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Latest Life expectancy Stories

2011-07-19 12:04:08

First large-scale study reinforces need to fund and expand simplified HIV programs that deliver significant, life-saving health benefits in resource-challenged settings A landmark study by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that patients in Africa receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for HIV can expect to live a near normal lifespan. The study, published today in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine, is...

2011-07-19 07:40:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A landmark study by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that patients in Africa receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for HIV can expect to live a near normal lifespan. The study is the first large-scale analysis of life expectancy outcomes in Africa for HIV patients on cART and shows significant variance between patient subgroups. Females have a significantly higher life expectancy than men,...

2011-06-16 07:19:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire)"”Why is it that while people in Japan, Canada, and other nations are enjoying significant gains in life expectancy each year, most counties in the U.S are falling behind? According to a recent study, between 2000 and 2007, more than 80 percent of counties fell in standing against the average of the ten nations with the best life expectancies in the world. Fortunately researchers are beginning to find the answer to this dramatic decrease.According to Dr. Christopher...

2011-06-15 14:58:49

The most current county-level analysis finds large disparities nationwide; women fare worse than men, and people in Appalachia, the Deep South, and Northern Texas live the shortest lives While people in Japan, Canada, and other nations are enjoying significant gains in life expectancy every year, most counties within the United States are falling behind, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. IHME researchers, in...

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2011-05-14 08:00:00

Average life expectancy across much of the world is steadily climbing and infant deaths dropped across the world during the first decade of the 21st century, according to figures released by the World Health Organization.While the average life expectancy rate climbs in much of the world, men in Iraq and women in South Africa have life expectancies that are declining. WHO said the average life expectancy in Iraq for both sexes fell to 66 years in 2009 from 68 in 2000.The WHO said that while...

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2011-04-20 07:50:00

According to new figures released this week, and based on data produced by the Office for National Statistics, more than 25 percent of British children 16 and under can expect to live to 100 years old. Just 30 years ago, more than a quarter of newborn boys were expected to die by their 65th birthday. Ministers said the rapid rise in longevity will have huge implications for public policy in a wide range of areas such as health and transportation, leaving taxpayers to pick up the tab on the...

2011-04-11 15:46:41

Churches will continue to attract older congregations as increasing life expectancy encourages people to put off involvement in religion, according to new research. The study, by Dr Elissaios Papyrakis at the University of East Anglia and Dr Geethanjali Selvaretnam from the University of St Andrews in the UK, suggests that religious organisations need to do more to highlight the social and spiritual benefits of participation in religion in present day life if they are to increase congregation...

2011-03-25 11:21:01

LSHTM study of statewide bank crises finds no major impact of the depression on mortality A study published today provides a new perspective on the Great Depression of the 1930s. A widely held view is that there were remarkable improvements in life expectancy of over five years. Using data from urban populations, researchers found that it was actually associated with an increase in suicides but reduction in motor-vehicle accidents, a pattern consistent with the impacts of the current...

2011-03-22 08:15:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ We've heard again and again about the obesity epidemic, but according to this analysis of trends over the last 40 years, life expectancy in Europe is on the rise, with people in Britain reaching an older age than those living in the U.S. These findings oppose the belief that the rising life expectancy trend in high income countries may be coming to an end in the face of health problems arising from obesity. Epidemiologist and population health expert Professor...

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2011-03-18 07:55:00

Despite what has been dubbed an obesity epidemic, life expectancy throughout Europe is on the rise, according to researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. According to BBC News, epidemiologist and population health expert David Leon studied trends over the past four decades, and discovered that a decline in deaths related to cardiovascular disease were mainly to credit for the increase. Furthermore, Leon, who published his findings in the International Journal of...