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2011-08-29 14:12:20

European women live longer than men, because of both biological and behavioural advantages, but women's longer lives are not necessarily healthy lives. Studies commented on by Dr Vannuzzo at the ESC Congress 2011, show that due to increase in tobacco and alcohol consumption in women, the gender gap is decreasing. In the European Union (27 countries) the total number of deaths is roughly similar in men and women (in 2009: 2 416 786 men and 2 418 048 women), and trends are also similar, but...

2011-07-13 07:00:00

SEATTLE, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman has completed one of the largest and most comprehensive life insurance mortality and lapse studies ever undertaken. The study is called MIMSA (Milliman Industry Mortality Study and Analysis) and covers the United States individual life insurance business of 29 companies. MIMSA contains $27.8 trillion of exposure for mortality and 1.6 million deaths over study years 2000-2009. It also contains $26.8 trillion of exposure for lapse and 8.1...

2008-08-04 18:01:03

Bragg, an international actuarial consulting firm, has completed a health expectancy evaluation of the 2008 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Either candidate can reasonably be expected to serve two full terms in good health. According to Bragg: -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, age 47 today, has a health expectancy of 21.9 years. The analysis accounts for his history of cigarette smoking, which continues into 2008. -- Republican presidential...

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