People everywhere are living longer

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Registered: 01-03-2001
People everywhere are living longer
Mon, 05-19-2014 - 9:14am

According to the World Health Organization, the life expectancy of people all over the world has increased. "People everywhere are living longer, according to the "World Health Statistics 2014" published today by WHO. Based on global averages, a girl who was born in 2012 can expect to live to around 73 years, and a boy to the age of 68. This is six years longer than the average global life expectancy for a child born in 1990.

WHO’s annual statistics report shows that low-income countries have made the greatest progress, with an average increase in life expectancy by 9 years from 1990 to 2012. The top six countries where life expectancy increased the most were Liberia which saw a 20-year increase (from 42 years in 1990 to 62 years in 2012) followed by Ethiopia (from 45 to 64 years), Maldives (58 to 77 years), Cambodia (54 to 72 years), Timor-Leste (50 to 66 years) and Rwanda (48 to 65 years)." READ MORE

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Avatar for klrambo
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Registered: 10-19-2000
Fri, 06-13-2014 - 3:04pm

Hmmmm, I was born in 1941 and from what I just read I guess I should have died 4 years ago!  LOL  Ages ago I gave up putting much faith in anything the WHO publishes, Karla!!!

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Registered: 06-15-2002
Tue, 06-24-2014 - 12:54pm
Wish that were true in my case I lost my husband this year and he didn't even make it to 70. If only they could come up with a cure for cancer!!
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Registered: 10-01-2002
Sun, 10-12-2014 - 6:22pm
Shari, is that what happen to your hubby... * cancer..