Tag: life expectancy

Spain Ekes Out Win Over Italy As World's Healthiest Nation

Spain was declared the healthiest country in the world, beating Italy, Japan, and Iceland. A recent survey gave a score of 92.8 out of 100 to Spain based on several factors that contribute to a nation's overall health.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2019

US Life Expectancy Drops Due To Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths

Americans born in 2017 are expected to reach 78.6 years, which is 1.2 months lesser in life expectancy for the third consecutive year. Last year's number of drug overdose deaths also increased from 2016.

Public Health November 29, 2018

Being Above Or Below Recommended Weight Could Shave 4 Years Off Life Expectancy

Having a higher body mass index has been linked to early mortality. A new study claimed that above or below the normal BMI increases a person's risk of dying from serious illnesses.

Public Health October 31, 2018

Study Puts Spain In Top Spot When It Comes To Life Expectancy

An average citizen in Spain can expect to live up to the age of 85.8 years old, according to a new study that predicted life expectancy around the world by 2040. The United States, meanwhile, was overtaken by China.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018

Europeans Are Living Longer But Certain Health Issues Can Reverse The Trend, Says WHO

Europeans can expect to live up to 77 years thanks to the ongoing health initiative overseen by the World Health Organization. However, certain lifestyle factors like drinking and smoking are prohibiting progress.

Public Health September 13, 2018

Human Lifespan Has No Fixed Limit According To New Study

A study challenged the assumption that older people are more likely to die. The new paper proposed that there is a plateau to death rates at a certain age, suggesting that there is no observable limit to human lifespan.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 1, 2018

How To Live A Long Healthy Life With Simple Habits And 30-Minute Exercises (Or Less)

Leading a healthy lifestyle can add more than a decade to one's life expectancy, and some simple healthy habits can work wonders. Staying fit is also important, so here are some tips for short workouts with great results.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2018

What Is COPD? Disease Afflicted Former First Lady Barbara Bush Before Her Death

Barbara Bush died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and congestive heart on April 17. She passed away two days after opting for comfort care instead of continued medical treatment.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2018

People Aged 20 To 55 Have Increased Risk Of Death In 5 US States

A recent finding determined different factors that impact life expectancy across the United States. One key finding was that people aged 20 to 55 in five states are at a higher risk of dying.

Public Health April 12, 2018

US Life Expectancy Drops Amid Surge In Opioid Deaths

A surge in opioid deaths is dropping the life expectancy rate in the United States. Know why the trend is a matter of concern for the nation.

Public Health December 21, 2017

People In Japan And Spain Live Longer, Americans Spend Most On Health Care: Report

Japan, Spain, and Switzerland have the highest life expactancy rates among OECD countries while Latvia has the lowest. Does paying more for health care lead to higher life expectancy rates?

Public Health November 11, 2017

Cystic Fibrosis Outcomes Better In Canada Than The US: Study

Study reveals cystic fibrosis patients live 10 years longer in Canada than in the United States. Easier access to lung transplants as well as healthier diet and better health insurance could be the cause.

Public Health March 14, 2017

Life Expectancy Set To Increase Globally By 2030: But Is The Gender Gap Shrinking?

Average life expectancy is set to rise globally by 2030. But is the perceived gender gap in life expectancy narrowing, and what factors are potentially at play?

Public Health February 22, 2017

US To Have Lowest Life Expectancy Among High-Income Countries By 2030

The life expectancy of American men and women by the year 2030 will be comparable to those of middle-income countries like Mexico and Croatia. What are the factors behind low life expectancy in the U.S.?

Public Health February 21, 2017

US Life Expectancy Down For First Time In Decades, Says NCHS Report

Analysis of the U.S. demographics and leading causes of death suggests that the overall life expectancy dropped in 2015 for the first time in decades. This could be due to the increase of deaths caused by the leading causes.

Public Health December 9, 2016

Gender Gap In Life Expectancy: Women Tend To Live Longer Than Men

Humans and primates now live longer, but males tend to trail behind females when it comes to life expectancy. What are the possible reasons why men tend to die younger than women?

Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2016

Life Expectancy Gap Between Rich And Poor In England, Wales Increasing Again

Good news: people in England and Wales are living longer. Bad news: there’s a widening life expectancy gap between the rich and poor, but it is not due to income.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2016

Why Life Expectancy For White American Women Sees Rare Decline

The life expectancy of white American women has dropped slightly from 2013 to 2014, a new CDC report revealed. This is a rare decline for the demographic group, experts said.

Life April 20, 2016

Study: Richest 1 Percent Lives About 15 Years Longer Than Poorest 1 Percent

A JAMA study shows a correlation between income and life expectancy. This means that richer Americans live longer than the poorer ones.

Society April 13, 2016

Study Reveals Five US Cities With Worst Life Expectancy

Apparently, life expectancy is linked to a person's income. In some cities, however, those who belong to the low-income quartile had worst life expectancies than those from other areas, a Stanford study found.

