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2011-08-29 14:12:20

European women live longer than men, because of both biological and behavioural advantages, but women's longer lives are not necessarily healthy lives. Studies commented on by Dr Vannuzzo at the ESC Congress 2011, show that due to increase in tobacco and alcohol consumption in women, the gender gap is decreasing. In the European Union (27 countries) the total number of deaths is roughly similar in men and women (in 2009: 2 416 786 men and 2 418 048 women), and trends are also similar, but...

2011-08-26 11:03:44

Life expectancy is increasing all the time due to better quality of life and better health care. Despite this, increases in life expectancy can be patchy, with some sources reporting that the gap in life expectancy between rich and poor is getting bigger as time goes on. However, BioMed Central's open access journal International Journal for Equity in Health is pleased to report that the life expectancy for people living in deprived areas in Campinas, Brazil, is catching up, rising at three...

2011-08-12 00:00:28

Semen quality may be an indicator of a man's overall health. (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Is poor semen quality a new longevity risk factor? Normally, a doctor looking for a snapshot of a patient's health will ask about smoking, drinking, diet, and exercise and then measure cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight or waist size. These facts and numbers already enable doctors to predict long-term health and longevity, but scientists are always looking for additional measurements that...

2011-07-19 12:04:08

First large-scale study reinforces need to fund and expand simplified HIV programs that deliver significant, life-saving health benefits in resource-challenged settings A landmark study by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that patients in Africa receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for HIV can expect to live a near normal lifespan. The study, published today in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine, is...

2011-07-19 07:40:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A landmark study by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that patients in Africa receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for HIV can expect to live a near normal lifespan. The study is the first large-scale analysis of life expectancy outcomes in Africa for HIV patients on cART and shows significant variance between patient subgroups. Females have a significantly higher life expectancy than men,...

2011-06-16 07:19:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire)"”Why is it that while people in Japan, Canada, and other nations are enjoying significant gains in life expectancy each year, most counties in the U.S are falling behind? According to a recent study, between 2000 and 2007, more than 80 percent of counties fell in standing against the average of the ten nations with the best life expectancies in the world. Fortunately researchers are beginning to find the answer to this dramatic decrease.According to Dr. Christopher...

2011-06-15 14:58:49

The most current county-level analysis finds large disparities nationwide; women fare worse than men, and people in Appalachia, the Deep South, and Northern Texas live the shortest lives While people in Japan, Canada, and other nations are enjoying significant gains in life expectancy every year, most counties within the United States are falling behind, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. IHME researchers, in...

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2011-05-14 08:00:00

Average life expectancy across much of the world is steadily climbing and infant deaths dropped across the world during the first decade of the 21st century, according to figures released by the World Health Organization.While the average life expectancy rate climbs in much of the world, men in Iraq and women in South Africa have life expectancies that are declining. WHO said the average life expectancy in Iraq for both sexes fell to 66 years in 2009 from 68 in 2000.The WHO said that while...

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2011-04-20 07:50:00

According to new figures released this week, and based on data produced by the Office for National Statistics, more than 25 percent of British children 16 and under can expect to live to 100 years old. Just 30 years ago, more than a quarter of newborn boys were expected to die by their 65th birthday. Ministers said the rapid rise in longevity will have huge implications for public policy in a wide range of areas such as health and transportation, leaving taxpayers to pick up the tab on the...

2011-04-11 15:46:41

Churches will continue to attract older congregations as increasing life expectancy encourages people to put off involvement in religion, according to new research. The study, by Dr Elissaios Papyrakis at the University of East Anglia and Dr Geethanjali Selvaretnam from the University of St Andrews in the UK, suggests that religious organisations need to do more to highlight the social and spiritual benefits of participation in religion in present day life if they are to increase congregation...


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