Why are life expectancy gains stalling?

Is a slowdown of life expectancy gains really something to worry about, or is it only to be anticipated now that lives are so long?

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Life expectancy worries – in some places

In some countries, life expectancy improvements are now not just slowing down, but for some groups within national populations, stalling and even going backwards.  This post confirms New Zealand has fared better than Australia, and both are in a better position than Great Britain (GB).

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New Zealand mortality hardly slows

A previous post showed how a slowdown in mortality improvements in some countries has caused researchers to look for the possible causes, with “austerity” as a leading suspect.  This post shows New Zealand isn’t suffering from such a negative trend.

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