Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One in four people will have hearing problems by 2050: WHO

One in four of the world's population will suffer from hearing problems by 2050, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, calling for extra investment in prevention and treatment.

Cardiology

Heart failure cases soar globally

The number of patients with heart failure worldwide nearly doubled from 33.5 million in 1990 to 64.3 million in 2017. That's the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal ...

Diabetes

Diabetes is a ticking time bomb in sub-Saharan Africa

Diabetes is a serious, chronic condition that affects the lives and well-being of individuals, families, and societies globally. It is characterized by excess levels of sugar in the blood.

Cardiology

Ischemic heart disease is major health burden worldwide

(HealthDay)—A total of 126.5 million people lived with ischemic heart disease (IHD) globally in 2017, with 10.6 million new cases occurring, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in the European Heart Journal: Quality ...

Health

Poor diet is top contributor to heart disease deaths globally

More than two-thirds of deaths from heart disease worldwide could be prevented with healthier diets. That's the finding of a study published today in the European Heart Journal—Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, from ...

Ophthalmology

Blindness and sight loss to double by 2050

Blindness and severe vision impairment is predicted to affect almost 900 million people worldwide by 2050—up from around 338 million today, according to a new pre-print study accepted by The Lancet and highlighted on World ...

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