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Obesity is quickly becoming the world’s biggest health epidemic as nearly 30 percent of the entire population are either overweight or obese. The rise in global obesity/overweight rates over the past three decades has been significant and widespread.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is changing in unexpected ways in countries around the world, showing that greater attention and financial investment may be needed in places where the disease has not reached epidemic levels.
Americans are exercising more, but the increased physical activity is having little impact on the rising obesity epidemic, according to researchers from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
In nearly every major cause of premature death – from ischemic heart disease to diabetes to interpersonal violence – the United States trails its economic peers.
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.
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.
- A woman chauffeur.
- A woman who operates an automobile.