Life April 12, 2016

Is The Japanese Diet The Way To Go If You Want To Live Longer?

Can what you eat make you live longer? An extensive 15-year study on the Japanese diet finally reveals astounding information that those who followed the diet had a lower mortality rate by 15 percent compared to those who did not.

Life March 26, 2016

Women Live Longer But Suffer From More Disabilities Than Men

A new study found that women are outliving men, but these extra years are spent with disabilities.

Life March 18, 2016

Guns, Cars And Drugs Explain Why Americans Die Younger Than Europeans

The life expectancy in the U.S. is lower than that of other developed countries. New study reveals this could largely be attributed to three things: guns, cars and drugs.

Life February 10, 2016

Presidents, Prime Minister May Age And Die Sooner: Study

Candidates who win next year’s elections may need to take note of this: winning the elections is equivalent to the loss of 2.7 years in a person's lifespan.

Society December 16, 2015

US Mortality Rates For Leading Causes Have Dropped: How Americans Cheated Death

US mortality rates for stroke, heart disease, unintended injuries, cancer, and diabetes all declined, while those for COPD doubled. The researchers attributed the improvements to a decline in smoking, early diagnosis, and better treatment - but what about the obesity epidemic?

Life October 30, 2015

Life Expectancy Of UK Women Second Worst In Europe Says WHO

An international health report found that the life expectancy rate of UK women is second worst across European countries. Increased alcohol consumption, obesity and tobacco smoking are said to be among the factors that may have influenced this finding.

Life September 24, 2015

People Are Now Living Longer But Sicker Lives: Study

People around the world now live more than six years longer than they did in 1990 but many people live more years with disability and illness.

Life August 27, 2015

Diabetes, Heart Disease, And Stroke Combo Ups Early Death Risk Eightfold: Study

Researchers analyzed data showing the number of deaths that occurred due to diabetes, heart disease and stroke and found a highly reduced life expectancy.

Life July 9, 2015

Study Shows MS Patients Are Living Longer Lives But Still 7.5 Years Shorter Than Others

According to a new study, individuals with multiple sclerosis live nearly 7.5 years less when compared to those without the neurological ailment.

Life May 28, 2015

Global Life Expectancy Up by Six Years Since 1990

Technological advancements certainly have been helpful towards improving the health of millions around the world. While more can be done, advancements have come a long way, allowing most people to enjoy longer lives.

Life December 18, 2014

The American life span is longer than ever before

As major diseases succumb to improved treatment and awareness of lifestyle, U.S. life expectancy increases. Figure now stands at 78.8 years, CDC report says.

Life October 8, 2014

Life expectancy among Americans at record high. Women still live longer than men.

Women may still edge out men in terms of living longer but the people of the United States are generally experiencing longer years, says a report.

Life October 8, 2014

Who lives longer, blacks or whites? That varies state-by-state, says study

Whites tend to live longer compared with their black counterparts but the discrepancy is shrinking except in Wisconsin where the racial life expectancy gap has increased in 20 years.

Life August 6, 2014

Life expectancy in U.S. split along racial lines, especially in Wisconsin

The discrepancy in life expectancy between black and white Americans is improving — but not in every state, study shows.

Life August 5, 2014

Life expectancy gap between races varies depending on geographic location

While the life-expectancy gap between black and whites in the U.S. is getting smaller in some areas, there remains great variation. A new study reveals it may be tied to policy making.

Life August 5, 2014

Japan boasts long life expectancy aspect, is it enough to make you move there?

Japan, the land of the Rising Sun, is also the home of rising life expectancy rates. Let's try to find out how they do it.

Life June 11, 2014

New non-small lung cancer drug shows promise in extending life expectancy

A new drug is showing promise in helping non-small call lung cancer patients live a bit longer, about six weeks, and researchers believe it's significant given the fatality factor with such cancer.

Life June 1, 2014

Mental illness shaves years off life just like heavy smoking habit, says new study

Research reveals mental illness has same health impact as a heavy smoking habit. They both can take 10 to 20 years off a person's life, says report.

Life May 23, 2014

Higher-income countries boast highest life expectancy rates, says new study

WHO study suggests there is a major divide between the rich and the poor and where they live with regard to life expectancy.

Life May 16, 2014

Japanese women live longest, global average life expectancy up: WHO

Based on a new study by the UN's WHO, life expectancy increased an average of six years globally. However, there is still a major divide between rich and poor countries when it comes to chances of a longer life.

Life May 16, 2014

Rare seaweed could hold the key to lower blood pressure, longer life

Scientists are examining a discovery in South Korea of a seaweed with properties that could have positive medical implications for lowering blood pressure.

Life April 12, 2014

Death looms closer for heterosexuals with anti-gay bias

A study conducted at Columbia University has found that those with anti-gay prejudices die earlier than their more tolerant counterparts. Homophobia reduces life spans by an average of 2.5 years.

Life February 26, 2014

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