Infectious diseases like COVID-19 top the list of health concerns.
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The human population has doubled in 48 years, and worsening climate change has left the world facing serious health risks, from infectious diseases to hunger and heat stress.
A cancer patient from Inner Mongolia seeks treatment in Beijing.
Of women who die from cervical cancer, 87% live in poor countries.
The pathology lies in society discriminating against transgender people, not in transgender people themselves.
Poor mental health in transgender people is primarily the product of social stigma and violence. This counters the view that being transgender is itself pathological.
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A global health and disease study shows we’re living longer, but spending more years in poor health. But there are some things within our power to change.
Up to 90% of the population will experience lower back pain over their life time; around 25% will have it on any given day.
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People with lower back pain are usually told to take some paracetamol for relief. But research published today shows that this almost universal advice is misguided. Up to 90% of the population will experience…