By 2030 the world should achieve universal health coverage (UHC). In plain English UHC means that financial risk protection, access to quality essential healthcare services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines will be provided to every single person on the Earth. Universal health coverage was decided as a global goal by the 194 UN…

HIV rates continue to drop globally, that’s what newest reports show at the World AIDS Day. The dropping rates are partially due to increased HIV awareness, knowledge about prevention, testing and efforts to make drug treatments affordable, which reduce the risk of transmission. But I’d argue that the main reason is, in fact, suspending moral judgment and instead focusing on…

*Scroll down for Infographic Nearly 9% of the world’s population has experienced hypochondriasis in one or another way. This happens to be the reason for $20 billion spent for unnecessary medical examinations in the US alone each year. At the same time, another 45% are predisposed to hypochondria and only 4.5% receive some form of a treatment. No matter the…

  Better I were distract; So should my thoughts be severed from my      grief, And woes, by wrong imaginations, lose The knowledge of themselves. —Shakespeare When I was in high school, I used to live next to the town cemetery. My balcony was looking straight to the entrance. I was 14.  For good or bad, at this age, I have seen way too many funerals passing under my window. I have never felt any discomfort with this,…

Тhe world is getting fatter and no one knows how to stop it. This is how an article published on Bloomberg a few months ago was titled. We all know obesity is the epidemic of the 21st century but is it as apocalyptic as it sounds? There are no doubts that obesity is a global health problem causing tons of…

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