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(ˌnɒn kəˈmyu nɪ kə bəl)

not communicable; not contagious: noncommunicable diseases.
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Adj.1.noncommunicable - (of disease) not capable of being passed on
noninfectious - not infectious
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Monitoring of noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension in South Africa: Challenges for the post-2015 global development agenda.
Global epidemiology of obesity, vegetarian dietary patterns, and noncommunicable disease in Asian Indians.
Such figures place a heavy financial burden on countries, with rising incidence of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, heart problems, brain strokes and all types of cancer.
The Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan hosted a session of the interdepartmental working commission on implementation of the national strategy for 2014-2020 to fight noncommunicable diseases.
An increasing number of Egyptians are dying prematurely from noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease and cancer, as a result of rising smoking and obesity rates, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Global health research and training efforts should focus on combating the growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases, better incorporating information technology into research and training, and more effectively converting scientific discoveries into practice in low-resource settings, concludes a report from the National Institutes of Health.
This innovative partnership will provide Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers information and tools to change behaviours, promote healthy lifestyles in communities around the world and ultimately to reduce the rise of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
WHO has associated the increase in life expectancy to success in finding cures to noncommunicable diseases and a decline in the number of smokers.
This approach has helped detect infectious diseases, and the new technology allows noncommunicable diseases to be detected using the same strategy.
According to the WHO, overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop noncommunicable diseases such as too much bad cholesterol, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age.
Knowledge is the single-most important weapon in fighting noncommunicable diseases, he said.
A growth in noncommunicable diseases, coupled with changing social norms towards greater gender equality in some societies, could result in the present poor health outcomes of men increasingly also affecting women.