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Half of babies 'will live to 100'

More than half of the babies born in the UK and other wealthy nations in the last few years will reach their 100th birthday.

The study by Danish researchers - published in the medical journal The Lancet - concludes that even though more people are getting diseases such as cancer, the quality of life for older people is improving.

Judith Moritz reports.


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