The experts at MGI lately published a conversation paper, Overcoming obesity: A short economic analysis, which outlines the issue and offers approaches for dealing with what is a preventable global issue – – and one which can be increasingly growing worse. With an increase of than 2.1 billion obese or overweight people, the world faces an economic burden of around $2 trillion each year. Obesity accounts for approximately 5 % of most deaths globally. If the trend continues at its current price, nearly half of the world’s people will become obese by 2030. At $2 trillion per year, obesity runs a close third behind the social burden of smoking and armed violence, battle and terrorism .AMA adopts strategies to help address medical college student debt – aim to help relieve physician shortage The American Medical Association today adopted new policy to help address the increasing medical student debt obligations at its Annual Conference. During the last 15 years, the price of a public school medical education provides private and doubled school tuition provides increased by 133 %. Upon graduation, the common medical student has a debt of $140,000. Related StoriesSpotting the symptoms of advanced prostate malignancy: an interview with Brian TomlinsonThe Royal University of Surgeons Edinburgh endorses Contact Surgery, a mobile cognitive simulation and rehearsal platform for surgeonsReducing hospital readmissions through Transitional Treatment: an interview with Rani Khetarpal The overwhelming price of medical education significantly hinders bright students from considering medical careers, stated Chris DeRienzo, M.D., AMA Table Member and 2008 graduate of Duke University Medical School.