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Global push to cut deaths from cancer and heart disease wildly off course

More than half of all countries will not meet global targets to cut deaths from cancer, heart disease and other chronic conditions, according to a report in the Lancet.  In 2015, world leaders pledged to cut deaths from chronic disease among 30- to 70-year-olds by a third as part of the sustainable development goals. However, the latest figures show that progress on tackling the issue has so far has been too slow to meet the 2030 deadline for achieving the target.  The Lancet research shows that death rates in one in 10 countries have either stood still or got worse.  Read more...



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