Friday, December 14, 2012

living longer ... and sicker

A five-year, worldwide study says that at the same time people are living longer lives, they are also leading sicker lives.
The world has made huge progress fighting killer infectious diseases, but as a result we now lead longer and sicker lives, with health problems that cause us years of pain, disability and mental distress.
The downside of the upside, I guess.

1 comment:

  1. If you are interested look into legal euthanasia.

    "The ancients stressed the voluntary nature of the dying, provided that it was done for the right reasons; for example, to end the suffering of a terminal illness. Indeed, in classical Athens, the city magistrates kept a supply of poison for anyone who wished to die."
    Michael Manning, MD Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: Killing or Caring?, 1998