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US life expectancy climbs in 2022 after Covid pandemic

The study estimated babies' life expectancy if mortality conditions when they were born were to persist throughout their lives.

Life expectancy at birth for 2022 newborns was 77.5 years, up from 76.4 in 2021(Rep image)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 10:53 AM IST
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Why men die younger than women?

There's a difference in life expectancy between men and women, and it's even visible between male and female animals.

Statistically, a woman in an elderly couple is likely to outlive her male partner (Arne Pastoor/VisualEyze/picture alliance )
Published on Nov 18, 2023 01:14 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Devise holistic plans to clean up toxic air

Pollution in Delhi is shaving off 12 years from life expectancy, says a recent report. Authorities must plan holistic year-long strategies to curb pollution

No country has progressed economically without caring for the health of its citizens (ANI)
Published on Aug 30, 2023 10:47 PM IST
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No country meets WHO air quality standard, life span cut by 2.3 years globally

Air pollution cuts global life expectancy by 2.3 years, more than smoking, alcohol, unsafe water, and car accidents combined, according to a report.

Buildings and highways shrouded in smog in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023. Jakarta, the city that's home to more than 10 million people, has suffered air pollution at unhealthy levels in the past few weeks, with IQAir recently ranking it as the worlds most polluted city. Photographer: Muhammad Fadli/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 30, 2023 07:46 AM IST

Indians losing 5.3 years of life to air pollution, China bent curve: Report

According to PM2.5 data from 2021, pollution in India has increased from 56.2µg/m3 in 2020 to 58.7µg/m3 in 2021—more than 10 times the WHO guideline of 5µg/m3.

Delhi, the most polluted megacity in the world, recorded an annual average particulate pollution of 126.5 micrograms per cubic metres in 2021. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 09:08 AM IST
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