Developing Countries Have The Lion's Share Of The World's Obese, Overweight

By | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:20

A study found that almost two-thirds of the world's obese and overweight population reside in poorer countries. Researchers blame a global shift in diet that includes more meat, sugar, and fat.

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Global Cancer Rates Show The Ill Effects Of Eating Meat

By | Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:28

Eating meat and smoking are the top two causes of cancer around the world, according to a study that looked at cancer rates and environmental risk factors in numerous countries.


Health Disparities Between Rich And Poor Nations: ‘Eliminated In A Generation,’ Report States

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 18:02

Health experts urge nations around the world to invest in health, saying it would also be an investment in economic development.


Depression Is The Second Biggest Cause Of Disability In The World

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 09:06

A study concluded that the universal burden brought on by depression makes it a priority in public health agendas.

UN Projection: Global Population Will Boom to 9.6 Billion By 2050; Nigeria to Surpass US

UN Projection: Global Population Will Boom to 9.6 Billion By 2050; Nigeria to Surpass US

By | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:20

As the world reaches 11 billion people by 2100, India will lead the global population. The United States, meanwhile, will trail behind China and Nigeria.

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In Rural Bangladesh, Half of Adult Female Deaths Are From Noncontagious Diseases

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 23:24

Maternal mortality is a major global health concern, but half of deaths among rural Bangladeshi women result from non-communicable diseases like heart disease or stroke, not pregnancy.

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A Sick World: We Live Longer, With More Pain and Illness

By | Thu, 12/13/2012 - 16:15

The world has made huge progress fighting killer infectious diseases, but as a result we now lead longer and sicker lives.