Humans living longer than ever before

  • 31/08/2015

It's official: Humans are living longer now than ever before.

According to new research, life expectancy has climbed worldwide but equally people are spending more years living with illness and disability.

Scientist Michelle Dickinson joined Paul Henry this morning to discuss how much longer we're living and why it's not all good news.

A study of healthy life expectancy has shown although we're now living longer by an average of six years than we did in the 1990s, our quality of life isn't as good during those last few years.

Watch the video for the full interview.