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