Women over 50 Living Longer, WHO Reports

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Life expectancy for women over the age of 50 is going up around the world, based on a new report from the World Health Organization.

But the gap in life spans between developed and undeveloped countries is widening. That gap could be cut down, according to Dr. John R. Beard, director of the WHO's department of aging.

Beard said heart disease, stroke, and cancer are the leading causes of death for women over 50.

Death rates could go down with healthier lifestyles by cutting back on overeating, smoking, and drinking, along with drugs for blood pressure and better treatments for cancer.

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