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#Life Expectancy

From TheJournal.ie People in affluent parts of Ireland live longer than those in deprived parts, CSO data shows 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.

From TheJournal.ie Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101 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

From TheJournal.ie Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ranks 14th happiest country in the world - ahead of the UK and the US 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.

From TheJournal.ie Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decades 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.

From TheJournal.ie Global life expectancy has increased by five years since the start of the century 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.

From TheJournal.ie Life expectancy: Good news for Irish women (and not-too-bad news for Irish men) Up And Up
From TheJournal.ie Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked when they think they're going to die 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.

From TheJournal.ie Most of us don't realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking 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.

From TheJournal.ie In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women 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.

From TheJournal.ie 1.8 million Irish adults could be at risk of dying 8 years before their time 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.

From TheJournal.ie Some good news for a Sunday morning: The world is becoming a better place On The Up
From TheJournal.ie Column: Let's change the language we use about older age Longevity

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.

From TheJournal.ie Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average 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.

From TheJournal.ie Population of the Greater Dublin Area could grow by 400,000 over 20 years 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.

From TheJournal.ie Marriage is good for the heart: study 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.

From TheJournal.ie How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988 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…

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The drugs do work - but there are new obstacles in the fight against AIDS Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: An open letter to the world’s seven billionth child Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish men predicted to live nearly a decade longer by 2041 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.

From TheJournal.ie People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO 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.

From TheJournal.ie We're still the second richest in the EU 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.