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Longer living in York

Longer living in York

5:40am 21st October 2009

A North Yorkshire MP is praising the NHS for picking up killer diseases at the earliest point.

York MP Hugh Bayley says as a result of early screening programmes introduced by the Labour Government life expectancy has increased in the city  by 2 years between 2005 and 2007.

He also claims York residents are less likely to die from heart disease, cancer and stroke than the rest of England.

His comments come as we'll find out later how long we're living.

The latest life expectancy figures are due to be released this morning.

Last time they showed that parts of Glasgow had the lowest life expectancy.

In parts of the city the average person only survives in to their mid-50s.

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