The fact that we are living longer is good news that can easily be taken for granted, and even overshadowed by multi-million dollar ad campaigns for drugs. But;

“Worldwide, from 1990 to 2013, life expectancy at birth rose by 6.2 years,” – Lancet

We’re getting better at keeping people alive, and improving quality of life at a given age because the number of healthy years increased by 5.4 years.Vaccines, medical infrastructure, and sanitation are making major progress. Diseases and maladies continue. There are prospects for pandemics and drug-resistant infections, but the general trend is significantly positive.

(Click on the chart for the link.)

“Global Health Is Actually Improving” – Grist

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