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By The Numbers: Sickness And Death


$1.84 billion

What the “anti-snoring devices and snoring surgery market” is predicted to be by 2024, according to Grand View Research. Why? because of the “rising elderly and obese population” and “the increasing consumption of alcohol and cigarettes.”


98 percent

Head lice in 42 states that “have developed resistance to two types of insecticides that are commonly used,” according to Journal of Medical Entomology. Those head lice have “developed gene mutations that make them resistant.” Tim to shave your kid’s heads.


65  percent

Americans who are “definitely or somewhat likely to choose cremation,” according to the Funeral and Memorialization Information Council. That’s more than double from 1990, when “when just 31 percent of people said they’d choose cremation.”


Every 2 minutes

How often a child is diagnosed with cancer somewhere in the world, according the World Health Organization. That’s 300,000 people between the ages of a few months to 19 years old. This is the saddest thing By The Numbers has ever documented. Have a good day.

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