Measles cases at ‘alarmingly’ high levels around the world, UNICEF says CNN News February 28, 2019 Global measles cases increased by 48.4% between 2017 and 2018, according to calculations by UNICEF of data on 194 countries from the World Health Organization. Ten countries, including Brazil, the Philippines and France, accounted for nearly three-quarters of the total increase in measles cases in 2018, according to figures released by the UN’s agency for children.
Geography is Destiny: Health Depends on Where You Live
Published Feb 18, 2019 at 2:26 PM | Updated 5 hours ago Your neighborhood could hurt your health. People who live on the South Side of Chicago are as much as 14 times more likely to have diabetes than residents near Wrigley Field. In the Dallas area, the risk of stroke is much higher in the south than the north. Just 2 percent of Plano adults have a history of stroke, but the rate exceeds 7 percent in south Dallas.