Life expectancy

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Almshouse residents may live up to two and a half years longer, study finds
Co-author says UK’s oldest form of social housing could be part of solution to care crisis

Amelia Hill

22, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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From Elizabeth II to Charles III: how the UK economy has changed
From rationing to taxes, house prices to health – the differences and similarities between the Britains of 1953 and 2023

Larry Elliott Economics editor

04, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on work in Britain: insecurity is making people sick | Editorial
Editorial: Building a healthier, more prosperous country will mean addressing the problem of low-paid, precarious employment


01, May, 2023 @6:17 PM

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Elite sportspeople can live five years longer, study finds
Commonwealth Games medallists since 1930 shown to have greater longevity than general population

Amelia Hill

20, Apr, 2023 @12:24 PM

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Politicians are right about the ‘decline of the west’ – but so wrong about the causes | Owen Jones
The problem is not moral decay. It’s the withering away of our living standards, security and wellbeing, says the Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

05, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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UK life expectancy growing at slower rate than rest of G7, research shows
Widening inequality blamed for UK lagging behind all other countries in G7 except the US

Rachel Hall

16, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Shorter Indigenous life expectancy should mean lower pension age, court told
Landmark case from Indigenous man seeking to access pension three years early hears Australia fails to account for age gap from ‘racial disadvantage’

Adeshola Ore

20, Feb, 2023 @8:19 AM

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Anti-ageing scientists extend lifespan of oldest living lab rat
Research teases hopes that ‘rejuvenation of the body may become commonplace within our lifetimes’

Ian Sample Science editor

08, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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How has the world’s population grown since 1950?
The number of people in the world has tripled in 70 years. In this visual explainer, we examine where the growth has been – and how it will change in the future

Niels de Hoog, Pablo Gutiérrez, Liz Ford and Theresa Malone

14, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Americans die younger in states run by conservatives, study finds
More liberal policies on environment, gun safety, labor, economic taxes and tobacco taxes associated with lower mortality

Martin Pengelly in New York

27, Oct, 2022 @11:50 AM

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Women may not live longer than men after all – study
‘Substantial chance’ married or university-educated men outlive women without spouse or high school diploma

Nadeem Badshah

03, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Menopause, endometriosis and more: four ways England is failing women
As ministers plan to publish the first women’s health strategy we look at where things are going wrong – and why

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

02, Jun, 2022 @2:30 PM

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