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Interviews Better At Predicting Mortality Than Doctors, Self-Assessments
2013-10-17 16:57:57

Although many of us think of regular physical exams as a way to gauge our personal health, a new study has found they are not a very reliable predictor of mortality when compared to self-assessments or even evaluations made by a trained interviewer.

2013-10-16 09:09:52

You’re only as old as you feel, or so the saying goes.

Ageing Research Provides Better Public Health Returns
2013-10-09 08:27:47

A study showed that focusing on research that delays aging instead of treating individual fatal diseases would provide broader population health benefits and yield greater economic returns.

Elderly Live Longer In Recessions
2013-10-08 12:59:43

The elderly tend to die in higher numbers when the economy is booming versus when its heading for recession, says a new study, but researchers don't understand why.

2013-10-07 13:18:53

Increasing evidence suggests that epigenetic regulation is associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and targeting it may one day lead to novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, research suggests.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.