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WASHINGTON — The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act was edging toward collapse on Monday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said it would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026. See more..
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Senate Republicans made only one big change in a new version of their Senate health bill released Monday: They added a penalty for Americans who let their insurance lapse for 63 days or more. Under the new provision, those who go without insurance will ... See more..
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In the midst of the complex, politically-charged health care debate unfolding in Washington, medical researchers say the science is clear: being uninsured increases one's risk of dying. That's the headline out of a new big-picture analysis of existing ... See more..
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Health care jobs now outnumber manufacturing jobs in Jefferson County, Ohio. Hospital administrators worry that Republican plans to cut Medicaid will lead to ... See more..
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“Throwing 22 million Americans off of health insurance, raising premiums for older Americans, defunding Planned Parenthood and giving $231 billion in tax breaks to the top 2 percent is a cynical and immoral proposal,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt ... See more..
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sen. Bernie Sanders took the stage and got right to it, warning 2,200-odd Ohioans that their lives are at risk if Senate Republicans push through their health-care bill. “Put yourself into someone else's shoes,” Sanders (I-Vt.) said ... See more..
The American Medical Association is the latest health care sector group to express opposition to, or at least serious concerns with, the Senate bill, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act. McConnell unveiled the bill Thursday and aims to bring it ... See more..
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Some of the world’s most significant health threats include HIV/AIDS, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, diarrheal diseases, and poor vaccination practices.

Over 33 million people are currently living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, and over 25 million people have died since the first case of HIV/AIDS was diagnosed in 1981.1 Nearly 97% of all those infected with HIV/AIDS live in low and middle-income countries, and are particularly concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa.2. An estimated 3.4 million children are currently living with HIV/AIDS worldwide.3 People living with HIV/AIDS are statistically more likely to face discrimination, isolation, and abuse from family members and other members of society as a result of the negative stigmas surrounding the disease.4

Sexually transmitted diseases are a major health burden, and more than one million people contract a sexually transmitted disease every day worldwide.5 Additionally, each year 500 million people become ill with chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, or trichomoniasis.6  Several strains of sexually transmitted infections can substantially increase the likelihood of contracting HIV.7 More than 290 million women globally are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV).8 Untreated HPV can cause cervical cancer and cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, throat, and tonsils.9

Noncommunicable diseases were attributed to 68% of deaths worldwide in 2012.10 The four leading noncommunicable diseases globally are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic lung diseases.11 Cancer accounts for over 8 million deaths each year,12 cardiovascular diseases for 17 million deaths, lung diseases for 4 million, and diabetes for 1.3 million deaths.13 More than 80% of deaths from noncommunicable diseases occur in low or middle-income countries.14 Most noncommunicable diseases have similar risk factors, such as physical inactivity, excessive tobacco and alcohol use, and poor nutritional health.15

The leading communicable diseases worldwide include HIV/AIDS, malaria, cholera, and tuberculosis. In 2012 there were 207 million cases of malaria worldwide and the disease was responsible for an estimated 670,000 deaths, particularly African children.16 One child in Africa dies every minute from malaria.17 Cholera and other waterborne diseases are also prevalent due to the fact that 748 million people still do not have access to clean water sources worldwide.18 There are approximately 1.4 to 4.3 million cases of cholera in the world and the disease causes anywhere from 28,000 to 140,000 deaths each year.19 In 2012 there were 8.6 million cases of tuberculosis and 1.3 million deaths.20 Vaccine-preventable diseases are a particularly deadly threat in developing countries where immunization is low. Around 1.5 million children under the age of five die each year from preventable diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and measles.21

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Addictions (Drugs/Alcohol)
The abuse of alcohol has contributed to the deaths of 3.3 million people worldwide annually.1 The average 15 year-old now consumes 6.2 liters of alcohol each year.2 Drug usage by injections has been reported in at least 148 countries and 120 of these countries have determined that HIV-infection due to intravenous drug are a major issue.3 In 2012 the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated that between 162 and 324 million people between the ages the ages of 15 and 64 have used or are using illicit drugs.4 These illicit drugs include cannabis, opioid, cocaine, or amphetamine-type stimulants.5 People classified as having a drug dependency number around 16–39 million people and only one in six people were able to receive proper treatment for drug ...See More addiction.6 Opiates are the most abused drug in Asia and Europe, whereas cocaine is the most abused substance in the Americas.7 The number of people who use intravenous drugs and are also living with HIV is around 1.7 million.8 Furthermore, over the past decade the amount of crime related to personal drug use and drug trafficking has drastically increased with the advent of the web-based market and advancements in technology.9 The abuse of alcohol has serious economic, societal, and health consequences.10 Despite the high prevalence of alcohol abuse across societies, very little has been done to introduce measures that will alleviate the issue into public policy.11 There is a well-studied causation between alcohol abuse and over 200 health complications and diseases.12 Adolescents and the elderly continue to be at the highest risk from injuries associated with alcohol abuse.13 Show Less