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#Life Expectancy

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US life expectancy is on the up - and the White House says it's thanks to Trump
# US President
# US President

US life expectancy is on the up - and the White House says it's thanks to Trump

Jan 30th 2020, 11:01 PM 12,881 Views 44 Comments

The US government said that 2018 saw the first decline in drug overdose deaths in almost three decades.

Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before)
# Old Age
# Old Age

Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before)

Dec 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,938 Views 10 Comments

The increase is attributed to reductions in major causes of death.

Life expectancy in Ireland's most deprived area 7 years lower than most affluent area
# Poverty
# Poverty

Life expectancy in Ireland's most deprived area 7 years lower than most affluent area

Nov 27th 2019, 8:10 PM 23,097 Views 16 Comments

That’s according to a new report published by Trinity College Dublin researchers today.

People in affluent parts of Ireland live longer than those in deprived parts, CSO data shows
# Life Expectancy
# Life Expectancy

People in affluent parts of Ireland live longer than those in deprived parts, CSO data shows

Jun 28th 2019, 4:36 PM 14,919 Views 60 Comments

Irish men and women in both deprived and affluent areas live longer than the average across the EU-28.

Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101
# 22nd Century
# 22nd Century

Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101

Jan 1st 2019, 7:10 AM 51,075 Views 46 Comments

Ireland is one of only 28 countries where 2019 babies will likely live until the 22nd century

Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling

Dec 27th 2018, 11:28 AM 17,812 Views 51 Comments

A new report looks into several areas of both the health of the nation and health services in general.

Ireland ranks 14th happiest country in the world - ahead of the UK and the US
# Happiness Report
# Happiness Report

Ireland ranks 14th happiest country in the world - ahead of the UK and the US

Mar 15th 2018, 10:13 AM 45,860 Views 93 Comments

The Nordic nations are the happiest in the world, with Finland coming out on top.

Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decades
# 78.8 Years
# 78.8 Years

Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decades

Dec 8th 2016, 12:18 PM 10,772 Views 27 Comments

“This is unusual,” said an epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Global life expectancy has increased by five years since the start of the century
# Growing Old
# Growing Old

Global life expectancy has increased by five years since the start of the century

May 19th 2016, 10:05 PM 14,358 Views 26 Comments

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81.4 years – exactly 10 years above the world average.

Life expectancy: Good news for Irish women (and not-too-bad news for Irish men)
# Up And Up
# Up And Up

Life expectancy: Good news for Irish women (and not-too-bad news for Irish men)

Jul 8th 2015, 8:40 PM 48,539 Views 26 Comments

We’re living longer. And longer.

Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked when they think they're going to die
# Life Expectancy
# Life Expectancy

Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked when they think they're going to die

Jul 7th 2015, 9:09 PM 24,607 Views 35 Comments

The claims have been made by English Labour MP Frank Field.

Most of us don't realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking
# Health Issue
# Health Issue

Most of us don't realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking

May 15th 2015, 6:28 PM 12,194 Views 56 Comments

The new study also said that 20% of people who describe themselves as healthy are in fact overweight.

In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women
# Death Do Us Part
# Death Do Us Part

In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women

Apr 30th 2015, 6:06 AM 8,793 Views 9 Comments

In 15 years, some parts of the UK there could be no difference.

1.8 million Irish adults could be at risk of dying 8 years before their time
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

1.8 million Irish adults could be at risk of dying 8 years before their time

Dec 5th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,485 Views 44 Comments

Obesity could also lead to a person losing as much as 19 years of healthy living.

Some good news for a Sunday morning: The world is becoming a better place
# On The Up
# On The Up

Some good news for a Sunday morning: The world is becoming a better place

Nov 2nd 2014, 10:15 AM 14,527 Views 50 Comments

It’s not all that bad.

Column: Let's change the language we use about older age
# Longevity
# Longevity

Column: Let's change the language we use about older age

Apr 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 73 Views 7 Comments

A sharp contrast exists between public and private representations of ageing – and the reality of later life is often misrepresented, writes Prof Thomas Scharf.

Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average
# If You're Happy And You Know It
# If You're Happy And You Know It

Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average

Mar 20th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,434 Views 39 Comments

The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.

Population of the Greater Dublin Area could grow by 400,000 over 20 years
# Migration
# Migration

Population of the Greater Dublin Area could grow by 400,000 over 20 years

Dec 12th 2013, 5:22 PM 14,119 Views 74 Comments

The latest CSO figures also predict a ‘marked increase’ in the number of over 65s.

Marriage is good for the heart: study
# Heart Health
# Heart Health

Marriage is good for the heart: study

Feb 1st 2013, 6:35 AM 5,769 Views 14 Comments

Research in Finland warns that conditions related to being married – combined income, healthier habits, mental support – give your heart a better chance later in life.

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988
# Quality Of Life
# Quality Of Life

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988

Jan 26th 2013, 9:15 AM 15,154 Views 39 Comments

Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…

When I'm 65: Irish pensioners can expect 11 healthy years (but less for men)
# Getting On
# Getting On

When I'm 65: Irish pensioners can expect 11 healthy years (but less for men)

Apr 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,500 Views 6 Comments

Irish women aged 65 can expect to live for a total of 21.1 years while men can expect an additional 18.1 years, new figures have found.

Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade
# Health
# Health

Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade

Dec 19th 2011, 6:33 PM 4,023 Views 6 Comments

New figures outline how Ireland’s health has changed over the last ten years. We’ve picked out what’s getting better – and what’s getting worse.

Column: The drugs do work - but there are new obstacles in the fight against AIDS
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The drugs do work - but there are new obstacles in the fight against AIDS

Dec 1st 2011, 7:30 AM 43 Views 20 Comments

Yes, AIDS-related deaths are decreasing – but there are several huge threats in the fight against HIV and AIDS, writes Breda Gahan on World Aids Day.

Column: An open letter to the world’s seven billionth child
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: An open letter to the world’s seven billionth child

Oct 31st 2011, 9:30 AM 70 Views 51 Comments

As the world’s population officially hits 7,000,000,000, Tom Arnold of Concern tells today’s baby what lies in store.

Irish men predicted to live nearly a decade longer by 2041
# Public Health
# Public Health

Irish men predicted to live nearly a decade longer by 2041

Apr 21st 2011, 12:31 PM 1,052 Views 0 Comments

Public health tables released today display a wealth of information about how Irish people live, die and procreate – and how that may change in the near future.

People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO
# Life Expectancy
# Life Expectancy

People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO

Dec 22nd 2010, 1:27 PM 467 Views 0 Comments

You’re likely to live longest if you’re a woman in a well-off area with a third-level qualification, new statistics suggest.

We're still the second richest in the EU
# Stats
# Stats

We're still the second richest in the EU

Sep 16th 2010, 5:03 PM 338 Views 0 Comments

How did that happen? A new CSO report puts our relative wealth in second spot, despite the massive fall in GDP.