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2012-04-20 13:34:19

Exercise may help smokers to quit and remain smoke free, according to new data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology.

2012-04-19 13:00:15

The HLY (Healthy Life Years) indicates how long people can expect to live without disability.

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.

2012-04-10 08:56:54

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.

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.

2012-04-06 10:57:17

Differences in factors such as income, education and marital status could contribute overwhelmingly to the gap in life expectancy between blacks and whites in the United States.

Murder Rate Dropping In US, Average Life Expectancy Up
2012-01-12 09:09:37

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in its annual report on US mortality, reports a condition known as pneumonitis, a respiratory illness primarily affecting the elderly, replaced murder for the first time in 45 years, as a leading cause of death in the nation.

2011-12-07 11:17:14

In a research letter appearing in the Dec. 7 issue of JAMA, S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Chicago, examined the question that U.S. Presidents may experience accelerated aging while in office by analyzing the life span of all U.S. Presidents compared to men of their era.

2011-12-07 11:03:22

Contrary to claims that U.S. presidents age at twice the normal rate, a new study finds that most U.S. presidents live longer than expected for men of their same age and era.

US Presidents Outlive Peers, Despite Appearance Of Aging Faster
2011-12-07 06:41:44

Although many U.S. Presidents appear to show signs of accelerated aging during their time in office, they actually outlive their peers, according to a new analysis by a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]