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In low and middle-income countries, more people are dying from chronic diseases such as cancer and heart failure, The New York Times reports. In the last 20 years, chronic disease deaths have jumped by over 50 percent in developing countries, a statistic that is likely influenced by the improvements made in...
According to Reuters, spending $25 per woman on sexual health services could significantly reduce the risk of death to both mother and child. A United Nations report indicated that there are 225 million women who want to avoid pregnancy but do not have access to contraceptives, in addition to the tens of...
According to CNN Health and studies from Harvard Medical School the Mediterranean diet may help lead to a longer life. A Mediterranean diet consists primarily of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, peas, unrefined grains, olive oil and fish, and has been shown to lower the risk for cardiovascular disease, the...