January 22, 2020

Life expectancy progress in UK ‘stops for first time’

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By Alex Therrien From BBC Life expectancy in the UK has stopped improving for the first time since 1982, when figures began. Women’s life expectancy from birth remains 82.9 years and for men it is 79.2, the figures from the Office for National Statistics, for 2015-17, show. In some parts of the UK, life expectancy […]

Deaths rose 650 above average during UK heatwave – with older people most at risk

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By Damian Carrington and Sarah Marsh From The Guardian UK Nearly 700 more deaths than average were recorded during the 15-day peak of the heatwave in June and July in England and Wales, according to official statistics. Experts said that an increase in deaths is fully expected during heatwaves, but they cautioned that the provisional […]