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Air pollution likely to cut 9 years of life expectancy of 40% of Indians

The study by University of Chicago's Energy Policy Institute ascertains how much longer a person can live if they breathe clean air. It said that India's high levels of air pollution have expanded geographically over time.
Air quality has significantly worsened in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the study said.(Representative Photo)
Air quality has significantly worsened in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the study said.(Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 12:05 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US life expectancy plunged in 2020 by most since World War II

The figures capture the impact of a pandemic that’s been directly responsible for almost half a million American deaths.
A recent research paper found that the overall toll may be even higher once indirect effects are taken into account, including people who died because they delayed seeking treatment for other conditions.(Reuters/Photo for representation)
A recent research paper found that the overall toll may be even higher once indirect effects are taken into account, including people who died because they delayed seeking treatment for other conditions.(Reuters/Photo for representation)
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 06:15 PM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Racial, ethnic disparities in Covid-19 impact on life expectancy

A study quantifies the disparate impacts of Covid-19 on life expectancy in the United States on the basis of racial and ethnic disparities.
A study quantifies the disparate impacts of Covid-19 on life expectancy in the United States on the basis of racial and ethnic disparities.(Unsplash)
A study quantifies the disparate impacts of Covid-19 on life expectancy in the United States on the basis of racial and ethnic disparities.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 15, 2021 01:12 PM IST
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India gained decade of life expectancy since 1990: Lancet study

The study, published in the Lancet journal, noted that life expectancy in India has risen from 59.6 years in 1990 to 70.8 years in 2019, ranging from 77.3 years in Kerala to 66.9 years in Uttar Pradesh.
India has gained more than a decade of life expectancy since 1990, but there are wide inequalities between states, according to a new study which assessed more than 286 causes of death and 369 diseases and injuries in more than 200 countries and territories across the world.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
India has gained more than a decade of life expectancy since 1990, but there are wide inequalities between states, according to a new study which assessed more than 286 causes of death and 369 diseases and injuries in more than 200 countries and territories across the world.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 01:37 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh

What’s your life expectancy? This tool lets you find out

The actual number of years a person could expect to live for depends on a range of socio-economic factors, health conditions, climate, etc.
The life expectancy is bound to differ across states as well. (File photo by Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)
The life expectancy is bound to differ across states as well. (File photo by Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 08:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

Key to a long life lies in this personality trait

Study reveals this factor causes the population to live longer as compared to those living in other societies
Study links this trait with the key to a long life(Twitter/UzalendoNews_KE)
Study links this trait with the key to a long life(Twitter/UzalendoNews_KE)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 02:31 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Covid poses risk to healthy Indian lives: WHO report

The average life expectancy in India is 68.8 years, with women living close to three years longer than men. Life expectancy is 70.3 years for women in India, and 67.4 years for men, said the 2020 World Health Statistics report.
People are screened for health as they stand in queues to buy liquor outside a wine store during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi.(AP)
People are screened for health as they stand in queues to buy liquor outside a wine store during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi.(AP)
Updated on May 14, 2020 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma

Behavioural economics can help battle Covid-19 | Opinion

Coronavirus is hitting humanity where it hurts in the most complex way — the mind. Draw a road map based on that
As one infected person risks infecting many others, fighting Covid-19 has a crucial element of public good associated with it, which is where the main challenge of Covid-19 lies(ANI)
As one infected person risks infecting many others, fighting Covid-19 has a crucial element of public good associated with it, which is where the main challenge of Covid-19 lies(ANI)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 07:42 PM IST
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By Tulsipriya Rajkumari and Sanjana Kadyan

How Bangladesh is outperforming India, writes Karan Thapar

Be it growth, enhanced investment, life expectancy, literacy, and health, Bangladesh is doing well
Bangladesh is growing at a rate that we in India can only envy and hope to achieve two or three years down the road. Whilst we slip below 5%, Bangladesh is racing ahead at 8%.(ANI Photo)
Bangladesh is growing at a rate that we in India can only envy and hope to achieve two or three years down the road. Whilst we slip below 5%, Bangladesh is racing ahead at 8%.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 06:48 PM IST
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By Karan Thapar

Five healthy lifestyle habits to follow for a longer life

Researchers have found that maintaining five healthy habits may increase years lived free of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Five healthy lifestyle habits to follow for a longer life.(Unsplash)
Five healthy lifestyle habits to follow for a longer life.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 03:33 PM IST
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New York | By Indo Asian News Service

