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How many people have Alzheimer’s disease?

Worldwide, nearly 44 million people have Alzheimer’s or related dementia. An estimated 5.8 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018. The NIH spent $1.9 billion on Alzheimer’s research in 2018. This comes out to $327 per victim.

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Government Spending Military

How much do we spend on the military?

Military Spending By Country Over Time

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Productivity

Prioritize Your To-Do List By Converting To Present Value

Prioritize Your To-Do List By Converting Costs and Benefits To Present Value There is an infinite number of ways you can spend your most valuable resource, time. How can you decide what the most cost-effective way to spend your time is? By converting the returns of each activity to its present value and picking the activity […]

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Fecal Transplant Reduces Autism Symptoms 45%

Research has also found that autistic children often experience chronic gastrointestinal problems a lot more frequently than children without autism. This has led scientists to explore whether microbiota transfer therapy (MTT) — can help solve gastrointestinal issues and affect other autism markers. MTT involves collecting, processing, and freezing the fecal material of healthy people, and […]

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Health Utilitarianism

Americans Spend More on Weight Loss Products Than It Would Take to End World Hunger

The US spends over $60 billion on weight loss products, yet it would only cost $30 billion to end world hunger.

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You’re 14 Times More Likely To Die of Cancer Than From an Opioid Overdose

You have a 1 in 96 chance of dying of an opioid overdose. You have a 1 in 7 chance of dying of cancer. It’s extremely easy to avoid dying from an overdose. Just don’t use opioids. So why is the opioid “epidemic” given so much more attention by politicians and the media?

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Health

Less REM Sleep Linked to Dementia

The people who developed dementia spent an average of 17 percent of their sleep time in REM sleep, compared with 20 percent for those who did not develop dementia. The researchers found that for every 1-percent reduction in REM sleep, there was a 9-percent increase in the risk of dementia. Do you know how to […]

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Government Spending Military

How much does the US spend on the military compared to the rest of the world?

The US accounts for about 37 percent of total global military spending, but only represents 4.4 percent of the world’s population. World military spending totaled more than $1.6 trillion in 2015. The U.S. accounted for 37% of total global military spending.

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Government Spending

How much does the government spend per person?

The entire US Federal Budget alone is $4.4 trillion and the US population is 328,316,410. Dividing the US budget by the US population produces $13,401 in federal spending per American. $1.87 trillion in state spending produces $5,695 per person in state government spending. $1.99 trillion in local spending produces $6,061 per person in local government spending. Total […]

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Taxes

How much does the average American pay in Taxes?

The average American pays $10,489 in “personal taxes,” representing 14% of the average household’s total income. This $10,489 includes: federal income taxes state income taxes personal property taxes vehicle taxes other small taxes However, the entire US Federal Budget alone is $4.4 trillion and the US population is 328,316,410.