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Data shows awareness is key on World Cancer Day, the global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
Each year thousands of Europeans go abroad to undergo fertility treatment. A two-month investigation analyses what is known and what remains to be discovered about this largely hidden phenomenon.
Ten years after the soaring food prices of 2007, what is the state of world agricultural markets?
FAO, IFAD, WHO, WFP and UNICEF jointly produced a report on food insecurity around the world. It indicated that more than 820 million people are still suffering from hunger.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 24. According to WHO, one person commits suicide every 40 seconds around the world.
"It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years," wrote Oscar Wilde. We know that humans are living longer and longer. But are we living those years in good health?
As a public health issue, global vaccination coverage is the subject of much debate at the United Nations – especially when it is insufficient.
Europeans are getting heavier. One in three 30-year-olds weighs more than they should, and a full half of 40-year-olds are overweight. Only 44 per cent of people do some form of exercise at least once a week.
In Western Europe and Scandinavia, people spend more on healthcare and live longer, while in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, less money is spent and life expectancy at birth is lower too. The EU average for healthcare spending is 9.9 percent of GDP. In Hungary it is 7.4 percent.
If the EU is serious about the environment, it can no longer ignore the connection between animal farming and carbon emissions. No wonder a growing number of Europeans are turning vegetarians or even vegans.