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Lancet global obesity report – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on May 29th, 2014.

A brand new analysis of obesity worldwide has shown that global rates have climbed steadily over the last three decades and New Zealand, unfortunately, is leading the charge. The percentage of overweight and obese individuals has climbed markedly among New Zealanders since 1980, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. […]

The global cost of stroke – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 24th, 2013.

An international study, lead by New Zealand researchers, has calculated the total worldwide cost of stroke in terms of years of good health lost to death and disability — 100 million years. The research, published in leading medical journal the Lancet, used data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) to estimate […]

Global burden of mental disorders and illicit drug use – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on August 29th, 2013.

Mental health and substance abuse disorders were the leading cause of non-fatal illness worldwide in 2010, according to a new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study, published in the Lancet today.  A team of researchers in Australia and the US analysed data from 20 mental and substance disorders to model the prevalence, premature death, […]

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