Are We A Healthier, Safer World?


by Jocelyn Rossell on Oct 22, 2014 | Views: 102 | Score: 1
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Ischaemic Heart Disease7.46
Stroke6.75.7
COPD3.13.1
Lower Respiratory Infections3.13.5
Lung Cancer (Trachea, Bronchea)1.61.2
HIV/AIDS1.51.7
Diarrhoeal Diseases1.52.2
Diabetes1.51
Road Accidents1.31
Hypertensive Heart Disease1.10.8
Preterm Birth Complications1.11.3
Tuberculosis0.91.3
Death Toll (million)
Sources: who.int
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Jocelyn Rossell
Jocelyn Rossell on Oct 22, 2014 3:29 PM said:

Based on these statistics, the answer is no. Over the last decade, the leading cause of death around the world has become more chronic, irreversible diseases. We have also seen an increase in motor vehicle deaths and suicide. While our research and medicine is increasing, our health and safety is not. How do you think medicine has changed the top reasons of death?