Scientists are close to understanding the mechanics of aging. This may be critical in preventing or treating some of old age’s most debilitating diseases.
Modern-day health care and access to better food have prompted a great increase in life expectancy over the past century. And since 1975, more people are living even longer into old age, according to the Brookings Institute.
The availability of antibiotics and vaccinations and procedures like organ transplants and cardiovascular intervention are possible reasons for the trend, as well as the spread of improved hygiene standards which has helped increase life expectancy in the developed …read more