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Mainly because we drink and take too many drugs.
Punk as fuck.
we can't afford the pensions
is 12 years
In January 2006, a report into poverty in The Scotsman newspaper stated that "a child born in Calton... is three times as likely to suffer heart disease, four times as likely to be hospitalised and ten times as likely to grow up in a workless household than a child in the city's prosperous western suburbs". Calton has the lowest male life expectancy in Scotland. A BBC Scotland news report on 13 February 2006 pointed out that, partially due to poor diet, crime, alcohol and drug abuse, life expectancy in Calton is lower than in some areas of Iraq or the Gaza Strip. A news report in the 21 January 2006 edition of The Guardian newspaper gave the average lifespan of a person living in the Calton area as 53.9 years against a city average of 69 years and the Scottish average of 78. A 2008 World Health Organisation report contrasted Calton's male life expectancy, reported as standing at 54, with that of nearby Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire, at 82.
Because we'd only carry the water about in plastic buckets afterwards.
We're not meant to get really old.
Are you a cyborg or something?
whos been desperate to prolong their lives. Even when theyre still relatively active and fit theyve all said if they died theyd be happy to die. We all have to die sometime.
They both still have a good laugh, go on holiday, enjoy a drink, that sort of thing.
Also, my next door neighbour is 88 and she seems fairly happy - would hate to lose my one woman neighbourhood watch team too...
How is the NHS supposed to prevent people making health-endangering lifestyle choices?
like when everyone was complaining in that thread about people who talk to their children on facebook when their children aren't even on it. still don't know what to make of it all. what i'm saying is, i was right
Combined with more education about the dangers of drinking bottled water.
It's a real fucking thing.
GO ON GAMBLE WITH YOUR HEALTH YOU CRAZY FOOL.
Now I only eat and drink from really old pewter stuff. Those 15th century blokes didn't suffer from plastic poisoning, did they?
There were initiatives across all branches of government dedicated to improving health, but mainly driven by the DoH. Nearly all of them were starting to become pretty successful (eg smoking is now dramatically less common now), but lots of them needed more time before they could be properly judged.
The majority of them have now been scrapped in favour of 'nudge' policies, voluntary codes, advisory panels dominated by big businesses, and the breaking up of the strategy side of the NHS.