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  • Health Importance In Our Society

    From , Aug 2007

    [... societies can promote health in many other ways, such as through sanitation, pollution control, food and medicines safety, health education, disease surveillance, urban planning and occupational health. Greater attention should be paid to strategies for health promotion other than access to healthcare, such as environmental and public health and health research.

    Lifestyle plays a major role in most of the illnesses in industrialised nations.1 Six of the 10 leading factors contributing to the global burden of disease are lifestyle related: unsafe sex, high blood pressure, tobacco use, alcohol use, high cholesterol and obesity... Spending on healthcare accounts for about 16% of the GDP (in 2006) in the USA (poster's note : as spending is increasing , nowadays it would be more than 16% , but even considering 16% it would mean US$3.4 trillion in 2019 only in USA) ... ]
    Last edited by marcus; 4 weeks ago.

  • #2
    Talking about research , we can have an idea of governments giving a lot less importance to Health compared to the Economy .

    When statistics about the Economy is as frequent as each 3 months , the last statistics about deaths due to (#) pneumonia (in USA) seems to be dated from 2014 (from , "Vaccines You'll Need After 50" , Jan 2020) .

    (#) a disease that kills more people (in the USA) than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined.
    Last edited by marcus; 2 weeks ago.


    • #3
      I think "High Cholesterol" is gonna be my main problem, it's still OK now, but looking to my habit to eat a delicious Indonesian food.. its hard for me to resist..


      • #4
        I do some physical exercise (walk/run at least 50 minutes per day , for example) and cut sugar as much as possible (no : softdrink , cake , sweet biscuits , ..) .