JOHANNESBURG, 8 November 2013 (IRIN) - The explosive growth of chronic lifestyle diseases in South Africa has put even more strain on a health system already dealing with the double burden of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. The increase in the number of people developing kidney failure - and the high cost of treating it - is just one example of this deadly trend.

The growth of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension, in developing countries has gone almost unnot...

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