Global Diseases

December 13, 2012 - 12:34 PM
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2009 file photo, a general practitioner measures the blood pressure of a man at a surgery in Stuttgart, Germany. Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But more and more the world is grappling with the diseases and disabilities of modern life, according to the most expansive global look so far at life expectancy and the biggest health threats nation by nation. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)