life expectancy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on life expectancy


Drug overdoses driving down U.S. life expectancy – health officials

Oct 30, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Americans have lost almost 4 months of longevity since 2014, the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says

Global life expectancy up 5.5 years since 2000 – World Health Organization

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:53 PM

The UN health agency also stresses significant gender differences in life expectancy worldwide

Being overweight, obese cuts lifespan by one to 10 years – study

Jul 14, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The risk of coronary heart disease stroke respiratory disease and cancer are all increased in persons who are overweight or obese

(FILES) This combination of file photos made on April 1, 2016 in Paris shows (From L) obese people in Los Angeles in July 30, 2003, Mexico City on May 20, 2013 and Manchester on October 10, 2006. Over one in eight adults are now obese -- a ratio that has more than doubled since 1975 and will swell to one in five by 2025, a major survey reported April 1, 2016. Of about five billion adults alive in 2014, 641 million were obese, the data showed -- and projected the number will balloon past 1.1 billion in just nine years.  / AFP PHOTO

Global life expectancy up 5 years since 2000 – WHO

May 19, 2016 - 7:46 PM

The gains made over the last 15 years are the largest since the 1960s

Elderly women play cards on a bench in Slavutich town, some 50 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine, May 6, 2016. Roman Pilipey/EPA

Global elderly population exploding – US report

Mar 29, 2016 - 4:45 PM

More than 600 million people worldwide are 65 years old or above says the US Census Bureau

epa05061835 A Chinese elderly patient walks with the help of a walking aid in a corridor of Songtang Hospice nursing home in Beijing, China, 07 December 2015 (issued 09 Dec). East Asia, led by China, is rapidly aging and has the world's largest share of the aging population ages 65 and over, or 211 million people, according to a new World Bank report released on 09 December 2015. At more than a third of the global population, the fast graying population will result in a significant reduction in adult work force and have vast implications on the economic growth and public services of the region. China alone will incur a net loss of 90 million workers by 2040 according to the report. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Japan's male life expectancy up, but women live longer

Jul 31, 2014 - 9:36 PM

Japan has the highest life expectancy rate in the world

YOUNG TO OLD. Japanese men are expected to love longer in a fast ageing society. File photo 03 November 2013. EPA/Everett Kennedy Brown

Life and Style wRap: Textbook porn to Berlin Wall

Jul 13, 2013 - 6:05 PM

Smut in school books Berlin Wall art and fried eggs make the news

ART AND BARRIERS. Panorama photographs of the world's tensest borders and barriers are on display on the Berlin Wall. Photo from

[Dash of SAS] A man is not a financial plan

Jun 18, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Women don t need men to secure their financial future or freedom