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We're not just living for longer – but we're staying healthier for longer, too

  • Written by John Goss, Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Research Institute, University of Canberra
We're not just living for longer – but we're staying healthier for longer, tooImprovements in heart health accounted for more than half of the improvements in our overall health.From shutterstock.com

In the 12 years to 2015, life expectancy in Australia increased by 2.3 years for men (to 80.4) and 1.6 years for women (to 84.6). Our health-adjusted life expectancy increased along with it – by two years for men (to 71.5)...

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