Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicLife expectancy

Topic: Life expectancy

Global life expectancy has risen by 43 years, but it’s more time living in poor health

Life expectancy is rising, but we are also spending more time living in poor health. A new study from the McKinsey Health Institute has a few answers.

WHO flags ‘lack of regulation in pvt sector’ in Indian healthcare, lauds rise in life expectancy

Review part of WHO’s ‘Health Systems in Transition (HiT)' profiles, which are country-based reports of health systems. Low public health spend among other issues raised.

SubscriberWrites: World Happiness Report shows how India lags behind in GDP, social support & life expectancy

For a big democracy like India, it would need greater efforts to drive the nation on the road of perfection, writes Seshank Mavalapalli

Covid has led to drop in life expectancy in India by 2 years, study says

The study by International Institute for Population Studies also says 35-79 age group had excess deaths caused by Covid in 2020 as compared to other years.

Covid led to biggest decrease in life expectancy since World War II, Oxford study finds

The study found that 27 of 29 nations spanning Europe, the US and Chile saw reductions in life expectancy in 2020, and at a scale which wiped out years of progress on mortality.

How can Indians live longer? We need the Blue Zone diet

An average Indian diet is unhealthy. Even rich Indians don’t eat right.

How long will people live in the future? Studies say you could live up to the age of 150

Researchers suggest that cellular decay behind ageing could be defeated to a point where people will no longer suffer from age-related health problems.

Women in India live longer than men but don’t have healthier lives, finds new report

World Health Statistics 2021 report finds that in India, overall life expectancy was at 70.8 years, but healthy life expectancy was at 60.3 years, trend common to other countries.

Covid-19 could cause drop in life expectancy by 1-9 years across the world, study finds

Study by researchers from at least three countries has found that the effect will vary depending on Covid-19 prevalence rate and the current life expectancy in each country.

New research says humans have a natural life expectancy of 38 years

If research is right, the implications are huge — for starters, we would have to rethink our entire health care system.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


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India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.