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Cancer Costs Becoming Unsustainable

Cancer Costs Becoming Unsustainable

About 12 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, and that number is expected to more than double over the next two decades. At the same time, cancer treatment costs are rapidly rising, meaning cancer care is quickly becoming unaffordable in many developed countries. According to a recent report published by a team of international experts, most treatments have a substantial cost but a limited benefit. As such, they are calling upon policy-makers, doctors, patients groups, and the health industry to come together to find ways to mitigate the financial burden of cancer treatment. More… Discuss

World Population to Reach 7 Billion This Year

World Population to Reach 7 Billion This Year

Throughout much of history, the global human population grew slowly, reaching 1 billion in about 1800. The world’s population has increased rapidly since that time, growing by about 4 billion in the past 50 years alone. Later this year, it is expected to cross the 7 billion mark, and according to UN projections, 10 billion people will be crowding the planet by 2100. Nearly all population growth for the next few decades is expected to be in underdeveloped regions, straining their limited resources. Meanwhile, the populations of more developed countries will remain flat, meaning there will be fewer working-age adults to support retirees living on pensions. More… Discuss