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2009-05-05 16:45:00

New research shows that very light wine consumption over the long term appears to lead to a longer life. As part of the Zutphen Study, a group of randomly selected Danish men were repeatedly monitored between 1960 and 2000, and long-term light wine consumption was associated with an increase in life expectancy of nearly 5 years. Dr. Martinette T. Streppel from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and colleagues report in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health that the benefit was...

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2009-04-30 09:06:00

Long-term wine consumption is related to cardiovascular mortality and life expectancy independently of moderate alcohol intake Drinking up to half a glass of wine a day may boost life expectancy by five years"”at least in men"”suggests research published ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The Dutch authors base their findings on a total of 1,373 randomly selected men whose cardiovascular health and life expectancy at age 50 were repeatedly...

2009-03-16 09:28:00

Northwestern Mutual's Lifespan Calculator Triggers Long-term Thinking To view this news release online, visit: http://northwesternmutual.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=135 MILWAUKEE, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever wondered how long you'll live? The reality is it may be longer than you think. The answer to your question can be found by going to Northwestern Mutual's new Lifespan Calculator at http://www.lifespancalc.com. This calculator highlights the importance of simple lifestyle...

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2009-01-22 07:15:00

A federal study found Americans are living an average of five months longer thanks to cleaner air over the past two decades, according to a recent Associated Press report. Researchers believe the findings are the first to show that cutting air pollution translates into longer lives. Americans' average life span increased almost three years to 77, between the time frame of 1978 and 2001. Researchers from Brigham Young University and Harvard School of Public Health reported in Thursday's New...

2009-01-04 12:15:08

U.S. presidents age two years for every one year they are in office, aging specialist Michael Roizen says. The stress of the Oval Office translates into gray hair, wrinkles and weight fluctuation, said Roizen, a doctor who has examined medical information on presidents dating back to Theodore Roosevelt. It doesn't matter if they're Democrats or Republicans, it doesn't matter if they've been athletes or not beforehand, it doesn't matter if they were smokers or not, said Roizen, chief wellness...

2008-11-12 21:00:06

Earth will be home to 9.2 billion people by 2050, a report issued Wednesday by the United Nations projects. There are an estimated 6.7 billion people now. The U.N. Population Fund's ''State of World Population Report 2008'' urges approaching population-related problems such as reproductive health and social inequality from a cultural prospective, Kyodo news service in Japan reported. The report lists China as the world's most populated country in 2008 with 1.3 billion, followed by India...

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2008-10-28 12:20:00

A Harvard research study suggests that Mexicans would live an average of two months longer if they breathed cleaner air. The study published on Monday found that some 7,600 people's lives were cut short each year by diseases related to air pollution between 2001-2005, representing about 1.6 percent of annual deaths in Mexico. At least 38 percent of those deaths were in Mexico City, a mountain-ringed valley long known for its dense layer of smog. The study published in Proceedings of the...

2008-10-28 12:00:39

Editors note: A photo and a video are included with this press release. Canada is a middle-of-the-pack performer on Health, getting a B grade, in the latest Report Card on Canada: How Canada Performs: Health-Details and Analysis, released today by The Conference Board of Canada. Relative to its peers, Canada's current 10th place ranking (out of 16 countries) is down from a much better 5th place in the 1990s. And Canada may lose this ranking if it cannot address the issues posed by chronic...

2008-10-06 12:30:00

By EXCLUSIVE By JONATHAN PAISLEY HOLIDAY giant Thomas Cook was today slammed for promoting a family holiday in Spain as a chance to bring home thousands of duty free cigarettes, The "incentive" was displayed in the window of a branch of the travel agent in the East End of Glasgow - the area with the worst record in the UK for lung cancer. It was at the foot of a notice at Parkhead Forge advertising a GBP779 holiday for a family of four to Salou in Costa Dorada. And it read: Bring back up...

2008-09-18 00:00:10

By Dave Blackhurst People in Stoke-on-Trent are living longer than ever before, according to the latest figures from the city's public health department. Reductions in infant mortality and lower death rates from cancer, heart disease and chest illness are responsible for the improvements. Women in the Potteries can now expect to live to 79 and seven months and men to 74 and six months. This is two and a half and three years respectively more than a decade ago. The change comes after...