Ninety-one nations are not producing enough children to maintain their current populations, while the opposite is true in 104 countries where high birth rates are driving population increases, according to a new scientific study.
November 8, 2018
October 24, 2018
Rates of premature mortality are two times higher in the most deprived areas of England, compared to most affluent
Rates of premature mortality are two times higher in the most deprived areas of England (Blackpool), compared to the most affluent (Wokingham), according to a new comprehensive analysis of health at a local, national, and regional level across the UK.
August 30, 2018
Новое исследование здоровья по данным 2016 года: В России наблюдаются повышение Продолжительности Жизни населения, снижение детской смертности, а также употребления алкоголя и табака
СИЭТТЛ – Продолжительность жизни в России между 1994 и 2016 годами увеличилась более чем на 7 лет, в то время как смертность российских детей в возрастной группе младше 5 лет снизились почти на 60%, по данным самого масштабного исследования, когда-либо проводившегося в области здоровья населения мира.
August 30, 2018
Life expectancy in Russia between 1994 and 2016 increased by more than seven years, while rates of death among children under age 5 decreased nearly 60%, according to the most extensive health study on the nation ever conducted. In addition, age-adjusted rates of premature death from smoking, one of the world’s most substantial health risks, dropped by nearly 34% over the same time period.
August 28, 2018
A new study reveals more than a quarter-million people died from firearm-related injuries in 2016, with half of those deaths occurring in only six countries in the Americas: Brazil, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and Guatemala.
August 23, 2018
A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol. The study, published today in the international medical journal The Lancet, shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use, including 12 percent of deaths in males between the ages of 15 and 49.
July 17, 2018
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation collaborate to improve knowledge of childhood cancer worldwide
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation are partnering to advance knowledge and understanding of childhood cancer around the world.
June 28, 2018
New study: Indonesia faces a “double burden” of persistent communicable diseases and increasing non-communicable diseases
Indonesia has made advances in health since 1990, increasing life expectancy by eight years and decreasing rates of health loss from communicable diseases like diarrheal disease and tuberculosis.
June 2, 2018
Lifestyle-related cancers, such as lung, colorectal, and skin cancers, have increased globally over the past decade, according to the most comprehensive analysis of cancer-related health outcomes and patterns ever conducted.
May 22, 2018
The World Health Organization and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) have formally agreed to collaborate in improving the accuracy, timeliness, and policy-relevance of health data. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed today will result in increased awareness and understanding of health problems globally, as well as the evaluation of strategies to address them.
April 17, 2018
Spending on HIV/AIDS globally between 2000 and 2015 totaled more than half a trillion dollars, according to a new scientific study, the first long-term and comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease.
April 17, 2018
New study finds people covered by universal health coverage will fall far below UN Sustainable Development Goal
An estimated 5.4 billion people globally are expected to be covered under some form of universal health care by 2030, up from 4.3 billion in 2015, but far below the related target in United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, according to a new scientific study.
April 17, 2018
Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death worldwide according to the State of Global Air 2018, the annual report and interactive website published today at www.stateofglobalair.org by the Health Effects Institute (HEI).
April 11, 2018
New US health study takes pulse of nation, reveals wide variation in cardiovascular disease burden persists in states
States whose residents suffered from high rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) a generation ago are now achieving much higher levels of healthy life, according to the most extensive state-by-state health study ever conducted.
April 10, 2018
Working-age Americans in 21 states faced a higher probability of premature death from 1990 to 2016, according to the most extensive state-by-state US health study ever conducted.
March 27, 2018
TORONTO – The co-founders of the groundbreaking Global Burden of Disease study (GBD), Professors Christopher Murray and
December 4, 2017
US provides most development assistance for health, but lags behind other nations in spending per person
A new study finds that while the United States consistently has provided more funding for development assistance for health (DAH) than any other country, some high-income European nations have far surpassed the US’s assistance in per capita and other expenditure measurements.
November 13, 2017
A new state-by-state health analysis in India finds that over two decades heart- and lung-related conditions, as well as other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), have surpassed infectious diseases, such as diarrhea and tuberculosis, as the nation’s leading killers. The extent of this difference, however, varies significantly among the nation’s 29 states and seven union territories.
October 4, 2017
A Malian physician who also teaches at the University of Maryland will receive $100,000 for using health data to save children’s lives through a comprehensive vaccination program. Dr. Samba Sow generated and used metrics on the disease burden related to Hib – Haemophilus influenzae type b disease – to secure political and financial support to vaccinate thousands of children against the disease. He spearheaded a nationwide delivery campaign for the vaccine, and, as a result, the country has seen an 80% decline in new Hib cases.
September 14, 2017
New global study finds countries saving more lives, despite a ‘triad of troubles’ in obesity, violence, and mental illness
Countries have saved more lives over the past decade, especially among children under age 5, but persistent health problems, such as obesity, conflict, and mental illness, comprise a “triad of troubles,” and prevent people from living long, healthy lives, according to a new scientific study.