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Stroke

A growing global burden

Stroke is a public-health problem that tends to affect poorer countries more and leaves richer countries with ballooning medical costs. Yet it is often preventable. By Zoë Corbyn.

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Corbyn, Z. A growing global burden. Nature 510, S2–S3 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/510S2a

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