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2014-04-04 10:37:22

A new Global Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Atlas, launched by the World Heart Federation in its journal Global Heart, shows that in wealthy countries, the burden of cardiovascular disease is falling both in crude and age-standardized terms, while clusters of low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC) are seeing rises in their CVD burden as their populations continue adapt to demographic and behavioral changes including increased life expectancy, poor diet, continued and in some cases...

Unsafe Medical Care Accounts For 43 Million Injuries Annually
2013-09-19 11:32:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While modern medical care can easily be credited with saving countless lives, over 43 million people worldwide are injured annually due to unsafe medical care, resulting in the loss of almost 23 million years of "healthy" life – according to a new study in BMJ Quality and Safety. The new report was written by a team that included researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in...

2013-05-29 10:12:28

Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a paper titled "Global Burden of Oral Conditions in 1990-2010: A Systemic Analysis." The paper, written by lead author Wagner Marcenes, Queen Mary University, London, is published in the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research. The "Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010)" produced comparable estimates of the burden of 291 diseases and injuries in 1990, 2005 and 2010. This article reports on...

Massive International Study Outlines Global Health Crisis: People Living Longer But With More Illness
2012-12-13 15:16:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A health crisis has been developing around the world for decades. Despite life expectancies climbing for both men (11 years) and women (12 years) worldwide, we are paying for this added buffer with more mental and physical illnesses, according to the biggest-ever study of the global burden of disease. The study, collaborated on by nearly 500 international researchers, and published in the journal The Lancet, has produced the most...

2011-12-07 10:36:41

When using data and information derived from patient experiences, combined with additional morbidity data on patients treated in emergency departments and those admitted to hospital, the absolute burden of injury in the UK is much higher than previously estimated, according to a study published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The authors of the study, led by Ronan Lyons from Swansea University, in Wales, UK, say: "Whilst considerable uncertainties remain, our best estimate is that...

2011-03-28 09:19:00

TUCSON, Ariz., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. and European policy to increase production of ethanol and other biofuels to displace fossil fuels is supposed to help human health by reducing "global warming." Instead it has added to the global burden of death and disease. Increased production of biofuels increases the price of food worldwide by diverting crops and cropland from feeding people to feeding motor vehicles. Higher food prices, in turn, condemn more people to...

2010-07-02 20:10:10

 Study highlights: ·      Stroke complications may deprive patients of about two years of healthy life, in addition to three years of healthy life lost due to the stroke, according to a South Korean study. ·      A combined measure of potential life years and function lost can impact public health decisions, researchers said. ·      However, it's...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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