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WHO reveals leading causes of death and disability worldwide

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Noncommunicable diseases account for 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death, reveal WHO’s 2019 Global Health Estimates. This represents a rise from 4 of the 10 leading causes in the year 2000. The new data cover the period from 2000 to 2019.

The estimates highlight the need for increased focus on prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, and the need to tackle injuries, all across the world.

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death globally; however, it is now killing more people than ever before. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have now entered the list of top 10 causes of death worldwide… (WHO, December 9, 2020)

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