What kills us

Following up her post on what kills us, Siouxsie Wiles breaks down the statistics by gender:

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Its striking that more men die of prostate cancer than women die of ovarian, and twice as many men than women die from cancer of the bladder and kidney. But lots more women die of cerebrovascular diseases, that is strokes and brain haemorrhages, and dementia. . .

This is important information for health policy – is the money spent on education, prevention and treatment going where the need is greatest?

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2 Responses to What kills us

  1. Andrei says:

    This is important information for health policy – is the money spent on education, prevention and treatment going where the need is greatest?

    Are the dreaded “P” word again coupled with “education, prevention and treatment” .

    Seems so harmless and benevolent.

    But a grim reality for us all to face is that we all sooner or later will appear on that chart in one of the categories of those charming life terminating diseases.

    And if by throwing gazzilions of dollars at one we did succeed in eliminating it entirely all the others would grow to absorb the slack.

    And gazzilions more could go into “education, prevention and treatment” for them.

    This is why Health is a bottomless pit and there will never ever be enough money for it.

    Never the less given the priorities dictated by “policy” , itself dictated by which interest groups shout the loudest, there will be winners who can grab some of the cash and make a good living out of it – thank you very much

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