New Scientific Study: No Safe Level of Alcohol

By IHME

A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol.

The study, published today in the international medical journal The Lancet, shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use, including 12 percent of deaths in males between the ages of 15 and 49.

New Study Finds People Covered by Universal Health Coverage Will Fall Far Below UN Sustainable Development Goal

By IHME

An estimated 5.4 billion people globally are expected to be covered under some form of universal health care (UHC) by 2030, up from 4.3 billion in 2015, but far below the related target in United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, according to a new scientific study.

Prestigious Honor for UW Medicine Global Health Researcher

By UW Medicine

Professors Christopher Murray and Alan Lopez, co-founders of the groundbreaking Global Burden of Disease Study, will receive the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.  It is one of the world’s most esteemed prizes for health research. 

Murray directs the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.  Lopez is a laureate professor at the University of Melbourne in Australia. 

U.S. Provides Most Development Assistance for Health, but Lags Behind Other Nations in Spending Per Person

By the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

A new study finds that while the United States consistently has provided more funding for development assistance for health (DAH) than any other country, some high-income European nations have far surpassed the U.S.’s assistance in per capita and other expenditure measurements.

Comprehensive Health Study in India Finds Rise of Non-communicable Diseases

By Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

A new state-by-state health analysis in India finds that over two decades heart- and lung-related conditions, as well as other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), have surpassed infectious diseases, such as diarrhea and tuberculosis, as the nation’s leading killers. The extent of this difference, however, varies significantly among the nation’s 29 states and seven union territories.

CNBC: Pollution Linked to One in Six Deaths Worldwide — and Threatens 'Survival of Human Societies'

By Sam Meredith

Pollution kills at least 9 million people every year and "threatens the continuing survival of human societies," according to research from a new landmark study.

In 2015, almost one in six deaths – an estimated 9 million globally – were found to relate to pollution in some form.

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