Latest Life expectancy Stories

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...

2013-01-23 10:34:04

40 percent of girls born now expected to reach this milestone How long can we expect to live? An article from John Appleby, Chief Economist at the Kings Fund, published on bmj.com today brings attention to the rising amount of those expected to live to 100 and asks where it will end. According to the Office of National Statistics there seems to be "no end in sight" as far as the number of UK citizens reaching 100 years old is concerned. Approximately 13% of girls born in 1951 are...

Americans Are Sicker And Die Younger Than People In Other Developed Countries
2013-01-10 11:04:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report shows that Americans live in poorer health and die at younger ages than people in other developed countries–and researchers say the gap is steadily growing. The report also shows that Americans are also dying at far higher rates due to guns, car accidents and drug use than their foreign counterparts. Although researchers have known for some time that the US fares poorly in comparison to other rich nations, most...

2012-12-20 14:01:56

Those dying of drug/alcohol misuse significantly more likely to have had difficult childhood Successful solo rock/pop stars are around twice as likely to die early as those in equally famous bands, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open. And those who died of drug and alcohol problems were more likely to have had a difficult or abusive childhood than those dying of other causes, the findings showed. The authors included 1489 North American and European rock and...

Microlives Concept Illuminates Link Between Lifestyle And Longevity
2012-12-18 11:41:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While overindulgence is an almost inescapable part of the holiday season for even the strongest of wills, a new study uses a concept known as "microlives" to help understand how those gluttonous indiscretions can shave hours off of your life expectancy. In a Christmas article published online in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), researchers say that activities like smoking, having one too many drinks or gorging on red meat can...

2012-12-09 05:04:14

The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. issues recommendations for a longer life, emphasizing the importance of the inclusion of simple physical activity. (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 West Palm Beach, FL: The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. is recommending that individuals try doing simple physical activity for a longer life. This was proven by new research conducted at the U.S. National Cancer Institute and published Nov. 6 in the journal PLoS Medicine. The ground breaking study...

Childless Couples Face Higher Death Risk
2012-12-06 11:22:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Danish researchers suggests that couples who are unable to conceive a child have a shorter life expectancy than those who do. In the study, which was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the scientists from Aarhus University looked at data from more than 21,000 couples who underwent IVF treatment between 1994 and 2005. They saw that 15,000 children were born and almost 1,600 were adopted...

Lower Air Pollution Linked To Higher Mortality
2012-12-04 10:38:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that a decrease in the air pollution levels is linked to improved life expectancy in the United States. The researchers discovered the connection in 545 different counties between 2000 and 2007. They believe that it is the biggest study of its kind to date, and could eventually impact general public health in the U.S. The findings were recently published...

Tropics Life Expectancy Lower Than The Rest Of The World
2012-11-20 13:17:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A global effort has been put forth to better understand the specific challenges and issues associated to living in the tropical regions of the world. This effort, carried out by 13 research institutions all over the world, has resulted in a report titled “The State of the Tropics.” In this report, these institutions measure the life expectancy of those who live in these tropical regions. Professor George Magoha,...

Physical Activity Increases Life Expectancy By 4.5 Years
2012-11-07 12:35:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many experts and organizations have been advocating regular physical exercise–like the NFL´s Play 60, which encourages kids to be active for an hour each day, and every so often a study comes along that reinforces the benefits of exercise for people of any age. According to a new report from an international team of researchers, recently published in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine, regular physical activity during...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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