English: Elderly in the village Chandesh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: An osteoporotic elderly women in Japan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Telegraph reports that scientists believe the common diabetes drug metformin could hold the secret of long life and want to start a groundbreaking human trial in 2016.
Source: World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120 – Telegraph
So imagine some of us living to 120 years. It will create quite a challenge for supply-chains and healthcare systems, like the UK’s much problemed NHS.
With technology and globalization destroying traditional jobs, the challenge is to keep people motivated and adding value to society.
Perhaps, somebody should tell the middle-aged, white American males, who according to latest evidence are increasingly abusing alcohol and drugs, and often turning to suicide?
Tibet: An elderly Tibetan women holding a prayer wheel on the Lhasa’s pilgrimage circuit of Barkhor. The Barkhor, a quadrangle of streets that surrounds the Jokhang Temple, is both the spiritual heart of the holy city and the main commercial district for Tibetans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)