Olga Pavuka for DeepH
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3 min readSep 30, 2021

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Redefining Health in the 21st Century

A little more than a decade ago, the respected periodical The Lancet published a new definition, posited by some researchers, that Health is the “ability of a body to adapt to new threats and infirmities.” Now, due to the pandemic, this definition has become more relevant than ever before.

These days, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what we mean by Health. We don’t know what Health looks like anymore. Medicine is developing at such high speeds with the advent of organ transplants, life-saving operations, testings, screenings, vaccines etc., that it’s becoming increasingly hard to hold onto a single definition.

To make things even more complicated, despite all of the progress made in medicine, more and more people are still being diagnosed with cancer each day; a third of the population is overweight or obese, including children; and depression and anxiety are rising at alarming rates.

Another issue is that, despite all of our technological breakthroughs, we still find it difficult to detect and treat potential health issues early on before they become critical.

The majority of the world’s population now live in countries where excess weight and obesity kill more people than malnutrition. https://www.deeph.io/do-you-need-medicine-or-lifestyle-change/

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