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OftenBen  ·  1988 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Top Ten Causes of Death

    And that, dear Ben, is the purpose of medicine.

Whack-a-mole? Treat problems as they rise to the top of 'ways people die?'

b_b  ·  1988 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, it isn't whack-a-mole. Life expectancy has risen due to several major factors, both medical and not. The major two are antibiotics and sanitation. The plague is still a thing, you know, it's just that you can cure it with penicillin these days.

kleinbl00  ·  1988 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Doubling the average life expectancy?

OftenBen  ·  1988 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can dig that.