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Three Score Years and Ten | Health | The Earth Times via @earthtimes

Three Score Years and Ten | Health | The Earth Times via @earthtimes

Medical Science image via Shutterstock Medical science continues to advance. Improved drug technology and the development of organ transplant techniques have meant that countless numbers of people are alive today, who would otherwise have died. Improvements to the quality of life have been spectacular, particularly in the case of transplant surgery. People who a generation ago would have died, or had become hopeless invalids, have been restored to active life after being fitted with artificial joints or transplanted internal organs, such as heart, liver and kidneys. As medical science continues to advance, newer, better, less painful and less risky treatments are constantly being introduced. Unfortunately, as with every equation, there is often a downside. Medical science has brought undeniable benefits to many, but to some it has introduced a whole new range of risks. A r...

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