Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic reverses years of rising life expectancy in Russia

Russians' life expectancy last year dropped for the first time in nearly 20 years, according to figures released on Tuesday, with officials blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for the decline.


Life expectancy lower near superfund sites

Living near a hazardous waste or Superfund site could cut your life short by about a year, reports Hanadi S. Rifai, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. The ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking how COVID-19 is changing life expectancy

As a demographer—someone who studies how human populations grow and change—UCLA professor of sociology Patrick Heuveline typically spends time each year traveling around the world, talking to people about their hopes ...

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