Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Hope On Horizon To Fight Disease Affecting The Elderly

(NAPSI)-Americans are living longer than ever and as a result have more time to spend with family, to travel and to enjoy life.

People born in 2005 will live nearly 78 years on average, the National Center for Health Statistics predicts. By comparison, in 1955, the average American was expected to live for only 69.6 years.

Not only are seniors living longer, but America's pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies are now working on over 2,000 new medicines to help them face the health challenges that arise from aging.

According to a new report released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), medicines, which offer great promise to treat and prevent diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, are currently being tested the whole story

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