Health

Dementia/Alzheimer’s and respiratory disease behind biggest annual increase in deaths since the 1960s

Deaths from dementia or Alzheimer’s and respiratory disease, including flu and pneumonia, were key factors behind the largest annual rise in deaths since the 1960s. Provisional analysis of death registrations in England and Wales show a 5.6% increase in deaths in 2015; the biggest year-on-year percentage increase seen since 1967-68, when deaths were up by […]

Inequality in one-year cancer survival in England shrinks

The inequality between health bodies in England in terms of one-year cancer survival estimates narrowed between 1998 and 2013, newly-released figures show. The latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that over that 15-year period the percentage of cancer patients surviving longer than a year increased from 60% to 70%. The difference […]