Latest Global burden of disease Stories
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...
Despite increasing efforts to diagnose and treat anemia worldwide, there remains a surprisingly large global burden of the disease, particularly among young children and women.
A new report shows that oral conditions like tooth decay and periodontitis may affect as many as 3.9 billion people worldwide – more than half the total global population.
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."
One in five Americans are completely unaware that they are at risk for the second leading cause of premature death: high blood pressure.
Britons are living longer lives and enjoying better health, but they are still grappling with disabling conditions such as back and neck pain and depression, often more than people in most other European countries.
Alzheimer's disease is the fastest growing threat to health in the US.
Despite dire predictions in the wake of the economic crisis, donations to health projects in developing countries appear to be holding steady.
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