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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.

2013-01-23 10:34:04

How long can we expect to live?

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

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.

2012-12-20 14:01:56

Successful solo rock/pop stars are around twice as likely to die early as those in equally famous bands.

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

While overindulgence is an inescapable part of the holiday season, a new study uses a concept called "microlives" to explain how those gluttonous indiscretions can shave hours off of your life expectancy.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

According to a new report, regular physical activity during leisure time can increase overall life expectancy by as much as 4.5 years.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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