Average Worldwide Life Expectancy Increases 10 Years Since 1980, Global Burden Of Disease Study Shows

The Guardian: 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 reveal…” (Boseley, 10/6).

Reuters: Study shows health improving globally, but progress is patchy
“…The Global Burden of Disease study, which shows the key drivers of ill health, disability, and death in individual countries, found that by 2015, the world population had gained more than a decade of life expectancy since 1980 — rising to 69.0 years in men and 74.8 years in women. … The study analyzed 249 causes of death, 315 diseases and injuries, and 79 risk factors in 195 countries and territories between 1990 and 2015…” (Kelland, 10/6).

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