The Christian Noob (n00b)

born & raised Catholic, now going to a Presbyterian church & still learning

living longer with more disabilities than ever

Misery loves company — living longer, sick and in pain.

People Are Living Longer, With More Disabilities Than Ever

‘Worldwide, people are living longer. Their lives are starting to look more like the lives of Americans: too much food is a problem, death in childhood is becoming less common, and so on. Yet with a population that lives through what would once have killed us, disabilities are starting to become the norm. A research report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has a good glimpse into the new emerging world we find ourselves in.’

The Guardian has a nice visualization of the mortality data (but take note of shifting scales on the Y-axis).”
http://news.slashdot.org/story/12/12/14/2214226/people-are-living-longer-with-more-disabilities-than-ever

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