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#Life Expectancy

# life-expectancy - Thursday 30 January, 2020

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

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

# life-expectancy - Friday 27 December, 2019

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

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

# life-expectancy - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

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

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

# life-expectancy - Friday 28 June, 2019

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

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

# life-expectancy - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

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

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

# life-expectancy - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling

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

# life-expectancy - Thursday 15 March, 2018

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

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

# life-expectancy - Thursday 8 December, 2016

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

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

# life-expectancy - Thursday 19 May, 2016

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

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

# life-expectancy - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

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

We’re living longer. And longer.

# life-expectancy - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

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

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

# life-expectancy - Friday 15 May, 2015

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

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

# life-expectancy - Thursday 30 April, 2015

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

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

# life-expectancy - Friday 5 December, 2014

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

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

# life-expectancy - Sunday 2 November, 2014

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

It’s not all that bad.

# life-expectancy - Thursday 10 April, 2014

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

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

# life-expectancy - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average

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

# life-expectancy - Thursday 12 December, 2013

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

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

# life-expectancy - Friday 1 February, 2013

Marriage is good for the heart: study

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.

# life-expectancy - Saturday 26 January, 2013

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988

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

# life-expectancy - Friday 20 April, 2012

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

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.

# life-expectancy - Monday 19 December, 2011

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

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.

# life-expectancy - Thursday 1 December, 2011

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

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.

# life-expectancy - Monday 31 October, 2011

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

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

# life-expectancy - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Irish men predicted to live nearly a decade longer by 2041

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.

# life-expectancy - Wednesday 22 December, 2010

People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO

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

# life-expectancy - Thursday 16 September, 2010

We're still the second richest in the EU

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