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As sedentary lifestyles and population longevity spread from industrial societies to the developing world, health systems across the globe will need to turn from fighting infectious diseases to coping with chronic health conditions

World’s wealth will add to health burden

Coping with long-term conditions — not infections — will become a global problem as riches increase

Five Crescent Drive; Office Building for GlaxoSmithKline
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Workplace wellness has a long way to go

Leadership is lacking in bid to boost employee health

Kimberly Chesterfield, a senior radiographer at Maine Medical Center, positions Jose Marroquin Galan for an x-ray at the hospital on Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Signs show Obamacare is bearing fruit

Legislation is helping US health spending to fall, say medical professionals

Tufts' Joe DiMasi

Studies fuel criticism of new drug costs

Charities say big pharma estimates are too high

Picture of transistor on a pill

Internet of things speeds health delivery

Technology to boost monitoring capabilities

Rachel Brough, Senior Scientific Officer at the Institute of Cancer Research works in a laboratory, testing new drugs, at the ICR. Photographed for UK News
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Gene therapy drug adds to costs debate

Expense adds to debate over affordability

World watches Japan’s ageing citizens

Nation turns to digital medical records to improve wellbeing

BERLIN - OCTOBER 13: A family doctor uses a stethoscope to listen to a patient's breathing at her office on October 13, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. German political parties currently involved in federal government coalition negotiations, including the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the business-oriented German Free Democrats (FDP), are currently haggling over a restructuring of Germanys' Health Fund, or Gesundheitsfonds, the fund that provides the basis for Germany's state health care system. The CSU is pushing for more flexibilty in how the system is funded in order to allow for freer competition between the 180 different health insurance companies within the state health care system. The health care negotiations are part of broader negotiations between the CDU/CSU and the FDP in the creation of a new coalition government following nationwide elections in Germany last September. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Crash of 2008 adds to healthcare woes

Europe’s care systems find different ways to cope with the aftermath

How phone calls help India fight TB

E-vouchers help provide effective medicines to sufferers

Amir Attaran

Negotiation best path to affordable drugs

Patient advocates and the pharmaceutical industry should remember they need each other