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In developing nations, millions of people suffer from health problems, such as infectious diseases, childbirth complications and malnutrition. A vast majority of these health problems are avoidable, but those affected the most are the poor. In the last few decades, many governments in developing nations have been making an effort to improve primary healthcare facilities and access to healthcare services, but there is still a huge disparity between the poor and rich. While in urban areas, people have more access to healthcare and usually pay out of their pockets for healthcare services, in rural areas, people are still struggling with […]
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Although manufacturing output and major infrastructure building projects are often used as yardsticks to measure the way key emerging markets around the world are performing, there are plenty of other indicators that can also be used. One of these is the standard of healthcare provision that is offered, both as private services and those subsidised in some way by central governments. While the UK’s fully state-funded NHS is something of a unique institution, a mix of state healthcare and private companies is common elsewhere. As the populations of emerging economies become more affluent and educated, the social demand for better […]
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We’re used to thinking of pets as companions but more than ever before they’re being celebrated for the health benefits they can bring to the home. Some people even say that having a pet can boost children’s immunity to illness. Is this true, and if so, what other health issues should you bear in mind when bringing a pet into your family? What the experts say Research conducted in Finland suggests that children who share their homes with dogs or cats are less likely to have ear infections or respiratory illnesses like coughs and colds. This is thought to be […]
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