Statistics show that only 20% of people who suffer from depression receive adequate medical treatment.
16% of all adults worldwide will experience depression sometime in their lives.
Each year about one person in every thousand is treated in hospitals for depression.
Depression will affect one in 10 men and one in four women.
Over 60 percent of people who die by suicide are estimated to suffer from major depression, with no other psychiatric or physical illness.
There are more who consult their doctors about feeling depressed while far more do not seek medical advice and try to cope with the illness alone. More...
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After habitat loss, animal smuggling is the biggest reason why the world's wildlife is in danger of extinction. A third of the world's wildlife is facing extinction and it is these endangered species that bring high prices on the black market in rare animals. More...
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Animal testing refers to the use of non-human animals in scientific experimentation. It is estimated that 50 to 100 million vertebrate animals worldwide — from zebrafish to non-human primates — are used annually. Although much larger numbers of invertebrates are used and the use of flies and worms as model organisms is very important, experiments on invertebrates are largely unregulated and not included in statistics. Most animals are euthanized after being used in an experiment. More...