|Manu||Date: Tuesday, 11-October-2016, 11:27 PM | Message # 1|
By James Gallagher
Health and science reporter, BBC News website
Human life spans may be limited to a maximum of about 115 years, claim US scientists.
Their conclusions, published in the journal Nature, were made by analysing decades of data on human longevity.
They said a rare few may live longer, but the odds were so poor you'd have to scour 10,000 planet Earths to find just one 125-year-old.
But while some scientists have praised the study, others have labelled it a dismal travesty.
Life expectancy has been increasing relentlessly since the nineteenth century - due to vaccines, safer childbirth and tackling killers like cancer and heart disease.
Read more/full article/source - http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37552116