Credit: NASA Research examining pressure on surgical units in sub-Saharan African countries estimates nearly 300 million people have a need for surgery in the region, placing a heavy burden on hospitals. The study by researchers from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), WorldPop at the University of Southampton, the Technical University of Munich, Kenya Medical […]Continue Reading ...
Research from the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences has shown that the number of people having strokes has fallen 43% between 2000 and 2015. Stroke is a serious condition that occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are thought to affect 100,000 people per year in the […]Continue Reading ...
Demographers from the Higher School of Economics and the University of Southern Denmark have created a detailed color map of population aging in European countries; a collection of demographic stories, it uses color coding to indicate the varying stages of population aging across Europe. By looking at the map, you can easily spot areas with […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 23 2018 Comprehensive approach to modeling healthcare in populations could help to plan NHS services A new method of modeling illness across populations could help researchers to analyze how various factors might predict illness in populations and help providers to plan NHS services that more effectively improve their health outcomes. Researchers at the University […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD,March 5, 2018 A new poll has found that getting to see a General Practitioner (GP) is getting too difficult for most of the general population and thus many are going without a GP visit. According to the poll conducted by Octopus Healthcare, one third of the population (36 percent) have […]Continue Reading ...
Drug safety and effectiveness vary greatly among populations worldwide. Genetics is one of the factors that contribute to variability in drug response. The science of pharmacogenetics, a key driver of precision medicine, studies person-to-person differences in genetic make-up in relation to drug metabolism, transport and molecular targets. A new pharmacogenetic study of 6060 adults in […]Continue Reading ...
Ethiopia is one of the world’s least developed states. Yet for the past two decades the country has been making extraordinary progress. Targeted investment in health, education and employment has improved the standard of living and triggered a rapid decline in the fertility rate. If it succeeds in consolidating these achievements, Ethiopia could become one […]Continue Reading ...
PHILADELPHIA — Barriers still exist to improving population health overall, but there is room for optimism, Mark Smith, MD, said here Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson University’s annual Population Health Colloquium. For one thing, “Political leaders increasingly ‘get it’” regarding the need to improve population health. “Health is, as they say, too important to be left […]Continue Reading ...
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