What is the leading cause of death world wide?
The World Health Organization reported, from May 24, 2018, that there were 56.9 million human deaths worldwide in 2016. 
Of these Ischaemic Heart Disease and Stroke are at the top with 15.2 million deaths.
Chronic obstructive lung disease – 3 million deaths.
Lower respiratory infections – 3 million
Dementia – 2 million
Lung and airway cancers -1.7 million
Diabetes – 1.6 million
Road injuries – 1.5 million
Diarrhea illnesses – 1.4 million
Tuberculosis – 1.3 million
Total of these top 10 reported causes of human death is 30.7 million.… Read the rest
The science of preeclampsia, a serious life threatening medical condition of pregnancy, supports the idea of Biblical marriage.
Preeclampsia is a type of pregnancy induced hypertension (high blood pressure) that can quickly lead to organ damage in the mother, and even death of the baby and/or mother.
A number of studies show that pregnancies in women who have had longer periods of exposure to the baby’s father’s sperm, before getting pregnant, are less likely to develop preeclampsia, compared to women who get pregnant in a short term relationships.… Read the rest
Note: This posting uses the Biblical Essay titled, The Value and Dignity of Human Life, by Chee-Chiew Lee, as she has made a reasonable attempt at summarizing what the Bible says about the worth of persons.
The idea of a meaningful or worthwhile life has become an important consideration in medical decisions. When a patient has a severe head injury or stroke, it is not uncommon to hear, as part of decision making, “he/she will never return to a meaningful life.” Even if such decision making is legitimate, it is fraught with difficulty because people often think differently about what is meaningful. … Read the rest
I posted this a short while ago. I realized after posting that I miss the most important piece – That the great physician, Jesus, came to heal our brokenness, including that of physicians who have lost their way, thinking killing is better than caring.
Compared to several years ago, Physicians seem to be losing their position of respect. Doctors used to be the main source of guidance looked to whenever someone was sick. Now, more and more, other practitioners are taking their place. … Read the rest