Infectious diseases are emerging and spreading geographically at the fastest pace in history.
More than 1 million Americans have chronic fatigue syndrome.
12 million Americans have a food allergy.
Injury is the number 1 killer of Americans age 1 to 44 and the third leading cause of death for all Americans.
An American dies by suicide every 16 minutes.
One in eight babies is born prematurely in the U.S.
It is estimated that more than 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease.
There have been dramatic reductions in mortality from heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer over the last 50 years. Advances in medical imaging are key in our ability to prevent, detect and treat these leading killers
3.6 million Americans age 40 and older are blind or have impaired vision that cannot be corrected by eyewear. The most common causes are macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy.
Viruses and bacteria are living organisms with the ability to Infectious diseases are a major challenge to human health. They are the leading cause of death worldwide for adults
under age 60.
under age 60.
Research is the supply side of medical and scientific innovation. Bioscience industries—such as biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical—are rooted in research and development (R&D) and require new discoveries to remain competitive.
1.2 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. Half of all low-income children aged 6-19 have untreated tooth decay.
Flu and pneumonia together are the seventh leading cause of death in America.
An estimated 100 million people in the United States suffer from chronic pain.
More than 46 million adults in the U.S have been diagnosed with arthritis.
COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.
Ten percent of Americans will suffer from an episode of depression at some time in their lives.
One-third, or more than 60 million American adults are obese.
About 20 million Americans have asthma and 6 million of them are children.
4.5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.
Over 17 million Americans have diabetes.
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and stroke is number three.
Cancer is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 85 and the second leading cause of death overall.