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Sounding the alarm: parent perceptions of teen mental health in the US

Despite receiving more attention in recent years, research shows an increasing number of teens dealing with mental health challenges. The 1,100 US parents surveyed for this study reinforced COVID-19’s acceleration of mental health challenges among US teens. Nearly 80% of parents reported new or increased signals of potential mental health issues from their teen, including anxiety, depression and/or behavioral issues. 

Infographic | Cardiovascular disease and covid-19 in Europe: Seeing the warning signs and preparing for action

Embracing innovation in mental health

Despite recent widespread recognition of the need to improve mental health care in the US, individuals continue to experience numerous unmet needs across the care pathway. Challenges persist for accessing care, understanding mental illness, delivering quality care and measuring the true burden of these conditions. While encouraging developments have occurred and promising innovations emerge, standalone solutions are not enough. 

COVID and Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s deadliest family of non-communicable diseases. Since the advent of the covid-19 pandemic, it has become clear that CVD and covid-19 multiply each other’s severity and, ultimately, lethality.

World Immunisation Week: 24th—30th April 2022

Two decades ago, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared vaccinations to be one of the major public health achievements of the twentieth century, placing it first in its top 10 list.

Will the intersection of health, people and planet lead to action?

World Health Day 2022 emphasises the interconnectedness of people and planet health. David Humphreys, global practice leader for health policy, provides insights on translating strong evidence and beliefs into action around the relationship between health, thriving societies and a sustainable world.

The value of action: mitigating the global impact of neurological disorders

The impact of neurological diseases is most felt in low- and middle- income countries, where 70% of the global burden is concentrated. Yet the burden of neurological disorders is also significant in wealthier regions—the direct costs in Europe, for example, are greater than those for cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes combined. As populations increase and grow older, the burden will only increase, presenting a significant challenge to health systems and national economies.

Together for mental health: towards a sustainable and scalable model of mental health care in the United Arab Emirates

Good mental health is integral to the functioning, wellbeing and performance of individuals, communities, society, and the economy. Yet, mental health remains one of the most neglected areas of public health. On average, mental health accounts for just 2% of overall health budgets. Access to quality mental health services remains a challenge globally, with barriers including awareness, availability, affordability, and stigma.

Asia Pacific’s Healthcare Technologies Ecosystem: Enhancing start-up and SME success

‘Asia Pacific’s Healthcare Technologies Ecosystem: Enhancing start-up and SME success’ is a whitepaper, written by Economist Impact, and commissioned by Medtronic in support of the EDB. The report details the current state of the Health and Medical Technologies (MedTech) sector in the Asia Pacific region, identifies the challenges for early-stage start-ups and small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs), and considers steps that can be taken to support this strategically important and growing market. 

Article 2 | Roadmap to resilience: A post pandemic vision of healthcare delivery

While the covid-19 pandemic has shed light on the pre-existing vulnerabilities of health systems worldwide, it has also brought key areas of resilience-building into urgent and sharper focus. Issues such as supply chain shortages, staff burnout and challenges to meet the ongoing surge in healthcare demand were experienced globally, in addition to regional and country-level challenges that have been more unique and contextual. 

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