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Health Life Expectancy Lifespan Smoking

Women may not live longer than men after all – study

‘Substantial chance’ married or university-educated men outlive women without spouse or high school diploma
By Nadeem Badshah for The Guardian on August 3, 2022
More Population Growth Population Life Expectancy

World population to reach 8 billion this year, as growth rate slows

15 November 2022 is predicted to be the day that the global population reaches eight billion. The projection is revealed in the UN’s World Population Prospects 2022 report, which also shows that India is on course to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023.
From UN News on July 11, 2022
Health Air Pollution Health Hazard Life Expectancy

Dirty air could shave five years off people’s lives in south Asia

People living in south Asia could lose about five years of their lives on average unless air quality improves to WHO-prescribed levels, according to a new assessment.
By Ranjit Devraj for Quartz on June 17, 2022
Health Air Pollution Life Expectancy Health Impacts

Delhi Air Pollution Is Cutting Lives Shorter by Almost 10 years: Report

Over half a billion people from Punjab to West Bengal are on track to lose 7.6 years of life expectancy on average.
By Chetan Bhattacharji for NDTV on June 14, 2022
Health Tribal Communities Life Expectancy Malnutrition

Do tribal lives matter? Life expectancy, health indicators stay poor in Madhya Pradesh

Malnutrition in the tribal population is 1.5 times higher than the national average
By Taran Deol for DownToEarth on May 24, 2022
Health Life Expectancy Private Healthcare Sector Public Health Regulations

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.
By Abantika Ghosh for ThePrint on April 4, 2022
Health Health Inequalities Life Expectancy Marginalized Populations

For India's marginalised, the precarity of health

Paying attention to life expectancy disparities in India shows that inequality in health outcomes is relevant even today.
By Aditi Priya, Vipul Paikra for Hindustan Times on April 14, 2022
Health Mortality Disaggregated Data Health Inequalities

‘India needs to monitor mortality disaggregated by social groups to understand health disparities’

There needs to be data that links social groups to different behaviours and risk factors to mortality, says Sangita Vyas
By Taran Deol for DownToEarth on April 22, 2022
Health Life Expectancy Adivasis Dalit

Life Expectancy of Adivasis, Dalits & Muslims Substantially Lower Than Upper- Caste Hindus: New Studies

The disparities are not due to wealth alone, since economic status explains less than half the life-expectancy gap, which between higher-caste Hindus and Adivasis and Dalits is comparable to the Black–White gap in the US.
By Swagata Yadavar for Article 14 on April 21, 2022
Environment Air Pollution Life Expectancy Health Hazard

Pollution likely to cut 9 years of life expectancy of 40% of Indians

Air pollution is likely to reduce the life expectancy of about 40% of Indians by more than nine years, according to a report released by a U.S. research group on Wednesday.
From Thomson Reuters Foundation on September 1, 2021