Life expectancy rises 10 years across globe, but more suffer in old age

Life expectancy rises 10 years across globe, but more suffer in old age
 

Life expectancy has increased by 10 years across the globe in the past 35 years, thanks in part to efforts to treat infectious diseases such as Aids and malaria, but diet, obesity and drug use are now major causes of death and disability while too many women still die in childbirth, data reveals.
The Global Burden of Disease study, which regularly reviews the causes of illness, disability and death in every country in the world, shows health is improving but not to the same extent or in the same ways in every country. And as people live longer, they are suffering from more ill health and... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Health, Views: 37
Source: Guardian
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