September 22, 2014

Panama Downright Jubilent

1 Worldwide Happiness Survey: We’re #14

The latest Gallup-Healthway Global Well-Being Index is out, and in its ranking of 135 countries with regard to people's estimation of their own happiness, the U.S. fails to make the top ten, coming in 14th. The Index measures how satisfied survey subjects are in five areas: financial status, relationships and love life, home and community, personal goals, and physical health. Only 33 percent of American respondents qualified as "thriving" in at least three of the five areas, ranking them just below Canada and Guatemala at 34 percent. The "happiest" country overall is Panama, with 61 percent of its people thriving, followed by Costa Rica at 44 percent and Denmark at 40 percent. Rated by region, Latin Americans are the happiest. Least happy: Syrians and Afghanis, at one percent.

More at Mnn.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Worldwide Poll Asks If Money Buys Happiness

Tags: Gallup-Healthway Global Well-Being Index, Worldwide Happiness Survey, World's Happiest Countries, Nations Ranked for Happiness

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Potential Threat to the World

2 WH Has Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

The White House said antibiotic resistance is a potential threat to the nation and the world and announced a plan to fight it. The plan includes curbing the misuse of antibiotics, encouraging new drug development and hastening creation of tests to rapidly diagnose bacterial infections. Each year, antibiotic resistance is connected to 23,000+ deaths and 2 million illnesses, said the CDC which adds that up to half of all prescribed antibiotics are not needed or are not prescribed in the most effective way. In addition to bacterial infections such as pneumonia, "... treatment of conditions like cancer, arthritis and asthma are often complicated by infections," said Tom Frieden, CDC director. "If we lose the ability to treat these, we will undermine much of our current medical care system."

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Honey May Fight Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Tags: Antibiotic Resistance, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Centers for Disease Control, Obama Administration, Pneumonia, Thomas Frieden

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