We're living longer, but sicker: Study finds life expectancy rising but so is disability

  • Article by: MARIA CHENG , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 13, 2012 - 3:53 PM

LONDON - Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are 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.

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pitythefoolsDec. 13, 1212:17 PM

For all the people who argue we should just raise the SS and Medicare eligibility ages, read this article carefully. Science has learned to keep us alive longer. It has not learned how to keep us young longer. People can work only so long.

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drunkgopherDec. 13, 12 1:26 PM

With a large enough pile of money and access to feedig tubes, venitlators, incubators etc...we can keep you alive forever! Not someting I want for my future....how about that Kevorkian guy??

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davehougDec. 14, 1211:24 AM

IF a country's rulers CARE about their own people (Africa I'm talking to you) clean water and food policies make a huge improvement. If not.......

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