Life Expectancy

Great Cities Enable You to Live Longer

Dense, well-educated, immigrant-friendly cities boost longevity—especially for the low-income.<p>Some of the most provocative social science research in the past decade has come from the Equality of Opportunity Project, led by Stanford economist Raj Chetty. The project’s major work looks at the …

Cities

Obesity Shaved Almost a Year Off U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Says

Rising obesity rates in the U.S. may be responsible for as many as 186,000 deaths per year, according to a new analysis.<p>The U.S. has seen only …

Longevity

Life expectancy by US county, December 2016

Life expectancy by US county, December 2016.

Women Are More Likely To Survive Crises Than Men, According To A New Study

Stereotypically speaking, women aren’t often portrayed as strong or tough, especially in comparison to men. But scientifically speaking, women appear …

Research

What the dip in US life expectancy is really about: inequality

While poor Americans are dying earlier, the rich are enjoying unprecedented longevity.<p>Living in the US increasingly looks like a health risk. Average life expectancy here dropped for the second year in a row, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grim …

Social Justice

Study suggests female advantage in life expectancy related to fundamental biological roots

A small team of researchers from Denmark and Germany has found evidence that suggests a biological reason for why women live longer than men. In …

Science

US life expectancy falls for second consecutive year as drug-related deaths rise

Life expectancy has fallen in the United States for the second year in a row amid concerns of a spike in drug-related deaths.<p>A new study released by …

Longevity

Life expectancy in America has declined for two years in a row

JUST as Americans headed home for the year-end holidays, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its annual report on …

Economics

Why is US life expectancy falling?

It's only the second day of 2018, and Matt, Ezra, and Sarah are already talking about alarming statistics--this time, to do with average American …

Politics

Norway vs. USA: How the 2 countries stack up on health care, income and life expectancy

WASHINGTON — Why would people from Norway immigrate to the United States? That’s what some people on Twitter were asking after The Washington Post …

Liberal View

What’s Really Causing the Decline in US Life Expectancy? It’s Not Opioid Overdoses.

From the <i>Washington Post</i>:For the second year in a row, life expectancy in the United States has dropped. <b>It is not hard to understand why: In 2016,</b> …

Addiction

America’s declining life expectancy

The year draws to a close for Americans with the news that for the first time in nearly 60 years, their average lifespan has decreased for two years …

Longevity

Canada to Switzerland, these are the 12 best countries to live in

en_US<p>India Today<p>story<p>The United Nations has just released the list of countries where you can lead happy and healthy …

Geography

Life expectancy in Britain has fallen so much that a million years of life could disappear by 2058 – why?

Buried deep in a note towards the end of a recent bulletin published by the British Government’s statistical agency was a startling revelation. On …

Aging

The 12 best countries to live in around the world

The United Nations recently published its annual Human Development Report, which ranks where people live long, healthy lives - in other words, the …

Aging

America’s opioid epidemic saps life expectancy while the White House sleepwalks

IN ALMOST every developed country, life expectancy at birth has trended predictably and steadily upward for decades, with slight hiccups from time to time, usually lasting just a year and often triggered by major epidemics. The United States, in the grip of an escalating opioid addiction and …

Opinion

CLL Survivors Worried About Life Expectancy, Quality of Life

While patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) tend to have long life expectancies, with many prescribed to a “watch-and-wait” approach, a …

Psychosocial

US Life Expectancy Drops for Second Year in a Row, Research Points to Opioids

Life expectancy in the United States has fallen for the second year in a row, dropping from 78.7 to 78.6 for babies born in 2016, data that …

Longevity

America's opioid crisis behind 'shocking' two-year drop in life expectancy

America's worsening opioid crisis has caused life expectancy to fall for the second year running for the first time in more than half a century.<p>The average life expectancy in the US is now 78.6 years - down by 0.1 years, figures from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found.<p>It is the …

Addiction

US life expectancy just fell for the second year in a row, and the reason is very clear

Overall life expectancy in the United States just took a dip for the second time in as many years. The change, which was a relatively small drop from …

Science

Opioid abuse blamed for new fall in US life expectancy

For the second year in a row the richest country in the world has posted a shocking decline in life expectancy.<p>It is the first time in half a century to see two consecutive annual falls in the US, mostly down to the opioid crisis. The last double rise was in 1963 when tobacco was king and there was …

West Virginia

Experts Concerned as U.S. Life Expectancy Drops for Second Year in a Row

Life expectancy has dropped for the second consecutive year in 2016 in the United States. Federal officials report that the decrease is linked to the …

Offbeat News

Opioid crisis linked to two-year drop in US life expectancy

<b>US life expectancy fell last year for a second year running for the first time in more than half a century, reportedly driven by the worsening opioid crisis.</b><p>Life expectancy in 2016 fell 0.1 years to 78.6, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.<p>It was the first consecutive drop since …

Opioid Crisis

Opioid overdoses reducing overall U.S. life expectancy

No comparable information available for Canada<p>U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 per cent last year, and for the second straight year …

Public Health

The Opioid Crisis Has Again Shortened US Life Expectancy

The specter that is America’s opioid crisis claimed a record high number of lives—more than 40,000—this past year, a new report from the Centers for …

Health

Life Expectancy in the U.S. Is Down for the Second Year as Opioid Deaths Soar

For the second year in a row, American life expectancy is down.<p>According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a branch of …

Aging

Life Expectancy In The US Is Dropping — And It's Because Of Opioids

A new report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found that Americans' life expectancy has dropped for the second year in a …

The best and worst countries for life expectancy

According to the World Health OrganizationÕs 2016 World Health Statistics, Japan was at the top of the list among countries for life expectancy. For children born in Japan in 2015, life expectancy was 83.7 years. Japanese Emperor Akihito declares the opening of Diet session at the Upper House of …

Population

US life expectancy falls for second straight year as more people die from drug overdoses

78.6 years in 2016, down from 78.7 years in 2015<p>Life expectancy in the US is continuing to drop because of accidental deaths from the prescription and illicit opioids that are sweeping the country. This is the second year in a row that life expectancy declines in the US — to 78.6 years in 2016, …

Aging

U.S. life expectancy falls for second straight year — as drug overdoses soar

Life expectancy in the United States fell for the second year in a row in 2016 — and it’s clear the epidemic of drug overdoses is to blame, government researchers said Thursday.<p>Overall life expectancy for a baby born in 2016 fell to 78.6 years, a small decline of 0.1 percent, the National Center …

Health