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The Lancet: Alcohol consumption carries significant health risks and no benefits for young people; some older adults may benefit from drinking a small amount of alcohol
The new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease estimates that 1.34 billion people consumed harmful amounts of alcohol in 2020.
New global and country-level estimates suggest that routinely wearing helmets and seat-belts, obeying speed limits and avoiding drunk-driving could save between 347,000 and 540,000 lives worldwide every year.
New Global Burden of Disease estimates show health inequalities in Norway have decreased over the past 30 years, but more work is needed to close the gap
From 1990 to 2019, Norway reduced inequality in disease burden; however, an examination at a more granular level shows inequalities still exist.
New study offers the first comprehensive, county-level life expectancy estimates in the US and highlights important differences among racial and ethnic groups.
More than 43 million additional health workers are needed to meet targets for universal health coverage around the world, according to a new peer-reviewed study.
The Lancet: Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 finds non-communicable diseases a new challenge to Iran’s health care
Despite severe international sanctions, the Iranian health care system has made significant achievements in controlling the burden of infectious diseases, but it faces health challenges and threats from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to a systematic analysis published in The Lancet.
The Lancet: Global death toll of COVID-19 pandemic may be more than three times higher than official records, estimates of excess deaths indicate
More than three times as many people may have died worldwide as a result of the pandemic than official COVID-19 death records suggest, according to new research.
Putting health at the centre of post-COVID recovery: WHO’s European Region faces stark choices that will shape its future
Published every three years, the 2021 European Health Report, produced by the WHO EURO, provides insight into progress towards health-related Sustainable Development Goals.
Health Effects Institute: Two new reports offer insights into global air quality and air pollution impacts on life expectancy
With the recent lowering of Air Quality Guidelines, many countries face challenges in achieving cleaner air.
The Lancet: Social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to reverse progress towards gender equality, new study reveals
As COVID-19 has caused major disruptions in all aspects of life, women have experienced negative social and economic impacts to a greater extent than men, according to new research.
PLOS Medicine: Study highlights worldwide disparities in treatment rates for major depressive disorder
Meta-analysis suggests need for scaling up treatment for this severe depression in some low and lower-middle income countries.
Low levels of government and social trust, as well as higher levels of government corruption, are strongly correlated to higher COVID-19 infection rates around the world, according to a new peer-reviewed study published today in The Lancet.
The Lancet: An estimated 1.2 million people died in 2019 from antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, more deaths than HIV/AIDS or malaria
More than 1.2 million people – and potentially millions more – died in 2019 as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, according to the most comprehensive estimate to date of the global impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
The latest estimates of global anti-microbial resistance show urgent policy action is needed to save lives
New estimates reveal that at least 1.27 million deaths per year are directly attributable to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), requiring urgent action from policymakers and health communities to avoid further preventable deaths.
The Lancet Public Health: Global dementia cases set to triple by 2050 unless countries address risk factors
The number of adults (aged 40 years and older) living with dementia worldwide is expected to nearly triple, from an estimated 57 million in 2019 to 153 million in 2050, due primarily to population growth and population ageing.