A new analysis of global rankings of life expectancy over seven decades shows the UK has done worse than all G7 countries except the USA.
Tag: Life Expectancy
Heart-healthy lifestyle linked to a longer life, free of chronic health conditions
Two new studies by related research groups have found that adults who live a heart-healthy lifestyle, as measured by the American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8 (LE8) cardiovascular health scoring, tend to live longer lives free of chronic disease.
Life in a violent country can be years shorter and much less predictable – even for those not involved in conflict
How long people live is less predictable and life expectancy for young people can be as much as 14 years shorter in violent countries compared to peaceful countries, according to a new study today [3/2] from an international team, led by Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science.
Health insurance as a fuel for medical progress
A new study argues that expanding health insurance coverage can drive medical progress, support wellbeing, and even extend lifespan in the United States.
New Report Details Steps to Reverse Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy
The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a report today setting out 10 practical steps to address major causes of declining life expectancy in the U.S.
What was the true human cost of the pandemic in Russia?
A new study assesses the number of lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia and introduces a novel methodology that will help to get a clearer view of pandemics in the future.
People in the UK have higher probabilities of dying than predicted, new report finds
Men and women in the UK have a higher probability of dying than predicted, a new report has found, which could have a big impact on the future viability of pensions schemes.
Analysis shows that life expectancy varies widely by race/ethnicity group and by state
A cross-sectional time-series analysis found that disparities in life expectancy compared to White Americans have increased for Black and Hispanic Americans. The authors report that life expectancy remains lowest for Black Americans in almost every state. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Chula’s Innovations for the Aging Society
As one of the countries with a rapidly increasing aging population, especially this 2022, Thailand is now becoming an ‘aging’ society and will likely become a ‘super-aging society’ by 2031. To better meet the needs and provide services to the nation’s aging society, experts from various fields at Chulalongkorn University have conducted research to produce and develop innovations for the elderly.
Taking ownership of your health
Idioms and proverbs about the importance of maintaining good health span the ages.
Project to improve health equity in Indianapolis expands with funding from Lilly
Indiana University has received a five-year, $5 million grant from Eli Lilly and Co. to expand the Diabetes Impact Project, which aims to improve health equity in three Indianapolis neighborhoods where residents are predominantly people of color.
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every other Wednesday.
More Primary Care Physicians Could Mean Gains in Life Expectancy, Fewer Deaths
New study quantifies the effects of increasing the number of primary care physicians in areas with physician shortages
Increasing the number of primary care physicians in such regions could boost population life expectancy
More primary care physicians could mean fewer deaths in these shortage regions
Aboriginal women share their stories on keeping the heart strong
More than a decade after committing $130+ billion to Closing the Gap, there has been little improvement in health outcomes experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.
When is someone old?
According to a new study published in PLOS ONE, understanding how to assess who is elderly is a crucial first step for our understanding of population aging.