One person develops Alzheimer’s in the US in every 66 seconds. In India, more than 10 million cases are reported every year. No cure exists for the disease, but medications and management strategies help fight symptoms temporarily.
According to estimates by some experts, paedophiles account for 20% of sexual abusers. No cure for paedophilia has been developed yet, but there are therapies that can help reduce the number of such incidences.
This is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder marked by binging, followed by methods to avoid weight gain. It is estimated that up to 4% of women in the US suffer from bulimia during their lifetime. Around 10 million cases are reported in India and Australia per year. The treatments include counselling, medication and nutrition education.
The deep-rooted fear of or prejudice towards foreigners, strangers, or even the unknown has led to 2,053 racist and xenophobic hate crimes in Germany, and 2,768 in Sweden.
n The consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol in a short period of time – binge drinking costs approximately £20 billion a year to the UK economy because 17 million working days are estimated to be lost due to hangovers and drink-related illness each year.