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Cancer Rates About to Surge, Says World Health Organization

If we don’t start taking better care of ourselves, global cancer rates will increase dramatically, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns. A BBC story yesterday reported that the number of people diagnosed with cancer each year will rise from 14 million to 24 million by 2035—but many of the cases could be prevented. WHO’s World Cancer Report 2014 finds that alcohol, smoking, and obesity are some of the major causes of the disease, leading scientists to suggest that alcohol and sugar—which can lead to obesity—should have more restrictions.

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