Tag: life expectancy

Elderly care - life expectancy

Several independent analyses, by both epidemiologists and actuaries, have concluded that the previous rate of improvement of life expectancy in England and Wales has now slowed markedly, and at older ages may even be reversing. However, although these findings have…

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Becoming an everyday athlete could boost life span by more than three years. People can improve their life expectancy by more than three years by increasing their daily activity levels Health and life insurer Vitality launches UK wide ‘Everyday Athlete’…

World Cancer Day (4 February) provides a good opportunity to highlight the little-known fact that men are much more likely than women to develop and die from cancer – and by a considerable margin. The global male age-standardised cancer incidence…

Higher trans fat intake associated with 20-30% increased risk, say researchers Saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes, finds a study published in The BMJ this week. However, the…

A study published in the latest edition of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, reported in yesterdays (8th October) Times  has analysed the GDP per capita of 19 countries in Europe, North America and Australasia between 1950 and 2008.…

Dear Editor, The NHS Information Centre’s recent National Diabetes Audit* highlighted the shocking statistic that around 70-75,000 diabetic patients die every year, with an estimated third of those deaths avoidable if their condition were better managed. The costs associated with…