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The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Life Expectancy

CDC Releases 40th Annual Report on Health of the U.S.; Features Long-Term Trends in Health and Health Care Delivery

Atlanta, GA, July 12, 2017 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on June 28 released Health, United States, 2016, the 40th annual report on the health of the nation from the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the President and Congress.

This year’s report features a Chartbook on Long-Term Trends in health and health care delivery over the past 40 years.

From declines in cigarette smoking and increases in prescription drug use to changes in expenditures for hospitals and home health care, the annual report also explores population changes that have affected patterns of disease, as well as health care access and utilization since 1975.  Continue reading

U.S. Life Expectancy Declines for the First Time Since 1993

Washington, DC, December 10, 2016 — Lenny Bernstein reports in The Washington Post that for the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year — a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the United States.

Rising fatalities from heart disease and stroke, diabetes, drug overdoses, accidents and other conditions caused the lower life expectancy revealed in a report released December 8 by the National Center for Health Statistics.  In all, death rates rose for eight of the top 10 leading causes of death.

Overall, life expectancy fell by one-tenth of a year, from 78.9 in 2014 to 78.8 in 2015, according to the latest data. Continue reading

World Health Organization: Life Expectancy Increased by 5 Years Since 2000, But Health Inequalities Persist

Hands baby oldGeneva, Switzerland, May 23, 2016 ― Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to this year’s “World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs”.

Life expectancy increased by 5 years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s.  Those gains reverse declines during the 1990s, when life expectancy fell in Africa because of the AIDS epidemic and in Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The increase was greatest in the African Region of WHO where life expectancy increased by 9.4 years to 60 years, driven mainly by improvements in child survival, progress in malaria control and expanded access to antiretrovirals for treatment of HIV. Continue reading

CDC Publishes Life Expectancy Report; U.S. Life Expectancy Holds at 78.8 Years; Females Outlive Males

Grandparents Baby AsianAtlanta, GA, April 21, 2016 ― How long is a child born today in the United States expected to live?

According to new data released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy at birth for the total U.S. population is 78.8 years.

Broken down by gender, males are forecast to live 76.4 years, and females 81.2 years.  Those numbers did not change from past CDC reports.

The agency also reported: Continue reading

Report: U.S. Life Expectancy Flat for Third Straight Year at Almost 79; Infant Mortality Rate Drops

Hands baby oldNew York, NY, December 9, 2015 ― The Associated Press reports that life expectancy in the United States has stalled for three straight years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday.

A child born in the U.S. in 2014 can expect to make it to 78 years and 9½ months — the same prediction made for the previous two years.

The U.S. ranks below nearly 40 other countries in life expectancy, according to the World Bank. Japan and Iceland are at the top of that list, at more than 83 years. Continue reading