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November 7, 2017

Health
The Changing Demographics of Global Health

Population growth and aging are fueling a spectacular rise in noncommunicable diseases, such as cancers and cardiovascular diseases, in poor countries that are ill-prepared to handle them. 

A man comforts his fiancée, a patient at a breast cancer clinic in Tehran, Iran. With little access to preventive and primary care, working-age people in poorer nations are more likely to develop and receive late diagnoses for breast cancer and other NCDs.