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Life expectancy is the expected (in the statistical sense) number of years of life remaining at a given age. It is denoted by e''x'', which means the average number of subsequent years of life for someone now aged ''x'', according to a particular mortality experience.
Public policy needs to change to take into account the social factors behind ill health

Public policy needs to change to take into account the social factors behind ill health

Experts dispute new report on lifespan reductions from obesity

Experts dispute new report on lifespan reductions from obesity

Risk of ischemic heart disease associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer has substantially decreased in the last 25 years

Risk of ischemic heart disease associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer has substantially decreased in the last 25 years

New study reveals little risk in insuring HIV positive patients

New study reveals little risk in insuring HIV positive patients

Disparities in health care are pervasive in America

Disparities in health care are pervasive in America

Survey reveals people’s perceptions of life-expectancy

Survey reveals people’s perceptions of life-expectancy

Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke

Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke

New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

Surgery gives normal life expectancy to patients with severe mitral regurgitation

Surgery gives normal life expectancy to patients with severe mitral regurgitation

The gap in life expectancy between women and men is closing!

The gap in life expectancy between women and men is closing!

NICE promotes use of dual-chamber pacemakers for treating bradycardia

NICE promotes use of dual-chamber pacemakers for treating bradycardia

Elderly patients can safely undergo gastric bypass surgery

Elderly patients can safely undergo gastric bypass surgery

Preventive measures are failing to stem the rising rate of HIV infection

Preventive measures are failing to stem the rising rate of HIV infection

Need for routine voluntary screening for HIV

Need for routine voluntary screening for HIV

Expanded HIV screening can increase patient life span

Expanded HIV screening can increase patient life span

Risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants

Risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants

Origins of skin cancer melanoma

Origins of skin cancer melanoma

New study details trends in diagnosis, treatment of brain tumours

New study details trends in diagnosis, treatment of brain tumours

Phenoxodiol gets fast track status for its intended use in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer

Phenoxodiol gets fast track status for its intended use in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer

Whole-body computed tomography (CT) is not a cost-effective screening method

Whole-body computed tomography (CT) is not a cost-effective screening method

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