Health – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:56:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 Greener, healthier, more sustainable: why cities of the future need more biodiversity http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/06/greener-healthier-more-sustainable-why-cities-of-the-future-need-more-biodiversity/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/06/greener-healthier-more-sustainable-why-cities-of-the-future-need-more-biodiversity/#respond Sun, 05 Jan 2020 19:03:49 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36514 Modern science has proven environmental factors heavily influence human health – which is why each and every one of us would benefit from an intact ecosphere with good quality air, water and produce. In fact, by changing the conditions in which we live, we might be able to improve our health and reduce costs for healthcare systems. …

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Inaccessibility to opportunities stagnating poverty status http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/inaccessibility-to-opportunities-stagnating-poverty-status/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/inaccessibility-to-opportunities-stagnating-poverty-status/#respond Sun, 29 Dec 2019 22:50:55 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36133 The degree of income inequality is taken as one of the parameters to determine level of poverty in a country, but while probing into the causes of income inequalities one comes to know of factors totally out of control of individuals and nations as a whole responsible for reproducing inequality of opportunities overtime, thus multiplying …

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How to get ageing populations to invest in their health http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/how-to-get-ageing-populations-to-invest-in-their-health/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/how-to-get-ageing-populations-to-invest-in-their-health/#respond Sun, 29 Dec 2019 19:04:12 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36239 As more countries’ citizens live to 100 years or more, investing in their health early is crucial. Japan started a public-private partnership programme called Health and Productivity Management (H&PM) six years ago to address this challenge. More than 2,300 large companies and 35,000 SMEs in Japan have implemented the programme, boosting their performance. Looking back …

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Public health and environment in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/23/public-health-and-environment-in-pakistan-2/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/23/public-health-and-environment-in-pakistan-2/#respond Sun, 22 Dec 2019 22:25:19 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35898 Abstract Health is a state of complete well-being that directs towards maximizing an individual adaptive potential which if broadened to concept of public health concentrates on promoting and preserving health mean while reducing the burden of diseases. Health of an individual is central to the quality of life and human, being a part of environment …

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Cities increase your risk of depression, anxiety and psychosis – but bring mental health benefits too http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/23/cities-increase-your-risk-of-depression-anxiety-and-psychosis-but-bring-mental-health-benefits-too/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/23/cities-increase-your-risk-of-depression-anxiety-and-psychosis-but-bring-mental-health-benefits-too/#respond Sun, 22 Dec 2019 19:01:09 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35976 Over half of the world’s population – 4.2 billion people – live in cities. This number is expected to rise, with 68% of the global population estimated to live in urban areas by 2050. Among the world’s megacities – defined as urban areas with more than 10 million inhabitants – Tokyo, Japan is the largest, …

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Azra Bibi – Turning adversity into victory http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/azra-bibi-turning-adversity-into-victory/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/azra-bibi-turning-adversity-into-victory/#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2019 23:25:07 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35711 Without education and resources at one’s disposal, surviving as a single woman in this society is a challenge. However, there are examples of women who, with little head start, have overcome odds to not only survive but also flourish. The journey of Azra Bibi is one such example. Azra Bibi’s story is of a woman …

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Black Friday: a logistical nightmare that’s bad for the environment http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/black-friday-a-logistical-nightmare-thats-bad-for-the-environment/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/black-friday-a-logistical-nightmare-thats-bad-for-the-environment/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 19:04:46 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35414 Black Friday and the ensuing Cyber Monday are once again upon us. Billions will be spent trying to snag a bargain in the approach to Christmas. But as scrutiny turns to whether or not the deals on offer are genuine discounts, as opposed to marketing tricks, spare a thought for the thousands of extra deliveries …

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Climate change exposes young generations to life-long health harm http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/climate-change-exposes-young-generations-to-life-long-health-harm/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/climate-change-exposes-young-generations-to-life-long-health-harm/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 19:03:03 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35412 A global study has found children are particularly vulnerable to the health risks of a changing climate because their bodies are still developing If limited action is taken, the study found children would be vulnerable to malnutrition and rising food prices Scientists called for urgent action to reduce outdoor and indoor pollution through the introduction …

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The Countries With The Most Foreign-Trained Doctors http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/the-countries-with-the-most-foreign-trained-doctors/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/the-countries-with-the-most-foreign-trained-doctors/#respond Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:10:18 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34645 The OECD has released the latest edition of its Health at a Glance report which compares a range of indicators about population health and the performance of the health system across its member states. One interesting aspect of healthcare it touched on is the extent to which western countries rely on foreign-trained doctors and nurses. Indeed, medical personnel who …

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Improved education and health tie up human capital growth http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/improved-education-and-health-tie-up-human-capital-growth/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/improved-education-and-health-tie-up-human-capital-growth/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:03:04 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34510 The significance of human capital in the development and expansion of economy could not be emphasized further. Its status could be gauged in any economy by education and health indicators as their main parameters. Productivity could be boosted if healthy people are inducted in work force as they could work efficiently and effectively. Fundamental health …

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