Latest Life expectancy Stories

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.

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.

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.

2011-03-25 11:21:01

A study published today provides a new perspective on the Great Depression of the 1930s.

2011-03-22 08:15:10

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 US.

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.

2011-03-16 13:34:46

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data on Wednesday that said children born today can expect to live longer than ever in US history.

2011-01-26 05:55:00

Despite spending more on healthcare than any other country, the US has worse life expeancy rates than many -- and a new report puts the blame mainly on smoking and obesity.

2011-01-11 12:00:51

A study published this week says that dying young was not the reason Neanderthals went extinct, adding that that early modern humans had about the same life expectancy as their hairier kin.

2010-12-09 15:35:00

US health experts said on Thursday that American life expectancy slipped slightly in 2008, the first drop since 2004.

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