Improving Life Expectancy

February 12, 2016 - 1 minute read

In the news today, over-65 life expectancy has improved – to 21 years for women and 19 years for men. Read the article, then think about some of the following questions (which can be useful for almost all courses!):

Why is life expectancy continuing to rise? How can we improve it further?

Why do some areas, regions, or countries have different life expectancy rates to others?

Why should we focus on the over 65 rate, not infant mortality?

What are the economic effects of an aging population? What is the knock-on political result?

Is there a limit to longevity?

Can we use technology to tackle brain degeneration?

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