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London must harness big data to improve its health

The capital’s health challenges demand a coordinated assault from research, care and technology, say Charles Wolfe and Benedict Wilkinson.

London has a vibrant, diverse, mobile, multicultural and young population of nine million. Thanks to the UK’s universal and comprehensive healthcare system, the city does well on many international health indicators.

Even so, there are deep-seated inequalities in health and healthcare, and challenges that need to be addressed now. Of particular concern are London’s high rate of childhood obesity, pollution and social inequalities.

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