News tagged with health inequalities

Canadians lead longer, healthier lives than Americans

Compared to their neighbours south of the border, Canadians live longer, healthier lives. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Population Health Metrics has found this disparity between the two countries, ...

Apr 29, 2010
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Spanish study: Women live longer but in worse condition

Although women have a longer life expectancy, they experience a much greater prevalence of disability in old age than men do. This is the main conclusion of the study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Women's ...

Jul 02, 2010
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Cold homes cost lives

Cold homes cost lives and harm the environment, according to a BMJ editorial published today to coincide with a report commissioned by Friends of the Earth and written by Professor Sir Michael Marmot.

May 13, 2011
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Why do Scots die younger?

Life expectancy in Scotland is markedly lower compared to other European nations and the UK as a whole. But what are the reasons for this higher mortality? An explanatory framework, synthesising the evidence is published ...

May 29, 2012
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