Category Archives: Health

How To Democratize Healthcare: AI Gives Everyone The Very Best Doctor

  The greatest problem of health care in United States — the world leader in health inequality – isn’t actually about the quality of care. The greatest problem we have is access to care. According to the CDC, nearly 20% of adults in the United States have no regular source of healthcare. One of the places this is most stark is in lifespan – where the […]

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Study shows the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on healthcare varied between countries

  A team of researchers from several institutions in Europe has conducted an analysis of healthcare quality levels across Europe during the 2008 financial crisis. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they describe the differences they found in level of care over the course of the crisis. The financial crisis of 2008 […]

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Number of morbidly obese will double in 20 years

  Numbers of morbidly obese adults (BMI of 40kg/m² or over) in England, Wales, and Scotland, are expected to soar over the next 17 years, and likely to exceed four million by 2035 – more than double the 1.9 million in 2015, according to research* presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, […]

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The Cancer Threat to Africa’s Future

  While significant progress has been made in halting the spread of communicable diseases in Africa, rates of non-communicable illnesses, especially cancers, are rising. With just 5% of global funding for cancer prevention spent in Africa, a new global strategy is needed to help manage a looming health crisis. CHICAGO – One of the most […]

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Its poverty, not individual choice, that is driving extraordinary obesity levels

  The statistics point remorselessly towards obesity being a symptom with an underlying social cause. That should completely change the approach to dealing with it. The “obesity epidemic” deserves much more serious attention than it is getting. It is, after all, thought to be killing nearly three million people a year worldwide. It is putting […]

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