Sunday, 25 March 2012

Chinese Households-Healthcare System-Exponential Rise-Chronic Disease

China diabetics raise stakes for healthcare reform
American College Of Sports Medicine-Heart Rate Training Zone-The Chronic Diseases
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BEIJING (Reuters) - In 30 years, the Chinese people have gone from having barely enough to eat to worrying about spreading waistlines, leaving the healthcare system struggling to keep up with an exponential rise in "nobleman diseases" like diabetes. The soaring cost of chronic disease could tax China's effort to offer basic healthcare to 1.4 billion people. Almost one out of every eight Chinese households was racked by catastrophic health expenses in 2011, according to a paper published in medical journal The Lancet. ... read more..

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