This graph shows the distribution of deaths caused by infectious diseases. It depicts both the global distribution of disease-related deaths and the regional breakdown of deaths caused by these diseases. All of these diseases are either treatable or preventable, demonstrating the lack of access to proper healthcare and health education in the developing world. ... Read more about Deaths Due to Global Infectious Diseases (By Region) in 2004
Mountaintop's Removal's Effect on Humans and the Economy
There’s a common saying in Appalachia: what we do to the land, we do to the people. Recently, 21 peer-reviewed scientific studies have confirmed the truth of those words. Not only has mountaintop removal permanently destroyed more than 500 Appalachian mountains, but people living near the destruction are 50% more likely to die of cancer and 42% more likely to be born with birth defects compared with other people in Appalachia. ... Read more about The Human Cost of Coal
These days, Indian policymakers are debating how to create a vast new food entitlement program. There is talk of poor households struggling to cope with high food prices and malnourishment among their children.
ABUJA—A new survey on malaria prevalence among Nigerian children has revealed that four out of every 10 have malaria.
The survey conducted in 2010 by the National Malaria Control Programme, NMCP, and released in Abuja, yesterday, said the current ratio of malaria infection translates into 42% of Nigerian children that are infected with malaria.
LONDON — The world's population of seven billion is set to rise to at least 10 billion by 2100, but could top 15 billion if birth rates are just slightly higher than expected, the United Nations said on Wednesday.