Life expectancy

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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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Women in England’s poorest areas die younger than in most OECD countries
Exclusive: average life expectancy in most deprived areas is 78.7 years, worse than the average of any OECD nation except Mexico

Andrew Gregory Health editor

17, Apr, 2022 @5:00 PM

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People in England surviving cancer for longer, NHS reports
Survival statistics among children have shown particularly large increases between 2002 and 2019

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

04, Feb, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Covid has caused 28m years of life to be lost, study finds
Oxford researchers arrive at virus’s toll in 31 countries by looking at deaths and age they occurred

Andrew Gregory Health editor

03, Nov, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Welcome to Glasgow, where the rain falls and the diplomats sofa-surf | Zara Janjua
Rich and poor, healthy and unhealthy, the city offers a smörgåsbord of humanity to its international visitors, says writer and comedian Zara Janjua

Zara Janjua

03, Nov, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Austerity in England linked to more than 50,000 extra deaths in five years
Researchers looked at 2010-2015 when Cameron cuts to NHS and social care were starting to bite

Andrew Gregory Health editor

14, Oct, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Life expectancy gap in England ‘a growing chasm’ exacerbated by Covid
Difference in expected lifespan between some of wealthiest and poorest areas has more than doubled since early 2000s, research finds

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

10, Oct, 2021 @2:52 PM

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‘Grown men come in here crying’: how Tory cuts have hit Blackpool hard
While the party conference ponders poverty, the town’s most deprived face being £1,000 a year worse off

Helen Pidd North of England editor

05, Oct, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Covid has wiped out years of progress on life expectancy, finds study
Pandemic behind biggest fall in life expectancy in western Europe since second world war, say researchers

Ben Quinn

26, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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