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richard horton
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richard horton Oct 18
Alarming new data shows the UK was the 'sick man' of Europe even before Covid
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richard horton Oct 18
In solidarity with French teachers, journalists, writers, and editors who continue to defend freedom of speech.
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Tom Newton Dunn Oct 17
A month ago, was pilloried for scaremongering when he said there could be 200 deaths a day by mid November if action wasn't taken to control the covid second wave. Today there were 150 deaths. Looks like he underestimated.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Oct 17
Dear , I couldn't agree with you more. The is a great example of collaboration to improve people's health and lives. is proud to partner with and scientists around the world. Together!
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richard horton Oct 16
One more thing. At a time when much is made of disagreement among scientists about how to manage this syndemic, the Global Burden of Disease represents a collaboration and consensus between 5000 scientists and the World Health Organisation. The world can be united after all.
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richard horton Oct 16
Finally, if you look at trends, you see explosive importance of metabolic risks to our health—look at the increases since 1990 for high fasting plasma glucose (diabetes) and high body mass index (overweight and obesity). Metabolic risks are a time bomb for humanity.
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richard horton Oct 16
If you cut the data a slightly different way, you see the continuing importance of child and maternal malnutrition. How is it that in our so-called civilised world we allow anyone to go hungry or live with malnutrition? Obscene.
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richard horton Oct 16
And when you look at health risks, it’s still high blood pressure for women and tobacco use for men that take the biggest tolls overall.
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richard horton Oct 16
We like to think we have turned the tide on HIV. Wrong. In the 25-49 year age group, HIV remains the number 2 cause of disease burden. Yes, let’s fix the ongoing syndemic of COVID-19. But please let’s not forget the global epidemic of HIV.
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richard horton Oct 16
We rightly spend a lot of time talking about the growing importance of non-communicable diseases, but we should still be shocked at the massive neglect of disease among newborn children. Top cause of disease burden in 1990. And still so in 2019. A matter for global shame.
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richard horton Oct 16
Although disease burden among us is falling (blue line, measured as disability-adjusted life years), population growth and ageing mean that the total world burden of poor health is about the same (red line). One fact from 3.5 billion units of data in the Global Burden of Disease.
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richard horton Oct 16
It’s arrived: a thing of beauty.
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richard horton Oct 16
One of the most important innovations in this year’s GBD is its redefinition of demographic transition, taking account of migration. Instead of viewing migration as a threat or a problem, we should welcome migration as an example of human agency for sustainability.
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richard horton Oct 16
Lessons from the Global Burden of Disease 2019: it’s time for global health to broaden its vision.
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Dr. Peter A Singer, OC Oct 15
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richard horton Oct 15
UK govt scientists are being blocked from speaking to media because of what is being called the “difficult political landscape.” One contributor to research we are publishing tonight was banned from speaking to a journalist this morning. Welcome to the totalitarian state of GB.
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richard horton Oct 15
In response to the Great Barrington Declaration—the John Snow Memorandum.
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richard horton Oct 14
Today, The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health publishes its Commission on Paediatric Pain. Make pain matter. Make pain understood. Make pain visible. Make pain better.
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richard horton Oct 13
“This is not a political crisis, this is a health crisis.” Completely wrong.
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richard horton Oct 13
Isabel. You are smarter than this.
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