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Dementia Tops AIDS As No. 7 Leading Cause Of Death Worldwide, According To WHO

Bloomberg: Dementia Joins Ranks of Top Global Killers With No Drug in Sight
“Dementia has unseated AIDS as one of the world’s top killers, new figures from the World Health Organization show, as drugmakers struggle to either curb or cure it. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia killed 1.54 million people in 2015, more than twice the number of deaths from the disease in 2000, according to documents posted on the WHO website last month. It replaced HIV/AIDS as No. 7 on the global health watchdog’s list of the 10 biggest causes of death worldwide…” (Kresge, 2/15).

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