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LIFE EX­PECTANCY RISES

Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF -

Women in South Korea will by 2030 be the first to claim an av­er­age life­span of more than 90 years, ac­cord­ing to a new study pub­lished in The Lancet. South Korean women are pro­jected to live to nearly 91 by 2030, with its men also set to lead other na­tions with life ex­pectancy of 84. This in­crease is mainly thanks to in­vest­ment in uni­ver­sal health­care, de­vel­op­ments in ed­u­ca­tion, child­hood nu­tri­tion and the “rapid scale-up of new med­i­cal tech­nolo­gies”, ft.com re­ported.

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