Latest Life expectancy Stories

2009-09-11 10:40:00

Research: Comparisons between geographies of mortality and deprivation from the 1900s and 2001: Spatial analysis of census and mortality statistics.

2009-08-20 06:30:00

US life expectancy has risen to a record high of nearly 78 years, while the age-adjusted death rate fell to 760.3 deaths per 100,000, according to a new report issued Wednesday by the CDC.

2009-08-19 12:48:47

U.S. life expectancy reached nearly 78 years -- 77.9 -- in 2007, up from 77.7 in 2006, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The report by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics is based on data from nearly 90 percent of U.S. death certificates. U.S.

2009-07-08 12:24:55

A British study finds those who live in southern England have significantly longer life expectancies than those in the north and Wales. Life expectancy at birth on average is the highest it has ever been, at 77.2 years for boys and 81.5 years for girls, The Times of London reports.

2009-05-05 16:45:00

New research shows that very light wine consumption over the long term appears to lead to a longer life.

2009-04-30 09:06:00

Long-term wine consumption is related to cardiovascular mortality and life expectancy independently of moderate alcohol intake.

2009-03-16 09:28:00

Northwestern Mutual's Lifespan Calculator Triggers Long-term Thinking To view this news release online, visit: http://northwesternmutual.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=135 MILWAUKEE, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever wondered how long you'll live? The reality is it may be longer than you think.

2009-01-22 07:15:00

A federal study found Americans are living an average of five months longer thanks to cleaner air over the past two decades, according to a recent Associated Press report.

2009-01-04 12:15:08


2008-11-12 21:00:06

Earth will be home to 9.2 billion people by 2050, a report issued Wednesday by the United Nations projects. There are an estimated 6.7 billion people now. The U.N.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.