Latest Life expectancy Stories

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...

China Free Coal Policy Reduced Life Expectancy
2013-07-09 12:04:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pollution in China has long been a concern of both the international community as well as its own citizens. Now, a new study has put some concrete numbers to this concern, claiming that those who live in China have had their lifespans reduced by five years. All told, the study claims that pollution generated by coal is responsible for taking 2.5 billion total years of life from nearly 500 million Chinese people. Diseases such as...

2013-07-09 11:39:47

New quasi-experimental research finds major impact of coal emissions on health A high level of air pollution, in the form of particulates produced by burning coal, significantly shortens the lives of people exposed to it, according to a unique new study of China co-authored by an MIT economist. The research is based on long-term data compiled for the first time, and projects that the 500 million Chinese who live north of the Huai River are set to lose an aggregate 2.5 billion years of...

2013-06-04 23:15:30

Recently published study evaluates black adults in the United States, age 30 or older, and determines obesity continues to be a determining factor of mortality. Loma Linda, Ca (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 The obesity epidemic is at an all-time high with one-third of adults in the United States having a body mass index (BMI) > 30. At a time when health inequalities are a contributing factor in life expectancy, people want to know what they can do to live longer. A study out of Loma Linda...

Least Educated, Jobless White Women Have Lower Life Expectancy Than Others
2013-05-31 16:24:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As advances in technology and awareness of health issues increase throughout the years, so does life expectancy for most Americans. However, a new study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior (JHSB) has found that both smoking and joblessness contribute to higher death rates for the nation´s least educated white women. “The least-educated white women, during the 1980s and 1990s, began to live shorter lives -- an...

2013-05-22 15:34:53

But majority of deaths are due to physical conditions, not suicide The higher death rate associated with mental illness has been extensively documented, but most of the attention has focused on the elevated risk of suicide, whereas most of the risk can be attributed to physical illness such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and cancer (80% of deaths). The higher death rate is also normally reported in terms of mortality rates but other measures can be used such as potential years...

Study Links Fame To Early Death
2013-04-18 12:32:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the new study in QJM: An International Journal of Medicine doesn´t establish a cause-and-effect relationship between fame and a greater risk of death, it does raise questions about the hazards of a rock and roll lifestyle. "First, if it is true that successful performers and sports players tend to enjoy shorter lives, does this imply that fame at younger ages predisposes to poor health behaviors in later life after success...

2013-03-14 16:57:48

Higher mortality rates among Americans younger than 50 are responsible for much of why life expectancy is lower in the United States than most of the world´s most developed nations. The research, by Jessica Ho, a University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate in demography and sociology, found that excess mortality  among Americans younger than 50 accounted for two-thirds of the gap in life expectancy at birth between American males and their counterparts and two-fifths between...

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