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Always look on the bright side of life
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Author:  J Kaufman [ Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:23 am ]
Post subject:  Always look on the bright side of life

The World Health Organization notes that a gap in life expectancy between women in higher versus lower income countries continues to be growing more and more as time goes on.

In fact, a recent report shows that cardiovascular disease and cancers that are typically responsible for the death of women 50 and up are happening at an earlier age among younger women in poorer nations.

"The gap in life expectancy between such women in rich and poor countries is growing," said the WHO study, part of an issue of the WHO's monthly bulletin devoted to women's health.
[Science World Report]
Life expectancy for women who live to age 50 is going up around the world, but poor and middle-income countries could easily make greater gains, according to a new World Health Organization report.

Heart disease, stroke and cancer kill most women over 50, said Dr. John R. Beard, director of the W.H.O.'s department of aging, so countries should focus on lowering blood pressure with inexpensive drugs and screening for cervical and breast cancer. Those diseases can be prevented or treated, said Dr. Beard, who was also an author of the study, which was published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

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