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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.

2013-09-25 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.

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

Thanks to new advancements in medical technology, the average American baby born into this world will spend more time here than their parents.

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

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 later in life.

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

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.

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

A new study finds that some 500 million Chinese people have had their lifespans reduced by five years thanks to pollution generated by a free-coal policy.

2013-07-09 11:39:47

A high level of air pollution, in the form of particulates produced by burning coal, significantly shortens the lives of people exposed to it.

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

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

As advances in technology and awareness of health issues increase throughout the years, so does life expectancy for most Americans. However, a new study has found that both smoking and joblessness contribute to higher death rates for the nation’s least educated white women.

2013-05-22 15:34:53

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).


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.