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Half of babies 'will live to 100'

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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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