Want to live longer? Drink tea these many times a week

Habitual tea consumption was associated with more healthy years of life and longer life expectancy.
Regular tea drinkers who maintained their habit in both surveys had a 39 per cent lower risk of incident heart disease and stroke.(Unsplash)
Regular tea drinkers who maintained their habit in both surveys had a 39 per cent lower risk of incident heart disease and stroke.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 09, 2020 03:23 PM IST
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Beijing | By Indo Asian News Service

Belly fat cells may be targets for age-related ailments

Some types of belly fat accumulates around organs, contributing to increased inflammation and metabolic decline.
Belly fat cells may be targets for age-related ailments.(Unsplash)
Belly fat cells may be targets for age-related ailments.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 09:56 AM IST
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New York | By Press Trust of India

People in North India may lose 7 years of life due to air pollution: Study

The Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), produced by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), shows there has been a 72% increase in pollution from 1998 to 2016 in the region which accounts for 40% of India’s population.
A biker with face covered by a mask at India Gate, New Delhi, October 31, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)
A biker with face covered by a mask at India Gate, New Delhi, October 31, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 12:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

What women need in post-disaster situations

Studies show that natural disasters tend to lower life expectancy more in women than in men.
A view of the damage and relief work after landslides and flash floods, Kavalapara, Kerala, August 13, 2019(HT PHOTO)
A view of the damage and relief work after landslides and flash floods, Kavalapara, Kerala, August 13, 2019(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 02:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker

Singapore replaces US as world’s most competitive economy on World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness index

The Global Competitiveness Report, which is now in its 40th year, said the US is losing ground in measures such as “healthy life expectancy” and preparedness for the future skills needed in the 21st century.
Stacked containers sit among gantry cranes at the Port of Singapore in Singapore in July 12, 2019. In its latest assessment of the factors behind productivity and long-term economic growth, the organization best-known for its annual gathering of the elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos found Singapore overtaking the United States as the most competitive country.(Representative Image/Bloomberg File Photo)
Stacked containers sit among gantry cranes at the Port of Singapore in Singapore in July 12, 2019. In its latest assessment of the factors behind productivity and long-term economic growth, the organization best-known for its annual gathering of the elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos found Singapore overtaking the United States as the most competitive country.(Representative Image/Bloomberg File Photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 07:04 AM IST
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Geneva | By Associated Press

Review: Air-Pollution, Climate Change and India’s Choice Between Policy and Pretence by Dean Spears

Air pollution results in babies born with low height and also leads to higher infant mortality rates. Despite this, few in India acknowledge that it is a serious problem.
UP sheet street: Going to school in smog caused by crop burning.(AFP)
UP sheet street: Going to school in smog caused by crop burning.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 12:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sudhirendar Sharma

High court allows Mohali woman to abort 22-week foetus

PGIMER said foetus affected with thalassaemia major, won’t have normal life expectancy
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Published on Aug 24, 2019 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent

Australian men live the longest as compared to other males groups in the world

An Australian man who’s above age 74 we know with 100 per cent certainty has outlived half of his cohort - he’s an above-average survivor compared to his peers born in the same year.
Australian men tend to live longer.(Unsplash)
Australian men tend to live longer.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 12:53 PM IST
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Washington D.C. | By Asian News International

Workforce to expand in size, more jobs needed: Economic Survey

The slowdown in fertility rate along with an increase in life expectancy is ageing the population – the share of working and older population is increasing while the share of younger population is declining.
This change in the age composition of the population comes with certain implications.(HT Photo)
This change in the age composition of the population comes with certain implications.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2020 06:26 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

Left untreated, arthritis can affect organs, lower life expectancy

Urban lifestyle fuels unhealthy eating patterns and inactivity, and is leading to nutritional deficiencies and obesity, which causes and aggravates bone and joint diseases.
People with rheumatoid arthritis wake up with stiff and painful joints, but experience an easing of pain as the day progresses.(Shutterstock / Representative Image)
People with rheumatoid arthritis wake up with stiff and painful joints, but experience an easing of pain as the day progresses.(Shutterstock / Representative Image)
Published on Jul 04, 2019 11:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

How to avoid the middle income trap

India’s Achilles' heel is likely to be the inefficient use of natural resources and growing pollution levels
India’s air pollution crisis is severe and requires attention beyond current scattershot efforts(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
India’s air pollution crisis is severe and requires attention beyond current scattershot efforts(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 07:57 PM IST
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By Navroz K Dubash

