World Diabetes Day: An Epidemic on the Rise

Every year supporters unite on the 14th of November to raise awareness about the serious health threats and complications associated to diabetes. World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 but was recognised as an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225[1].

Every year supporters unite on the 14th of November to raise awareness about the serious health threats and complications associated to diabetes. World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 but was recognised as an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225[1].WDD 2016 The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is at the forefront of spreading knowledge on a global scale about this disease; an illness that claims a life every 6 seconds. In addition, IDF’s research projects and funding will greatly affect the future of patients that suffer from this illness. World Diabetes Day 2016 Read more

Millennials and Medicine

Millennials have come of age and are a fundamental demographic contributing to our society. The influence of technology and the affects of an ever-consuming pace of life, have begun to take effect – including on global healthcare costs.

Growing evidence shows that 18 to 35 year-olds visit the doctor less than previous generations and a lack of early diagnosis is a leading contributor to increases in global healthcare costs. According to the US Census Bureau, the millennial generation is the largest demographic in US history; surpassing even that of the legendary “baby boomers”. 92 million Americans make up those born from 1980 to the year 2000. Eurostat's database also indicates that millennials similarly account for over 24% of the European Union’s adult population, according to their latest comprehensive study. Misuse of emergency care centres This tech-savy generation lives at an incredibly Read more