Latest High income economy Stories

2012-06-27 10:32:10

"There is significant penetration by multinational processed food manufacturers such as Nestle, Kraft, PepsiCo, and Danone into food environments in low-and-middle income countries, where consumption of unhealthy commodities is reaching–and in some cases exceeding–a level presently observed in high income countries", according to international researchers writing in this week's PLoS Medicine. The authors from the UK, US, and India (led by David Stuckler from the University of...

2012-03-27 20:30:15

The number of ophthalmologists in practice and training worldwide: A growing gap despite more than 200,000 practitioners Despite more than 200 000 eye doctors in practice around the globe, capacity is not keeping pace with the growing demands of ageing populations and the current needs of developing countries, finds research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The authors base their findings on an International Council of Ophthalmology survey sent to 213 specialist...

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