One billion people lack access to health care systems.
36 million deaths each year are caused by noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. This is almost two-thirds of the estimated 56 million deaths each year worldwide. (A quarter of these take place before the age of 60.)
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one group of conditions causing death globally. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2005, representing 30% of all global deaths. Over 80% of CVD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Over 7.5 million children under the age of 5 die from malnutrition and mostly preventable diseases, each year.
In 2008, some 6.7 million people died of infectious diseases alone, far more than the number killed in the natural or man-made catastrophes that make headlines. (These are the latest figures presented by the World Health Organization.)
by janesix 3 years ago
Many people here know I'm bipolar. I've been rediagnosed as schizoaffective. That's besides the point though, I want to talk about the mental health care system. It may be different for people with money, but I don't know. I know it's super tough for poor people though. The past couple weeks have...
by Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago
This was in my email box this morning...Movember(formally known as November) is a month long fund raising event during which participants(almost always adult males) attempt to grow a luxurious and stylish moustache throughout the month. They also ask people to sponsor them for this event, and all...
by larryfreeman 9 years ago
As I mentioned in a previous announcement, categories are coming to HubPages.Here is the planned breakdown of the Health Category:Health (Top Level)* Aging & Longevity* Cancer* Children's Health* Death & Grief* Dental Health* Diet & Health* Disabilities* Diseases & Conditions*...
by Sophie 7 years ago
What do you think about mind over matter...Do you think that all health issues have a mind componenCan all ailments be healed through healing of the mind?
by meanone 7 years ago
I have been with my husband for 24 years. He has health issues and needs a new heart which this...causes impotence. I am too young to not have intimate sex with him. I know that marriage is for better or worse. and this is the worse. i need to know if it is wrong for me to want to find a friend. i...
by nasus loops 8 years ago
What health issues do you or a family member suffer from on a daily basis.I suffer from Asthma, but this does not affect me on a daily basis. This has made me wonder how many people suffer from conditions that do affect them on a day to day basis.
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