Topic: World Health
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Damon is accurately highlighting a little-known problem to an American audience.but fortunately, due to improvements, the current loss from diarrhea caused by tainted water has decreased from 1.5 million deaths to about 760,000 deaths a year.
Still a tragedy.
It is true that Canadian middle class incomes are now higher than in the United States.
They are working fewer hours for more pay, living longer on average,
and facing less income inequality." Her claim that Canada provides a better safety net is hard to measure statistically.
Dads are important!
A study conducted between 1999 and 2005, showed that dad's involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of
HIV, reduced the risk of transmitting the disease 40% compared to couples with no male involvement.
Jebreal claims that desparate conditions in Gaza are under reported in the US. Estimates range upward from 67 percent go without water. 90 to 95 percent of the water from Gaza’s coastal aquifer (their only
natural source of fresh water) isn’t suitable for drinking.
Mutation happens when viruses replicate but most mutations hurt the virus and are automatic dead-ends. About two-thirds don’t change how Ebola functions, but there is no data to say
whether the functional changes matter. The most recent study in
West Africa found that many new varieties are not passed on to new
They predict that "the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15
years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve
more than anyone else's." They will have "unprecedented opportunities to get an education, eat nutritious food,
and benefit from mobile banking", driven by
innovation in technology. Goals include making drinking water from sewage, wiping out malaria, polio, HIV, and more.
The truth is there are 110 million infections -- not people who are infected -- and only a small percentage of infected individuals are considered to have an "illness."
Georgia’s largest utility said that the program in Georgia is thriving. Part of Georgia's implementation
plan was that using solar power wouldn’t affect rates, and it hasn’t.
1. Poor And Marginalized Populations; 2. Environmental Stewardship; 3. Religious Freedom; 4. Economic Opportunity; 5. and Immigration Reform.
Limbaugh's statement ignores critical facts that would give a different impression. While 85% did go to Clinton Foundation staff for travel, salaries and
benefits, most of the foundation's charitable
work is done in-house. The Clinton Foundation says 88% goes to charitable programs, including 15% went to charitable grants to outside organizations
Federal campaign spending tops worldwide antacid sales no matter how you cut it. Factoring in state elections makes the disparity even greater.
All over the world countries are trying to stop nicotine addiction, but tobacco companies are delaying or
blocking implementation of
anti-smoking laws in poorer countries by tying them up in litigation, saying that their tobacco
laws violate an expanding web of trade and investment treaties.
Studies show that while
the United States does consistently have one of the highest rates of
childhood poverty in the world, there are several OECD members with
higher rates, notably Israel and Mexico.
overstates the amount of money spent to create and fix healthcare.gov,
and his claim that the website isn’t working -- and never did -- is
debunked by the fact that millions of Americans have signed up for
insurance through the site.
Carrey called aluminum a poison and toxin. Like many other chemicals, it could be, in dosages and scenarios that are rare.
There is no scientific evidence found by PolitiFact suggesting otherwise. In fact, the
only debate stems from a theory, not research that contradicts decades
The CDC has evidence from outbreaks between 2008 to 2014. In that
period, they found that of the people who became infected with
salmonella due to baby poultry exposure, 49 percent, or 196 out of 400
people, reported snuggling and holding baby birds. Another 13 percent,
or about 53, reported kissing baby birds.
The United States spends more on health care per capita than other
countries, but not always twice as much. European countries with extensive social service networks aren’t so far
behind the United States.
Trump's assessment of the refugee situation is badly mangled and is conflating two different sets of refugees: Those
534,000 reaching Europe by sea, who are mostly men, and the 4 million
Syrians in U.N. refugee camps, most of whom are women and children.
Health care reforms established a marketplace for small businesses to sponsor health care coverage for their employees. Members of Congress get healthcare with government like other large companies, but their staff can use the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act just like their constituents would.
Planned Parenthood’s most common pregnancy services in 2013 were
pregnancy tests (1.1 million services); HIV tests (704,000 services); emergency contraception kits (1.4
million services) and Pap tests (378,692 services). No federal money has paid for any abortion services, and there’s been no confirmation it sells
body parts for profit.
Tens of millions of Americans have truly benefited from the ACA, in big ways
(such as securing insurance for the first time) or smaller ways (paying
less for drugs under Medicare Part D).