1. Babba

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

    This is just one of the adverse effects of income inequality caused by trickle down. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/1/9/16860994/life-expectancy-us-income-inequality
  2. bajisima

    US life expectancy falls again 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 at least in part to blame, government researchers said Thursday. Overall life expectancy for a baby born in 2016 fell to 78.6 years, a small decline of 0.1...
  3. bajisima

    US life expectancy falls due to opioid crisis

    The typical American was expected to die a little earlier in 2015 than 2014 — and a dramatic rise in drug overdose deaths is largely to blame, according to a new study in JAMA. The study examined changes in life expectancy between 2000 and 2015. It found that, overall, life expectancy at...
  4. The Man

    Life expectancy rises in Russia

    Russian Life Expectancy Hits Record High Of course, especially the Muslim regions in Northern Caucasus, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Chechnya too, lead in life expectancy. Those people don't drink much alcohol, lead much healthier lives in general. And Moscow simply has the most money and...
  5. bajisima

    Life expectancy to break 90 by 2030-but not for the US

    South Korean women will be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy above 90, a study suggests. Imperial College London and the World Health Organization analysed lifespans in 35 industrialised countries. It predicted all would see people living longer in 2030 and the gap...
  6. bajisima

    Life expectancy drops in the US, startles experts

    The U.S. death rate is on the rise for the first time in more than 15 years, with life expectancy for a baby born in 2015 dropping slightly, the government reported Thursday. In a trend that's worrying experts, the nation's death rate — or the number of deaths for every 100,000 U.S...
  7. TennesseeRain

    Life expectancy in the U.S. varies widely by region, in some places is decreasing

    Large swaths of the United States are showing decreasing or stagnating life expectancy even as the nation’s overall longevity trend has continued upwards, according to a county-by-county study of life expectancy over two decades. In one-quarter of the country, girls born today may live...
  8. Rasselas

    US Life Expectancy Stagnating/Going Down

    A new study breaks down life US life expectancy by county and by demographics. We are no longer seeing increases in the average age of death, and this story provides a very interesting graphic that shows where people live longer and where they don't. The difference between the longest-lived...
  9. Christopher

    American Health Care System and Life Expectancy Research

    Some recent research shows that lower life expectancy or longevity in America when compared to other industrialized nations is not a result of the health care system. This puts some perspective regarding some of the health care rankings which tend to attribute longevity to a country's health...