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About 4.5 million people die prematurely each year due to health issues connected to the burning of fossil fuels, a report said, including 200,000 who die in the US alone and 40,000 children globally who die before age 5. […] Read More

Obesity’s prevalence has increased threefold since 1975, rising in all nations and with the most notable increases taking place in rural areas. Nearly half the world is now considered obese or overweight, a report said. […] Read More

The level of education a student attains is one of the most ‘powerful predictors’ of life expectancy, a report found. Educational opportunity contributed to 6% of the difference in life expectancy between neighborhoods. […] Read More

Record numbers of U.S. adults report delaying medical treatment due to the cost, a Gallup report found. One out of three put off any sort of treatment because of the cost they would have to pay. […] Read More

Around 34 million adults in the US know someone who has died in the past five years as a result of not having funds to pay for treatment, representing 13.4% of the adult population, a Gallup poll found. […] Read More

As Christians, rapidly escalating health care costs and the reality that our neighbors cannot afford health care should trouble our souls. The health of God’s creation is central to the good news. Here are 4 ways we can respond. […] Read More

Churches need to be structured and conditioned in such a way to respond with grace, compassion and love to those who are struggling with mental health issues. We must end the stigmas attached to the needs of mental health. […] Read More

The suicide rate in the US has been increasing for a decade. Its sharpest rise is occurring in children and teens, with the rates for 10- to 14-years-olds spiking 178% and for 15- to 19-year-olds increasing 76%. […] Read More

Some have suggested that a cause of climate change is the poor having large families. In reality, however, climate change is becoming a major factor in perpetuating poverty in nations as much as in families. […] Read More

Nearly 20 years. That’s the difference in life expectancy between richer and poorer economies, a World Health Organization report found. And in low-income economies, one out of every 41 women dies from maternal causes. […] Read More