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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

More than nine out of 10 of the world’s children live where air pollution levels exceed air quality guidelines, a new report says. The poor air quality causes 7 million premature deaths annually. […] Read More

There were 216 million global malaria cases in 2016, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released Nov. 29. This is 5 million more than in 2015, and the first increase since 2010 when there were 237 million cases. The number of deaths from malaria declined in 2016, dropping to 445,000 from 446,000 in […] Read More

Cases of malaria are declining worldwide, yet millions are still infected annually, according to a new U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) report. “On a global scale, the rate of new malaria cases fell by 21 percent between 2010 and 2015. Malaria death rates fell by 29 percent in the same five-year period,” stated Pedro Alonso, […] Read More

Nearly 25 percent of annual deaths worldwide are due to unhealthy environmental conditions, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report published March 15. “Findings confirm that 23 percent of global deaths and 26 percent of deaths among children under 5 are due to modifiable environmental factors. Heading this list are stroke, ischemic heart disease, […] Read More

As a philosophy student, I came to understand that definitions are important. . All arguments depend on foundational propositions, and often those propositions are based on definitions and axioms. No wonder Socrates said, “The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” Philosophers and ethicists have historically grounded their arguments and treaties in solid definitions. […] Read More

A new report from the World Health Organization revealed that thousands of people die daily for lack of basic things like vaccines and clean drinking water. Twenty-four thousand people die each day because they lack basic care, the Boston Globe reported. That amounts to 8.8 million lives lost needlessly each year to preventable diseases, infections […] Read More

Besides the new Russian and Baltic states, New Zealand and Australia have some of the highest suicide rates in the world, according to World Health Organization data. The highest male suicides rates were found in the war-torn countries of Lithuania, the Russian Federation, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus and Hungary. The highest female suicide rates were in […] Read More