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Health & Medicine

Tobacco's Shifting Burden: From the Rich to the Poor

A new graphic from The World illustrates how more and more people in developing countries are taking up smoking, while people in developing nations are quitting. In much of the developing world, lung cancer is well on its way to becoming a leading cause of death, and experts predict tobacco deaths will shift dramatically from the rich to the poor in the 21st century.

Health & Medicine

Prioritizing Cancer

Richard Horton, editor of the medical journal The Lancet, criticizes governments and foundations for overlooking cancer as an important issue in the developing world. In an interview with reporter Joanne Silberner, Horton urges political leaders to take up the cause.

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