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How stress impacts decision-making

Stress is the decision maker’s worst enemy. As John Maule, emeritus professor of human decision-making at Leeds University Business School, explains in this video, feelings of stress interfere with effective decision-making in a variety of ways.

The video explores why stress forces us to rely on intuitive and bias-prone thinking, and what decision-makers can do to mitigate the impact of stress on their decisions.

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Finding the silver lining amid medical research funding cuts

Some believe—to paraphrase Charles Dickens—that this is the best of times and the worst of times to be a medical researcher. On the one hand, technology is helping medical researchers make leaps and bounds in the areas of surgical procedures and pharmacological advancements. But on the other hand, medical researchers are feeling constrained by an increasingly complex medical insurance system and dwindling government funding for research. Perhaps, those who ascribe to this paradoxical view are half right.

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Demystifying ageing - Chinese Infographic

Demystifying ageing - Chinese

脆弱性骨折已經成為亞太地區重大的公眾衛生挑戰。大量研究顯示相關病症對社會和經濟造成長遠的影響。不單會造成活動力和自主能力的下降,在某些情況下,還會造成老年患者的死亡。在多數傳統的亞太社會中,老年人經常扮演家庭中年輕一代的照顧者。一旦發生骨折,可能會對整個家庭和社區產生衝擊。從更廣泛的角度來看,亞太社會治療髖部骨折的花費,相當於 19% 的每人平均國民生產總值,正正突顯了這個問題的嚴重性。

隨著人口老化,許多人認為脆弱性骨折將變得越來越普遍,但情況未必如此。骨質疏鬆症令骨骼更容易斷裂,是造成骨折的主要原因,但民眾往往認為這是老化的自然過程。這個迷思將逐漸破解。整個亞太地區對於相關病因能夠預防和治療的事實,不夠了解。本研究針對脆弱性骨折和骨質疏鬆症,在八個亞太經濟體所帶來的挑戰及醫療體系的因應方式進行研究:包括澳洲、香港、日本、紐西蘭、新加坡、南韓、台灣和泰國(文中統稱「記分卡經濟體」)。主要發現如下:

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Demystifying ageing - Korean Infographic

Demystifying ageing - Korean

취약 골절1은 아시아 태평양 지역에서 이미 중요한 공중 보건 문제이다. 사회와 경제에 대한 이의 지속적인 영향은 문서에 의해 충분히 입증되었고, 이동성 상실, 독립성 상실, 일부의 경우 노인들에서 사망을 초래한다. 노인들이 젊은 세대를 돌보는 많은 전통적인 아시아 태평양 사회에서 골절은 가족 전체와 지역사회에 치명적일 수 있다. 보다 넓은 관점에서 볼 때, 아시아 태평양 사회에서 고관절 골절 치료 비용은 1인당 GDP의 19%에 달하고, 이는 문제의 심각성을 보여준다.

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Controle do câncer, acesso e desigualdade na América Latina

Control del cáncer, acceso y desigualdad en América Latina: una historia de luces y sombras

Controle do câncer, acesso e desigualdade na América Latina

O controle do câncer, acesso e desigualdade na América Latina é um relatório da Economist Intelligence Unit, encomendado pela Roche, que examina as medidas de controle do câncer na América Latina. Ele avalia detalhadamente os aspectos positivos e as barreiras atuais com os quais os governos latino-americanos se deparam em sua luta contra o câncer e para oferecer prevenção e tratamento às suas populações.

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Control del cáncer, acceso y desigualdad en América Latina: Una historia de luces y sombras

Este estudio presenta una herramienta de vital importancia para las partes interesadas que procuran comprender la problemática del cáncer. Se trata de la Tabla de Puntuación en materia de Control del Cáncer en América Latina («Latin America Cancer Control Scorecard», LACCS). La LACCS se basa en un notable trabajo de investigación para calificar el desempeño de los 12 países que componen el estudio en diferentes áreas de relevancia directa con respecto al acceso para el control del cáncer.

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