Healthy life expectancy in Scotland drops to just 61 years for men and women

Healthy life expectancy has dropped across Scotland according to a shock new report, with a widening gap between the richest and poorest.

Males can expect to live in good health for an average of 61.7 years from birth while for females it is 61.9 years, according to a report published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Life expectancy (LE) is an estimate of how many years a person might be expected to live, whereas healthy life expectancy (HLE) is an estimate of how many years they might live in a healthy state.

The number of years a person

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Mental health worker to partner with Maplewood police

A Ramsey County mental health worker will be embedded with Maplewood police and other first responders in an effort to “decriminalize mental illness.”

The Ramsey County Board approved the move Tuesday, assigning one of its mental health professionals to work full time with the suburb’s police, fire and ambulance service.

“We need to decriminalize mental health issues and this is the way to do it,” said Maplewood Mayor Marylee Abrams. “If we can get early intervention with health and human services resources, hopefully we can make a lasting change in peoples’ lives and help them avoid going into full-blown crisis.”

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Love Island’s Dr Alex George appointed young mental health ambassador | Mental health

Alex George, the doctor who rose to fame as a contestant on Love Island, has been appointed by Boris Johnson as a youth mental health ambassador to advise the government.

The A&E doctor, whose younger teenage brother took his own life last year just weeks before he was due to start medical school, has been campaigning for better mental health provision.

No 10 said George would use both his clinical and personal experience to help shape policy on improving support for young people in schools, colleges and universities.

The doctor, who appeared in the 2018 series of the ITV2 dating

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Healthy life expectancy of rich men 26 years more than poor, stats show

The healthy life expectancy of a poor man is 26 years less than that of a more affluent one, official statistics show.

Figures released as part of a Scottish Government report on health inequalities showed that a man in the most deprived areas of Scotland could expect to live to 47 years old in good health between 2017 and 2019, compared to 73 for the most affluent.

The gap between the highest and lowest earners in the country is also growing, the report showed, from 22.5 years between 2013-2015.

There is also a stark difference in the healthy life expectancy

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Photo does not show Biden’s health nominee with family

CLAIM: Photo shows Dr. Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden’s nominee for assistant health secretary, with her family.

AP’S ASSESSMENT: Altered photo. Levine’s face was edited into this picture, which actually shows a British family that has been featured on various reality TV shows.

THE FACTS: A day before his inauguration, Biden nominated Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, positioning her to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

In the weeks since then, viral social media posts have sought to mock Levine for her weight and gender

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Dr. Contessa Shares How to Kick-Start Health and Wellness With TipsOnTV

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Contessa explains her top keys for a healthy 2021, even with all the special challenges faced during a pandemic. Dr. Contessa share tips during this special interview to remind people to take care of themselves.

SUPPORTING HEALTH THIS WINTER
Always get plenty of sleep, exercise, eat well, and consider a quality supplement. A favorite is Kori Pure Antarctic Krill Oil. It is a superior Omega-3 because it has excellent absorption compared to fish oil and no fishy aftertaste. It

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