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Longer Lives Mean Increase In Diseases Of Age, Including Dementia, Cancer

Financial Times: Longer lives mean more diseases of old age and rising costs
“…The good news in health care is that life expectancy around the globe continues to rise — and with it the total population, now in excess of seven billion. … The bad news is the corollary: the global population is living longer and aging, bringing with it both greater vulnerability to infection and a propensity for diseases linked to longevity — such as dementia and many types of cancer…” (Jack, 6/29).

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