Life expectancy

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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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Male life expectancy in UK drops for first time in 40 years as Covid takes toll
Estimates for women broadly unchanged, with a girl born in 2018-20 likely to live for 82.9 years

Nadeem Badshah

23, Sep, 2021 @5:36 PM

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Insanity the common verdict on suicides in 18th century England
Official records contrast with witness evidence of loneliness and physical decline among older people in Georgian society

Harriet Sherwood

10, Aug, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Life expectancy lower for white and mixed ethnic people than Black and Asian groups – study
Findings of Office for National Statistics analysis consistent with previous research say experts

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

26, Jul, 2021 @7:02 PM

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Why declining birth rates are good news for life on Earth | Laura Spinney
In the midst of a climate crisis with 8 billion humans on the globe, it’s absurd to say that what’s lacking is babies, says science journalist Laura Spinney

Laura Spinney

08, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Pandemic probably caused biggest drop in US life expectancy since 1945 – study
Worse declines for Black and Hispanic Americans; decline to exacerbate gap between US and developed nations

Jessica Glenza

23, Jun, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Sewell report contradicts evidence on race and health inequality | Letter
Letter: On behalf of more than 250 public health specialty registrars across England, Dr Chetna Sharma, Dr Emma Sherwood, Dr Gemma Slater and Dr Ahimza Thirunavukarasu say that debating the existence of structural racism is a dangerous distraction from the real issues


04, Apr, 2021 @3:23 PM

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