The growing gulf in life expectancy shows how austerity has deepened inequalities

In Newcastle upon Tyne, adults living near the airport can hope to remain free of disease and disability – to enjoy healthy life – until just before they turn 75. But a few miles east in Byker that enviable period typically ends before the official

The prime minister vowed to fight health injustice. These new figures must be a wake-up call. Nurses caring for an elderly patient. England's most deprived citizens have become more likely to live a short life. Underfunding of the NHS and social care …

The poorest in the country face a double whammy of early death and poorer health while still alive. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA. Health · The Observer. Health inequality gap 'is still growing' in England, new Department of Health data shows. Poor people

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