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Chronic Disease Death Rates Rising in Developing Countries

In low and middle-income countries, more people are dying from chronic diseases such as cancer and heart failureThe New York Times reports. In the last 20 years, chronic disease deaths have jumped by over 50 percent in developing countries, a statistic that is likely influenced by the improvements made in public health such as sanitation and vaccines. Despite these improvements, the report revealed that 80 percent of deaths and disabilities from chronic diseases in Africa and South Asia occurred in people under age 60, creating a new problem for both health officials abroad and in the U.S.

Read it in The New York Times.