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Americans Living Longer
2014-01-07 08:41:21

[ Watch the Video: Americans Expected To Live Longer ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Americans are living longer than ever before, and those men and women born in 2009 can expect to have an average lifespan of 78.5 years, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Monday. That’s an increase from 78.1 years in 2008, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reported. Since then, life expectancy...

2013-12-19 11:42:36

Life expectancy of treated HIV-positive individuals approaches that of general population A 20-year-old HIV-positive adult on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the U.S. or Canada may be expected to live into their early 70's, a life expectancy approaching that of the general population, according to results published December 18, 2013, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Hasina Samji and colleagues from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the North American...

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...

2013-12-13 09:51:43

UCLA, McGill study also shows women fare worse than men in most countries A new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal reveals that the United States health care system ranks 22nd out of 27 high-income nations when analyzed for its efficiency of turning dollars spent into extending lives. The study, which appears online Dec. 12 in the "First Look" section of the American Journal of Public Health, illuminates stark differences...

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

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Although heart disease and cancer are two of the top killers in the US, a recent study has shown that focusing on research that delays aging instead of treating individual fatal diseases would provide broader population health benefits and yield greater economic returns. Even a small increase in understanding the aging process would cut down on the number of disabled adults leading to a five percent increase in healthy adults...

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...

2013-09-25 10:35:00

A study from the UK reveals that, in the population of Scotland, UK, life expectancy for people with type 1 diabetes has improved substantially, and this improvement should now be reflected in life insurance and other relevant policies for those with the condition. The research is by, Professor Helen Colhoun and Shona Livingstone, University of Dundee, UK, and colleagues on behalf of the Scottish Diabetes Research Network, and is presented at this year's annual meeting of the European...

Americans Living Longer Healthier Lives
2013-09-13 09:15:06

[ Watch the Video: American Wise Up To Healthy Living ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to new advancements in medical technology, new prescriptions and improved health care, the average American baby born into this world will spend more time here than their parents. Even these parents have longer and more active lives to look forward to than their parents had. A study which compiled data from over two decades has found American babies born in this world...

People Live Healthier In Their Later Years
2013-07-29 14:18:46

[WATCH VIDEO: Americans Live Longer, Exercise More] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many people fear that the last few years of their lives will be filled with health-related hardships. However, Harvard researcher David Cutler has found via a new study that people are leading increasingly healthier lives at older ages. "With the exception of the year or two just before death, people are healthier than they used to be," Cutler said. "Effectively, the period of time...

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...