4). This is about 5.5 million out of the 7 million people who died in 2012 due to air pollution, which means over half of the people dying are South East Asia inhabitants. Through the 2.6 million deaths from outdoor pollution, about 40% of those deaths were from ischemic heart disease and another 40% from strokes. 11% from COPD and then 6% from lung cancer and 3% were from acute lower respiratory infections in children. (“7 million,” 2014, para.
According to figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO) for 2010: Globally, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression, or about 5% of the world population. Even worse, Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. The WHO also reports that suicide rates have increased 60 percent over the past 50 years, most strikingly in the developing world, and that by 2020 depression will be the second most prevalent medical
Africa and Southeast Asia are responsible for 70% of the worldwide deaths due to pneumonia (Singh 2005). Pneumonia is a leading cause of under-five mortality and mortality in India also. The million death study conducted in 2010 reported that there were 0.37 million deaths among under-five children due to pneumonia, rating it higher than the diarrheal deaths (0.30 million) (Million Death Study Collaborators, 2010). The IVAC study reported that there were 31 million deaths
The Black Death found its way to Europe from China. It devastated Europe with more than 25 million deaths, which was around one-third of Europe’s population. This made it Europe’s worst epidemic in history. 3. In the eighteenth century the Black Death just ceased and stopped killing as many people as before, but nobody knows why.
Effect of Terminalia arjuna bark extract on transient focal cerebral ischemia induced neural damage and behaviour deficits in Sprague dawley rats Stroke is a global socio-economic disease and places a huge burden on patients, families and wider society (Warlow et al., 2003). It is the second leading cause for death next to ischemic heart disease & leading cause of disability in the world (WHO 2012, Lozano et al., 2012). Age related risk for stroke becomes higher in India like developed countries with increasing average lifespan of the individual (Donnan et al., 2008). Ischemic stroke represents approximately 85% of strokes which is caused mainly by the occlusion of a blood vessel, due to arterial embolism or thrombosis, in a specific region
According to Stat News, there are 100 deaths a day from opioid overdose and drug overdose kills more Americans under the age of 50 than anything else. Deaths by drug overdose is becoming worse at a quick pace. According to the National Center for
It has also been established that that most people start smoking at the age between 12 and 14, in addition to the fact that 1,200 tobacco smokers die every from smoking (Eaton, 2003). This translates to about 1,4389,00 deaths every year. This is a great number of preventable deaths every year. Despite being of great economic importance, tobacco has brought about much more harm than good. In fact, those who smoke have their life span shortened by about approximately.
Electronic Cigarettes: A Risk and Regulatory Analysis Introduction Tobacco smoking is one of the largest preventable causes of chronic disease and premature death in the world today. Despite increased education and scientific research, smoking habits and nicotine addiction persist. It is estimated, for example, that today’s global smoking population stands at one billion, approximately half of whom will experience health problems or premature death as a result of their exposure. Tobacco smoking and disease cause around five million deaths each year, including 700 000 within the European Union and 480 000 within the USA (including deaths from second hand smoke) . It is even estimated that smoking will contribute to one billion tobacco-related
Smoking-related deaths account for nearly one out of every five deaths in the United States every year, more than 1,200 deaths each day. It has been estimated that a person’s life expectancy is shortened by fourteen minutes every time she or he smokes a cigarette (Levinthal). Exposure of secondhand smoke is reported to cause 50,000 deaths in related to tobacco use https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco. Exposure to secondhand smoke has similar effects on the brain of both smokers and nonsmokers. In 1993, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its conclusion from available research that environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), the side-stream smoke in the air that is inhaled by nonsmokers as a result of tobacco smoking, causes lung cancer (Levinthal).
Defining the issue with smoking So what 's the issue with smoking …… why does it have such a negative view from people? Well smoking is one of the BIGGEST preventable death issue. Smoking tobacco and its second hand smoke alone cause more deaths per year than AIDS, alcohol abuse , other drug abuse , car crashes , murders , suicides , and fires Combined.In the us smoking kills 480,000 people per year , this is nearly 1 in every 5 people. So the next question is HOW. How can a small cigarette which releases smoke when burned harm us.In reality cigarettes harm our bodies not in one way but , many.Cigarettes smoke contains 7000 chemicals, 250 of them are known to be harmful , and 69 of them are known to cause cancer.