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The major killers in the world are not infectious diseases,  insidious viruses or bacteria. The leading causes of deaths worldwide are noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, cancers, lung disease and diabetes.  These diseases killed more than 36 million people in 2008, according a report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. Heart disease deaths were responsible for 48% of these deaths, cancers 21%, chronic lung diseases 12 … Read More

via The Chart

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