Latest Life expectancy Stories

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.

2008-10-28 12:20:00

A Harvard research study suggests that Mexicans would live an average of two months longer if they breathed cleaner air.

2008-10-28 12:00:39

Editors note: A photo and a video are included with this press release. Canada is a middle-of-the-pack performer on Health, getting a B grade, in the latest Report Card on Canada: How Canada Performs: Health-Details and Analysis, released today by The Conference Board of Canada.

2008-10-06 12:30:00

By EXCLUSIVE By JONATHAN PAISLEY HOLIDAY giant Thomas Cook was today slammed for promoting a family holiday in Spain as a chance to bring home thousands of duty free cigarettes, The "incentive" was displayed in the window of a branch of the travel agent in the East End of Glasgow - the area with the worst record in the UK for lung cancer.

2008-09-18 00:00:10

By Dave Blackhurst People in Stoke-on-Trent are living longer than ever before, according to the latest figures from the city's public health department. Reductions in infant mortality and lower death rates from cancer, heart disease and chest illness are responsible for the improvements.

2008-09-01 18:00:25

By PETER ELSON IT ALWAYS astonishes me that in this tiny fogbound island built on a rocky outcrop of coal, there should be such a range of accents. Commuting eastwards by train from Liverpool the change in voices and, indeed, attitudes they embody always comes as a surprise.

2008-08-29 06:00:55

By Craig Brown; Martyn McLaughlin GROWING up in Calton, a deprived pocket in the east end of Glasgow, Steven Francis Hewitt never knew of bad habits. For him, the culture of pubs, takeaway food and palls of cigarette smoke was everyday life.

2008-08-29 00:00:36

By James Macintyre People are dying "on a grand scale" around the world because of social injustice brought about by a "toxic" combination of bad policies, politics and economics, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday.

2008-08-19 15:01:22

By HOULAHAN, Mike New Zealanders are living longer, and having more children. Statistics New Zealand figures, released yesterday, show a newborn boy can expect to live 77.9 years, while his twin sister can live 81.9 years.

2008-08-07 03:00:08

By Brian Bowling, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.