Interesting Facts About Healthcare

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     Graham Soper updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago 1 Member · 15 Posts
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    Read, learn and share interesting facts about healthcare here. You’ll earn Credits for everything you do which will help add value to the donation set aside for your nominated cause as well as increasing the size of your own personal Wisdom Trust Grant Fund.

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    Around the world, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death. They account for approximately 30% of all deaths. At least 80% of these deaths that occur prematurely could be prevented by adhering to a healthy diet, getting regular physical exercise and avoiding the use of tobacco products.

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    Injuries claimed 5 million lives in 2015 and road traffic injuries accounted for 27% of these. Low-income countries average 28.5 deaths per 100,000 people from road traffic injuries (the global average rate is 18.3). On the other hand, high-income countries average 14.5 deaths per 100,000 people from suicide (the global average rate is 10.7).

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    A Poor Environment Impacts Global Health.

    We all must work for a cleaner environment. A report from the World Health Organisation estimates that the number of people dying as a result of air pollution globally may exceed the number killed by smoking. In 2015, the data shows 8.8 million deaths linked to air pollution compared to 7.2 million smoking-related deaths.

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    Diarrhoea is the fourth leading cause of death for children and responsible for between 1,000 and 2,000 deaths every day in children under 5. But this is a disease that is 100% preventable with access to clean water, adequate sanitation and a reasonable healthcare provision.

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    Indoor air pollution resulting from the use of solid fuels [by poorer segments of society] is a major killer. It claims the lives of 1.5 million people each year, more than half of them below the age of five: that is 4000 deaths a day. To put this number in context, it exceeds total deaths from malaria and rivals the number of deaths from tuberculosis.

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    Less than half of the people in the world have access to essential health services.

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    In 2018, it’s thought that 6.2 million people under the age of 15 died. Of these – mostly preventable – deaths, 5.3 million were children under the age of five, and half of that number were in the first month of their life.

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    Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent.

    Your skin works hard. Not only is it the largest organ in the body, but it regulates your temperature and defends against disease and infection.

    Always look on the bright side: being an optimist can help you live longer.

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    Infectious diseases remain big killers. They are responsible for nearly 9 million deaths a year, about 16% of the world’s roughly 56 million annual total deaths worldwide.

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    Injury and violence are among the less appreciated issues in global health, despite the fact that they account for more than 5 million deaths every year.

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    History shows that predictions about health-related matters aren’t easy to make. In the late 19th century, horses in New York City dropped 50,000 tons of manure every month onto streets plagued by flies and congestion. Experts considered the problem impossible to solve. Then Henry Ford introduced the Model T.

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    Improving sanitation, water supply, personal hygiene and management of water resources could prevent nearly 10% of diseases and 6.3% of all deaths around the world.

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    Sixty-five percent of people around the world live in a country where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.

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    Did you know? You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV (ok, now you can go take a nap).

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