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Pollution Linked to 9 Million Deaths in 2015, Study Shows

Air pollution contributed to the most deaths, followed by water and job-related pollution

A new report released by The Lancet has linked pollution of all kinds to roughly 9 million deaths in 2015. This equates to about 16 percent of total deaths worldwide, with air pollution contributing to the most deaths (6.5 million). … Continue reading

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America’s Healthcare System Favors the Rich, Study Shows

A British medical journal blames America’s for-profit healthcare system for a 15-year gap in longevity

In a blistering indictment of the American healthcare system, the British Medical Journal Lancet published a study in April that looked at income inequality in relation to the nation’s health. The results showed that the wealthiest Americans live a full … Continue reading

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A New Screening Test For Ovarian Cancer

A new British study, though not yet conclusive, provides a glimmer of hope

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women. Jessica Tandy, Coretta Scott King, Dinah Shore and Gilda Radner were just a few of the prominent public figures whose lives were tragically cut short by the disease. SevenPonds features Monday … Continue reading

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