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Top deadliest diseases in the world

Coronary Artery Disease is one of the world’s worst illnesses. In fact it’s the world’s most deadly. You may also have heard of it under the name: “ischemic heart disease.” Across the world it takes 380,000 lives each year.

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Stroke is the second most deadly illness. With this illness oxygen-deprived brain cells begin to die as the artery in the brain blocks up. In 2012 there were 6.7 million deaths by Stroke that year which represents 11.9 of all deaths.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a lung disease that accounts for 3.1 million deaths per year. It takes around 5.6% of all deaths, and in the USA alone it takes a life every four minutes on average.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a lung disease that accounts for 3.1 million deaths per year. It takes around 5.6% of all deaths, and in the USA alone it takes a life every four minutes on average.

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Lower Respiratory Infections include pneumonia, bronchitis, and influenza. These diseases take over 3 million people’s lives each year. The flu season begins in December and runs to February in the Northern Hemisphere and in the Southern Hemisphere it runs between June and August. In tropical regions, the risk remains high all year around.

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Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung Cancers are the 5th biggest killer. The main causes of these is smoking related and environmental toxins. At this time around 1.6 million people die per year of these diseases.

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HIV/AIDS is the 6th most deadly disease in the world. HIV can cause AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, which is a life threatening condition. Since the first reported death by AIDS, 39 million people have fallen to the disease.

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HIV/AIDS is the 6th most deadly disease in the world. HIV can cause AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, which is a life threatening condition. Since the first reported death by AIDS, 39 million people have fallen to the disease.

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Diarrheal Diseases doesn’t sound like a serious ailment because everyone’s experienced diarrhoea from one time to another but it’s the 7th biggest killer in the world today. It’s normally caused by an intestinal infection which is transmitted through viruses, bacteria or parasites. The infection can spread in food and water that’s not properly sanitised so this is a major killer in under developed nations.

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Diabetes Mellitus is the name given to a group of diseases that affect a person’s insulin production. In type 1 diabetics, their pancreas no longer produces insulin. In most developed nations this disease is recognised in suffers and treated but that’s not always the case in lower and middle income countries.

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Diabetes Mellitus is the name given to a group of diseases that affect a person’s insulin production. In type 1 diabetics, their pancreas no longer produces insulin. In most developed nations this disease is recognised in suffers and treated but that’s not always the case in lower and middle income countries.

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