Humanity added three decades to human’s life span in the past 150 years By Amanda Mull – The Atlantic – June 24, 2019
In 2019, more people than ever get to see their grandkids grow up. They get to enjoy a lengthy retirement – if they have the resources. The price they pay, tho’, is “the rise of heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis and everything we associate with aging and growing old,” said Jay Olshansky at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Aren’t people living longer precisely because they’re healthier? They’re not “healthier”; instead, aging brings with it new health challenges; old age becomes a series of health emergencies, growing more and more frequent as people get older.