Cancer deaths rose by 260k globally during the economic crisis

  • Unemployment heavily linked to an increase in deaths from killer disease
  • Research looked at trends from last 20 years to make their findings
  • Patients in countries such as the US and Russia – where healthcare must be paid for by employers or people themselves fared the worst
  • Places with publicly provided healthcare saw few, if any, excess deaths

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