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2008-07-09 18:00:35

By GEORGE CHAPPELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF AUGUSTA - A new study showing declining life expectancy among Washington County women provoked a call to action by several state officials at a meeting last month at the Department of Health and Human Services building. State Rep. Anne Perry, D-Calais, called the session to find a direction after the release of "Reversal of Fortunes: Trends in County Mortality and Cross-County Mortality Disparities in the United States." Published earlier this spring...

2008-07-02 00:00:00

People in the South West should live as long as anyone else in Europe under radical plans to improve the region's health. Using more technology and putting patients in control of their healthcare, it is hoped to match the highest life expectancy on the continent by 2013. At present, according to the CIA World Factbook, the UK languishes at 37th place globally with an average life expectancy of 78.85 years. France is the highest European country in the table, with 80.87 years the...

2008-07-01 09:00:12

By Karen Troianello News that life expectancy among some American women has fallen earned startled headlines, as well it should. In this country, life expectancy is something that's supposed to go up. It took a big scourge, such as the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, to depress it. But a study published in the online journal PLoS finds that in about 1,000 U.S. counties, women's life expectancies are shorter than they were in the early 1980s. During this time, no deadly virus rampaged...

2008-06-29 21:01:08

By FROMA HARROP NEWS THAT LIFE expectancy among some American women has fallen earned startled headlines, as well it should. In this country, life expectancy is something that's supposed to go up. It took a big scourge, such as the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, to depress it briefly. But a study published in the online journal PLoS finds that in about 1,000 U.S. counties, women's life expectancies are shorter than in the early 1980s. During this time, no deadly virus rampaged through...

2008-06-26 18:02:20

By CAROLINE INNES HEALTH experts today unveiled their 10-point plan to boost the life expectancy of Liverpool's women. The recommendations for a longer and healthier life came after shock government research showed the city's women have shorter lives than those anywhere else in England. The figures revealed women in Liverpool have a life expectancy of 78.3 years, nearly 10 years less than rich parts of London. Today, Sue Weir, of Liverpool based healthcare cash plan provider...

2008-06-26 00:02:41

By Phil Skelton Health reporter Gloucestershire is one of the healthiest places in Britain. Figures released by the Department of Health show people in the county live longer and are less likely to die from heart disease, strokes and cancer. Figures also show that most children and teenagers spend at least two hours exercising each week, teenage pregnancy is low and rates of binge drinking are below the national average. Drug misuse, infant death and the number of children on the...

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Lyndsay Moss Health Correspondent HIGH rates of hospital admissions linked to alcohol have been found across Scotland, according to a new report showing wide variations in people's health around the country. In one of the most detailed ever breakdowns of the health of the nation, north Glasgow had the highest rate of alcohol- related admissions, closely followed by the Western Isles. But rates were almost six-fold higher in some areas compared to those with the lowest levels, revealing...

2008-06-25 00:00:00

A Dossier into the state of the nation's health shows that Hull is falling behind the rest of the country. A snapshot into the health of every area in the country shows that the health of people in Hull is worse than the national average. Life expectancy, deaths from smoking and early deaths from heart disease, strokes and cancer are all worse than the English average. The figures, which have been produced for each local authority by the Association of Public Health Observatories,...

2008-06-25 00:01:33

Ministers of health, experts and more than 500 delegates from 53 countries are meeting in Estonia, to discuss the relationship between health and wealth. The delegates from the World Health Organization European Region are meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, at the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Health Systems: Health Systems, Health and Wealth. Between 1970 and 2003 in the western part of the region, increases in life expectancy were worth 29 percent to 38 percent of gross domestic...

2008-06-24 09:03:23

By Joe Willis THE region is making "rapid progress" to improve the health of its residents, a study has revealed. New health profiles for every local authority and region in the country show North-East citizens are generally less healthy than the national average. The region still has the lowest life expectancy and the highest rate of early deaths from cancer in England. The rates of smoking during pregnancy and breastfeeding initiation are the worst in the country. The region also...


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