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Posted by Dr. Julia Tortorice
In the realm of healthcare, the battle against infectious diseases extends far beyond the physical ailments they inflict. As we navigate through the complexities of diseases that can spread with alarming rapidity, we confront not only the tangible impact on the body but also the profound psychological toll on both those diagnosed and the dedicated professionals who care for them. The psychological ramifications—ranging from heightened stress and anxiety to severe burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—cast long shadows over the well-being of patients and healthcare workers alike. For patients, the journey following an infectious disease diagnosis is often filled with fear, uncertainty, and isolation. The moment of diagnosis marks the beginning of a challenging path, where worries about health outcomes, potential stigma, and the strain of treatment protocols can lead to profound emotional distress. The isolation required to prevent disease transmission, while m...

Posted by Dr. Julia Tortorice
Human trafficking in the United States is a dangerous situation for both children and adults across the country, with thousands of cases being reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline every year. There were a total of 13,370 cases of human trafficking reported over nine years in just the 100 most populous U.S. cities alone. Using human trafficking statistics from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, the NYRequirements.com team mapped out the 25 cities that were found to have the most cases, and the 25 cities that had the fewest human trafficking cases between December 7, 2007, and December 31, 2016.  A case is a unique report, situation, or request for resources that originated as a signal to the hotline. Each case included in the report was evaluated for evidence of potential human trafficking and was determined to have either high or moderate indicators of human trafficking. While some U.S. cities have only experienced a handful of human traff...

Posted by Julia Tortorice
Countries Around the World, Ranked by Suicide Rate Suicide is one of the leading causes of death around the world, attributing to one in every 100 deaths. Which countries suffer the most from this mental health epidemic, and which countries have taken action to lessen the suicide rate among their populations? The team at NYRequirements.com created a ranked list of countries by suicide rate to find the answer. The following suicide rates of countries are estimated by WHO and other health organizations as the true rate of suicides is often under-reported due to the stigma surrounding it in many countries. Deaths caused by suicide need to be recognized and treated as a public health problem that affects many people; research has shown that offering support to those in distress is necessary to reduce suicide rates around the world. The 183 countries listed below have been ranked on their overall suicide rate, but you’ll find that we have also highlighted the 10 countries with...

Posted by Julia Tortorice
It is no secret that the pharmaceutical industry is massively profitable around the globe. It is called “Big Pharma” for a reason. But how profitable is the pharmaceutical industry? The revenue of the worldwide pharmaceutical market in 2022 reached a colossal $1.4 trillion! The team at NYRequirements has done a deeper dive into the data, analyzing Big Pharma profits to find which pharmaceutical companies make the most money. Here are the 30 most profitable pharmaceutical companies worldwide ranked by their profit per second in 2022: Click here to download the printable PDF version of the chart.   What Is the Most Profitable Pharmaceutical Company in the World? The most profitable pharmaceutical company in the world in terms of profit per second is Pfizer, which raked in $31.37 billion in 2022. That’s $994.80 per second! A fair chunk of that likely came from the company’s COVID-19 vaccine as well as Paxlovid, an antiviral pill used to treat COVID...

Posted by Julia Tortorice
Let’s be real – how often have you walked on a sidewalk or ridden in a car when a pedestrian coming the other way has either been engrossed in their smartphone or seemed unaware of their surroundings, thereby creating a potentially dangerous situation for themselves and others? New York City (NYC), often hailed as the “City that Never Sleeps,” is home to thousands of people who oftentimes find themselves walking around the city. On top of that, tourists – who account for hundreds more on a daily basis – also find themselves among the bustling streets, exploring landmarks, restaurants, and other attractions the city has to offer.  Altogether, walking around NYC can be a crowded event and is an integral part of the city’s lifestyle. As locals commute to work and tourists explore the streets, not only does it offer an economical and environmentally friendly mode of transportation, but it also has significant health benefits. As such, under...