Posts tagged ‘Health’

  • An overweight woman sits on a chair in Times Square in New York Forum Article

    How to beat diabetes

    Let me start with a disclaimer: I am overweight.  My kids and my wife keep telling me that I need… more

  • A woman uses firewood to cook food at Sapay, Achham Forum Article

    Putting a lid on deadly cooking practices

    Home is where the heart is. It’s also where the hearth is. And for the three billion people around the… more

  • A man uses an E-cigarette in this illustration picture taken in Paris Forum Article

    Can electronic cigarettes save lives?

    Michael Russell and Murray Jarvik, two pioneers of smoking-cessation research in the 1970s, would… more

  • Radiologist examines brain X-rays of a patient at North Bengal Oncology Center on the outskirts of Siliguri Forum Article

    A new understanding of how cancer spreads

    Nine out of ten cancer patients die because cancer cells enter the blood circulation, spread and form… more

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    How to repair healthcare after conflict

    Conflict continues to afflict the globe at a seemingly undiminished rate. The world’s attention is… more

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    What working long hours does to your body

    The 9-to-5 workweek has been a standard of American labor law for decades: It's the standard by which full… more

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    What your credit score tells you about your health

    A credit score doesn't just reduce a person's entire financial history down to a single number and somehow… more

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    The neuroscience of poverty

    Recently I’ve seen news reports with headlines like this one: “Can Brain Science Help Lift People Out Of… more

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    How countries with ageing populations can stay prosperous

    I came to a stark realization recently while working on a report called Poland: Saving for Growth and… more

  • An overweight woman sits on a chair in Times Square in New York Forum Article

    The cost of obesity

    Obesity is associated with significant increases in absenteeism among American workers and costs the… more

  • Vaccines are placed on a tray inside the Taipei City Hospital Forum Article

    Why is measles making a comeback?

    We always fear the wrong things. We worry about dying in a plane crash, not a car accident — even… more

  • A clinic support staff takes blood sample from a child at a clinic operated by Doctors without Borders in Bagega village in northeastern state of Zamfara Forum Article

    Saving the lives of women and children

    Nigeria, one of the richest countries in Africa, also boasts one of the world’s highest rates of… more

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    5 reasons we need to cut energy subsidies

    Half the world’s energy subsidies are in the Middle East and North Africa Region.  These… more

  • Joggers run past as the skyline of Singapore’s financial district is seen in the background Forum Article

    A breakthrough in healing joint injuries

    We live with the same cartilage -- the tissue that connects our joints -- for a lifetime. And since we… more

  • People take part in a free weekly yoga class on the front lawn of Parliament Hill in Ottawa Global Agenda Councils Article

    Think beyond hospitals for the future of health

    There’s a well-understood correlation that as the economy of a country improves, so the health of its… more

  • A radiologist examines breast X-rays after a cancer prevention medical check-up at the Ambroise Pare hospital in Marseille Forum Article

    Why doesn’t breast cancer screening save lives?

    Breast-cancer screening has long been viewed as one of the most important tools for reducing mortality… more

  • MIT-Center-MicroBiome_0 Forum Article

    Learning more about the body’s ecosystem

    More than 90 percent of the genes in our bodies do not come from our own cells. Instead, the vast… more

  • Commuters stand at an open doorway of a suburban train during the morning rush hour in Kolkata Forum Article

    What can India do about disease?

    The number of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is rising at an alarming rate across the world. India now… more