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2013-12-13 13:20:00

Health expenditures show stronger association with gains in life expectancy for males than for females throughout the industrialized countries of the world Health care spending is a large – and ever increasing - portion of government budgets. Improving its efficiency has therefore become critically important. In the first-ever study to estimate health spending efficiency by gender across 27 industrialized nations, researchers discovered significant disparities within countries, with...

2013-12-10 08:25:43

Younger and Older People Unite Despite Demographic Changes, According to a Report that Highlights Recommendations to Spur Opportunities that Strengthen Families, Communities and Economy. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generations United and The Generations Initiative today released a new report that finds Americans of all generations are aware of the country's changing age and race demographics and the vast majority are accepting of them, dispelling the "generational...

2013-12-03 12:24:40

Author and Safe Sex Advocate Victoria Howard, publishes book to help baby boomers through the perils of dating and educates them on safe sex. www.babyboomerdatingguru.net BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Victoria M. Howard who is known as 'The Baby Boomer Dating Guru' has released her tenth book called "Dating Over 50: A Dating Guide for Baby Boomers." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131203/MN26571) No stranger herself to dating as a single baby...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The elderly tend to die in higher numbers when the economy is booming versus when its heading for recession, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers analyzed the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of 19 developed countries in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Australia between 1950 and 2008. They also plotted the GDP figures against the numbers of deaths among 40 to 44...

2013-09-30 23:40:25

Active-aging trends create significant business opportunities and growth, finds a new report from International Council on Active Aging®. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 What do Google and Hollywood know that most businesses have yet to learn? They know that providing products and services to address the interests, desires, needs and expectations of an aging population is good business. “Driving many of these business opportunities is active aging,” says Colin Milner,...

Healthy Life Expectancy State-By-State Analysis
2013-07-19 05:16:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Seniors living in Hawaii have the longest healthy life expectancy, while those living in the South, regardless of race, have the lowest, the CDC reported on Thursday in a state-by-state analysis of life expectancy for Americans 65 years of age. Healthy life expectancy (HLE) is a population health measure that estimates the number of expected years of life in good health for people at a given age. "Where you live in the United...

2013-07-10 14:15:25

Rising unemployment rates stop upward trend of fertility in European countries The economic crisis has put measurable pressure on birth rates in Europe over the last decade. On average, the more the unemployment rose, the greater the decrease in fertility compared to the number of children per women expected without the crisis. This is the result of a new study performed by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany. MPIDR demographers Michaela...

2013-07-09 15:25:20

Demographic change is predicted to increase emergency hospital admissions and length of emergency visits As the population gets older, and the baby boomers begin to enter their 60's and 70's, one might assume that the number of trips to the emergency department will also increase. This is contradicted by new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), which shows that population aging will not cause the number of emergency department (ED) visits to increase between now and 2050....

global population increase
2013-06-14 07:08:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The world population could reach nearly 11 billion before the end of the century, according to revised United Nations (UN) predictions released on Thursday. It was just two years ago the global population reached the seven billion person milestone, and at that time UN researchers predicted there would be 10.1 billion men and women inhabiting the Earth by the year 2100. However, the revised forecast increased that number by...

Economic Factors Have Greatest Impact On Fertility Rates
2013-05-01 08:56:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Economic factors, rather than medical or cultural influences, will have the greatest impact on global population levels over the next decade, according to a recent University of Missouri College of Arts and Science (COAS) study. According to United Nations figures, the Earth´s population could exceed 8 billion people by the year 2023 if current trends continue. But improvements in economic development, such as higher...