Sunday, August 12, 2007


U.S. Life Span Shorter

‘Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries.

For decades, the United States has been slipping in international rankings of life expectancy, as other countries improve health care, nutrition and lifestyles.

Countries that surpass the U.S. include Japan and most of Europe, as well as Jordan, Guam and the Cayman Islands.

“Something’s wrong here when one of the richest countries in the world, the one that spends the most on health care, is not able to keep up with other countries,” said Dr. Christopher Murray, head of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.’

2 Responses to “U.S. Life Span Shorter”

  1. shaz Says:

    Um they shoot each other a lot too 😛

  2. moonbuggy Says:

    Yeah, they seem to, don’t they?

    But remember, guns don’t kill people, people do. [sigh] 🙂

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