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# Life Expectancy

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# US President
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.
# old age
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.
# Poverty
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
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.
# 22nd century
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
# ageing population
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.
# happiness report
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.
# 78.8 years
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.
# growing old
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.
# up and up
Life expectancy: Good news for Irish women (and not-too-bad news for Irish men)
We’re living longer. And longer.
# Life Expectancy
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.
# Health Issue
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.
# death do us part
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.
# Weight Loss
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.
# On the up
Some good news for a Sunday morning: The world is becoming a better place
It’s not all that bad.
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.
# If you're happy and you know it
Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average
The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.
# Migration
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.
# Heart Health
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.
# Quality of Life
How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988
Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…
# getting on
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.
# Health
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.
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.
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.
# Public Health
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
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.
# Stats
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.