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Developing countries face ‘leading medical scourge of developed countries’

Chronic illness, already a major and expensive problem in developed countries, is rapidly increasing in developing countries, adding to the longstanding burden caused by high rates of infectious diseases. However, poor countries will not be able to afford the costly medical technologies that wealthy countries use to treat chronic conditions, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, pulmonary disease, and diabetes, writes Daniel Callahan, cofounder of the Hastings Center.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/thc…

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