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Opioid crisis freezes life expectancy in Canada

For the first time in more than 40 years, life expectancy in Canada stopped increasing from 2016 to 2017, in large part because of the high number of drug overdose deaths. The age to which a person can expect to »

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Opioid deaths may decrease Canadians’ life expectancy figure

A baby born in 2017 can expect to live 82 years, according to the latest government figures, but that number may go down because of the high number of deaths attributed to opioid overdose. The Public Health Agency of Canada »

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Live long and prosper

With apologies to Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, one might question the “prospering” aspect, but a new report says Canadians are living longer. The information comes from Canada’s official statistics gathering agency, Statistics Canada, which released figures from 2010-11 and 2012-13 »

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How long is the potential life expectancy of humans?

They are called “supercentarians”, those who live to be over 100 years old. They’re few and far between, but a new study says potentially more people could live well beyond 100. Siegfried Hekimi (PhD) is a professor of genetics at »