Life expectancy for women in Cyprus is four years longer than for men, according to figures released by Eurostat on Thursday. In all EU countries, life expectancy at birth is higher for women than for men, although the size of the gap varies noticeably. The largest differences between the sexes are in Latvia (9.9 years), Lithuania (9.8 years) and Estonia (8.8 years). The smallest differences are in Sweden (3.3 years) and the Netherlands (3.2 years). The average life expectancy at birth in Cyprus in 2017 was 82.2, higher than the EU 28 average of 80.9 years. For men it stood at 80.2 and for women at 84.2 years. The EU average was 83.5 years for women and 78.3 years for men, a difference of 5.2 years. Life expectancy at birth is the mean number of years that a person can expect to live if subjected to current mortality conditions throughout the rest of their life. It is a commonly used indicator for analysing developments in mortality. … [Read more...] about Women expect to live four years longer than men in Cyprus
Women live longer than men
The report states that a 40-year-old man can expect to live to 81, while a 65-year-old man can expect to reach his 84th year. These figures demonstrate that the best way to live a long life is by successfully getting older. A total of 15,620 Irish males died in 2016. Four-fifths of all deaths occurred after the age of 65. While assiduous pension planning is an increasing national obsession, adding healthy years to our life is an equally achievable and worthwhile goal. The Central Statistics Office lists 1,779 ways for men to die. Causes of death range from tularaemia, a tick-borne disease of central Europe with thankfully no deaths in 2016, to circulatory disease, with 4,768 deaths. The big killers are: cancers in their various forms; circulatory disease including heart attacks and strokes; and pulmonary diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. All these conditions are influenced by lifestyle choices, which can delay onset and reduce the impact on … [Read more...] about Simple ways for men to live longer
Politics is both very cruel and ungrateful. Within the last few months, female politicians have been experiencing how cruel and ungrateful politics can be. We will probably never be able to forget the moment British Prime Minister Theresa May, who shouldered the bill of Brexit, was sitting in her official car with tears in her eyes. May, who was once praised for her success following the fiasco of Brexit, soon became an unwanted prime minister, facing backlash not only from the opposition but also within her own party. In the end, she gave up and resigned. Once Europe's most successful and powerful politician, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was not successful in the latest general elections and is lacking public support as her "grand coalition" formed with social democrats at the federal level is facing a crisis due to the Social Democrat Party's (SPD) troubles. Nowadays, she is a chancellor "on the brink of ending her political life." Merkel, who started this process by resigning … [Read more...] about Are women less successful than men in European politics?
PUBLISHED: 18:00 06 June 2019 Imogen Braddick Men have a higher life expectancy than women. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Images PA Wire/PA Images Men in Redbridge have a higher life expectancy than women in the borough and women can also expect 10 months less in good health than the average across England, new data shows. Men in the area fair slightly better, according to the Public Health England (PHE) figures, with the average healthy life expectancy for a man only four months below the national average.The Health Foundation said the figures show an "astonishing level of variation" in the number of years people can expect to remain healthy dependant on their social and economic circumstances.PHE's data shows that the average healthy life expectancy of a woman in Redbridge between 2015 and 2017 was 63 years - 0.8 years less than the average of 63.8 across England.But the measure has improved - it is around four months higher than the 62.6 healthy years expected … [Read more...] about Revealed: Men in Redbridge live longer than women
OLDER people who lift weights live longer, a study found — but only if done quickly and in moderation. Researchers measured muscle power in 4,000 men and women aged between 40 and 85 in the six-year trial. They found those with the ability to lift weights at speed lived longer. But gym-users should not go too hard — as those with significantly more muscle power than average were up to 13 times more at risk of dying. Muscle power is needed to do day-to-day tasks like climbing stairs, experts say. The study measured the muscle strength of almost 4,000 non-athletes by counting how many times they could lift a weight in the 'upright row' position. That involves the participant holding a weight at hip-height and lifting it up to their shoulders with elbows pointing out. The researchers said that it is a common movement used in daily life for picking up shopping bags and grandchildren.WEIGH TO GO Study author Prof Claudio Gil Araújo, from Brazil, said: “Doctors should … [Read more...] about Older people who lift weights ‘live LONGER’ as muscle power is good for daily tasks, study claims