Health

Health

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It was once argued that 'wealthier is healthier,' implying that problems of health will gradually disappear with economic growth. This has not proved true; malnutrition in India remains stubbornly high after decades of rapid economic growth, poor health status related to diabetes, obesity and heart disease tend to increase with prosperity, and there remain profound discrepancies in health care access and treatment the world over. There are deep puzzles: how have Cuba, the Indian state of Kerala and Mauritius achieved such high levels of human well-being even at low levels of average incomes while the US, one of the richest countries countries in the world has so long struggled to even provide universal health care?

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