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Innovation in Health
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Mobile Healthcare Market Expected to Grow 47 Percent by 2020

Mobile Healthcare Market Expected to Grow 47 Percent by 2020 | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
The mobile healthcare market is expected to continue growing over the coming years.

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First ever Index to measure the wellbeing of older people | Global Agewatch Index

First ever Index to measure the wellbeing of older people | Global Agewatch Index | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Global AgeWatch provides population ageing data from 195 countries. It has the most up-to-date, internationally comparable statistics on population ageing and life expectancy.
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Visualizations | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Visualizations | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
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Great site with visualisation tools to personalise health metrics and create excellent graphics on Global Burden of Disease statistics

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Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke

Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US each year is caused by heart disease and stroke.

Via Giuseppe Fattori
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Useful article on background and statistics around how more could be done to prevent deaths from heart disease and stroke

 

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UK's health: could do better

UK's health: could do better | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Six decades of universal free health care, the introduction of widespread public health initiatives (e.g., tobacco control, cancer screening, and immunization), and substantial increases in health expenditure have failed to improve the UK's health...
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Despite efforts to improve health in the UK, there are still significant improvements to be made, particularly in the leading causes of death - ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), stroke, lung cancer, and respiratory infections.

 

This means there are big opportunities to develop new products in these areas.

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