Life expectancy down by 2.6 years due to air pollution, finds study

While exposure to outdoor particulate matter (PM) accounted for a loss of nearly one year and six months in life expectancy, exposure to household air pollution accounted for a loss of nearly one year and two months, according to the CSE.
Smoke comes out from a Refinery factory at Sewri in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
Smoke comes out from a Refinery factory at Sewri in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2019 12:07 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Deonar youth to showcase ‘their Mumbai’ in SoBo

Yeh Bhi Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan [This too is Mumbai, my dear] — to be held at YB Chavan Auditorium in Nariman Point on June 14 — is a collection of 10 drama, dance and music acts put together by youths from Govandi, Shivaji Nagar and Makhurd.
M-East ward, home to the country’s largest dumping ground, has the lowest human development index among all 24 wards in the city, according to United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Mumbai Human Development report 2009. The report also shows life expectancy here can be as low as 39 years.(HTPHOTO)
M-East ward, home to the country’s largest dumping ground, has the lowest human development index among all 24 wards in the city, according to United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Mumbai Human Development report 2009. The report also shows life expectancy here can be as low as 39 years.(HTPHOTO)
Published on Jun 09, 2019 05:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

UK council gets first Sikh woman cabinet member

Jaspal, who has been a councillor in the City of Wolverhampton Council since 2012, is responsible for policy areas that include resilience and business continuity, community safety and cohesion, healthy ageing and healthy life expectancy.
Jaspal moved to Wolverhampton aged 2 and has since lived in the city in the west Midlands with a large population of Indian and Sikh origin.(PHOTO CREDIT: CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON COUNCIL)
Jaspal moved to Wolverhampton aged 2 and has since lived in the city in the west Midlands with a large population of Indian and Sikh origin.(PHOTO CREDIT: CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON COUNCIL)
Updated on May 18, 2019 10:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

What is behind Indians’ life expectancy going up?

An improvement in healthcare along with a decline in infant and child mortality have contributed to this progress
Why has life expectancy increased? It may have many obvious reasons: sanitation, sewage treatment, clean drinking water, immunisation, control of smallpox, tuberculosis, malaria, better medical treatment and so on(Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)
Why has life expectancy increased? It may have many obvious reasons: sanitation, sewage treatment, clean drinking water, immunisation, control of smallpox, tuberculosis, malaria, better medical treatment and so on(Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 08:16 PM IST
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By Bibek Debroy

Eyeing sixth term, Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling promises 100 years of life expectancy

Sikkim is supposed to hold assembly elections along with the Lok Sabha polls in April-May.
Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling said the life expectancy of the state is now 71 years, up from 60 years in 1994.(AFP)
Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling said the life expectancy of the state is now 71 years, up from 60 years in 1994.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 10:55 AM IST
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Namchi (South Sikkim) | By Pramod Giri

For elderly, pension is the answer

By 2050, every fifth Indian will be above the age of 60, according to a 2017 joint report brought out by the Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) and CRISIL.
Nearly five million Indians join the ranks of the elderly every year.(HT File Photo)
Nearly five million Indians join the ranks of the elderly every year.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 05:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gautam Bhardwaj, Shrayana Bhattacharya, Varsha Marathe and Robert Palacios

Thanks to science, 100-year life firmly within our grasp

According to research published earlier this year in Nature, there are about 500,000 people aged 100 years and above in the world, and the number is going to almost double every decade. There is no limit to longevity.
Rapid strides in medical science and technology over the past two decades have put the once-elusive 100-year life firmly within our grasp.(HT File Photo)
Rapid strides in medical science and technology over the past two decades have put the once-elusive 100-year life firmly within our grasp.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 01, 2019 02:36 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul

How 2018 ruled health and wellness

From DASH diet to Hara Hachi Bu, here’s what dictated our stomach and mind this year.
Celebrities such as Beyoncé, Liv Tyler and Miranda Kerr have sworn by intermittent fasting, which was the most popular health trend this year.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Celebrities such as Beyoncé, Liv Tyler and Miranda Kerr have sworn by intermittent fasting, which was the most popular health trend this year.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 11:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Abhinav Verma, New Delhi

Regional priorities must be set aside for cleaner air

Air pollution causes one in eight deaths and lowers life expectancy on average by 1.7 years, according to a pan-India study that should end the policy indecision on the urgency to implement clean air strategies
Haze seen at Matunga in Mumbai, October 3, 2018(HT PHOTO)
Haze seen at Matunga in Mumbai, October 3, 2018(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 07:23 AM IST
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