People are living 10 YEARS longer than ever before but spend more time suffering from illness in old age
Our health is improving and we are living longer than ever before, a new study has revealed.
Even in some of the world's poorest nations life expectancy is rising, with an overall gain of 10 years since 1980.
Worldwide, men can now expect to live til they are 69 while women reach just short of their 75th birthday.
But healthy life expectancy - the number of years a person lives in good health - is also growing.
However, it only increased by six years, suggesting people may be living longer but they spend more time with an illness or disability.
Experts believe this is due to large... read more
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