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Life expectancy rises 10 years across globe, but more suffer in old age

As Aids and malaria deaths drop, 70% of deaths are now caused by diseases that often have lifestyle origins, study finds Life expectancy has increased by 10 years across the globe in the past 35 years, thanks in part to efforts to treat infectious diseases such as Aids and malaria, but diet, obesity and drug use are now major causes of death and disability while too many women still die in childbirth, data reveals.
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