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US Life Expectancy Lower Than Other Developed Nations
2012-06-22 13:59:43

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Emerson advocated for experimentation throughout life. In particular, there is one experimental study that should be observed as it relates to life expectancy. Researchers from Rice University and the University of Colorado, Boulder recently discovered that, even though the U.S. has progressed in the number of people who live with a longer...

2012-06-18 06:30:08

An Update to the Report "The Unequal Distribution of Health in the Twin Cities" ST. PAUL, Minn., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation and Wilder Research finds that overall life expectancy in the Twin Cities has increased in the past decade. However, average life expectancy in the least affluent neighborhoods is more than seven years less than in the most affluent neighborhoods. "At the Blue...

2012-05-31 01:16:16

Women in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Researchers at the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University studied 713 women aged 70 to 79 years who took part in the Women's Health and Aging Studies. This study was designed to evaluate the causes and course of physical disability in older women living in the community. "A...

2012-05-28 06:20:27

LONDON, May 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prudential has revealed new research which shows that despite the ongoing debate about the need to fund long-term care for the elderly, only one in five people planning to retire this year have made financial provision for ill-health in retirement. Prudential's 'Class of 2012' study into the finances and expectations of those planning to retire this year shows that just 20 per cent have set money aside for any care needs. This drops to...

Regular Jogging Shows Dramatic Increase In Life Expectancy
2012-05-03 06:36:02

Undertaking regular jogging increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen City Heart study presented at the EuroPRevent2012 meeting. Reviewing the evidence of whether jogging is healthy or hazardous, Peter Schnohr told delegates that the study's most recent analysis (unpublished) shows that between one and two-and-a-half hours of jogging per week at a "slow or average" pace delivers optimum benefits for longevity. The...

2012-04-20 13:34:19

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation Exercise may help smokers to quit and remain smoke free, according to new data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. Moreover, exercise increases life expectancy in smokers and non-smokers alike. The study of 434,190 people who went through medical examination program at a private fee-paying company between 1996 and 2008 in Taiwan revealed that active smokers (those engaged in...

2012-04-19 13:00:15

The HLY (Healthy Life Years) indicates how long people can expect to live without disability. It has been computed annually for each Member State of the European Union since 2005. These figures are released in the framework of the first annual meeting of the European Joint Action on Healthy Life Years (EHLEIS), organized in Paris on April 19, 2012 (ASIEM, 6 rue Albert de Lapparent, from 1:30pm) by the French Ministry of Health. The European Joint Action on Healthy Life Years (EHLEIS) is led...

2012-04-18 10:54:12

In a novel study of health disparities in the United States, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have identified 22 socioeconomic and environmental variables that together are better indicators of early death than are race or geography. The findings upend long-held beliefs that where you live and the color of your skin are the best markers for how long you may live. The innovative analysis shows that when factors related to local social conditions – including...

2012-04-10 08:56:54

Large day-to-day variations in temperature could result in thousands more deaths per year New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) suggests that seemingly small changes in summer temperature swings–as little as 1°C more than usual–may shorten life expectancy for elderly people with chronic medical conditions, and could result in thousands of additional deaths each year. While previous studies have focused on the short-term effects of heat waves, this is the...

2012-04-09 13:30:54

Major life decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child and attending university may be subconsciously influenced by how long people believe they will live, according to a Queen´s University study. “Life expectancy might be driving all of these major decisions,” says Daniel Krupp, a post doctoral fellow in the Queen´s math department who has a background in psychology and biology. The longer someone expects to live, the more time they will invest...