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2010-10-13 14:01:52

Israeli Arabs and Jews now living longer than Americans and other OECD members A new study conducted by a researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) for Jerusalem's Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel reports that Israeli's have a higher life expectancy on average than Americans and residents of other OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries. According to the most recent data, from 2005, the average American life expectancy is now 78...

2010-10-13 12:25:00

Dr. Delgado: New Federal Data Demonstrate Positive Impact on Health of Culture, Family, and Community WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A 'minority model' of health should be discarded. Today's life expectancy data show that understanding the unique Hispanic health profile holds the promise of lessons that can applied for good health for all communities," said Dr. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and author of The Latina Guide to Health...

2010-10-13 11:20:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ "America the greatest" might just become "America the o.k." A new study shows the U.S continues to lag behind other nations when it comes to improving your life expectancy. People like to point the finger and the most common reason so far has been poor performance when it comes to smoking, obesity, traffic abilities and homicide but now researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health are throwing those reasons out the window. While the U.S. has...

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2010-10-07 10:25:00

Researchers from Columbia University have found that the life expectancy of Americans is falling behind those of other countries, and the reason why might come as a bit of a surprise. It's not obesity rates, or smoking, or traffic accidents, or even homicides. Rather, the primary culprit, according to Peter Munning and Sherry Glied of the university's Mailman School of Public Health, is the poor quality of health care in the United States. In the Commonwealth Fund-sponsored study, Muennig and...

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2010-09-13 06:05:00

A study suggests that the cost of old age on health services in industrialized nations may need to be re-measured. Researchers say that rising life expectancies and improved health has lead to the population aging slower. The scientists from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, Stony Brook University (SBU) and in the United States and the Vienna Institute of Demography found a new way of measuring aging, which is not reliant on fixed chronological...

2010-07-23 13:04:38

Research: Inequalities in premature mortality in Britain: Observational study from 1921-2007 The level of inequalities in premature mortality between different areas of Britain has almost surpassed those seen shortly before the economic crash of 1929 and the economic depression of the 1930s, according to a new study published on bmj.com today. Inequalities continued to rise steadily during the first decade of the twenty first century, UK researchers have found, and could become worse....

2010-06-28 14:28:00

FREMONT, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a landmark study, scientists from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) have discovered a startling 19.6-year gap in life expectancy between poor black men and affluent Asian women. According to the research, Asian females with the highest socioeconomic status had a life expectancy of 84.9 years, whereas the life expectancy for African-American males of the lowest socioeconomic status was 65.3 years. These results come...

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2010-05-12 13:35:00

The downside of marriage for women: the greater a wife's age gap from her husband, the lower her life expectancy Marriage is more beneficial for men than for women - at least for those who want a long life. Previous studies have shown that men with younger wives live longer. While it had long been assumed that women with younger husbands also live longer, in a new study Sven Drefahl from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, has shown that this is not...

2010-04-16 08:35:34

Calorie restriction leads scientists to molecular pathways that slow aging, improve health Organisms from yeast to rodents to humans all benefit from cutting calories. In less complex organisms, restricting calories can double or even triple lifespan. It's not yet clear just how much longer calorie restriction might help humans live, but those who practice the strict diet hope to survive past 100 years old. In a review article in the April 16 edition of Science, nutrition and longevity...

2010-03-24 16:43:24

DURHAM, N.C. "“ People in developed nations are living in good health as much as a decade longer than their parents did, not because aging has been slowed or reversed, but because they are staying healthy to a more advanced age. "We're living longer because people are reaching old age in better health," said demographer James Vaupel, author of a review article appearing in the March 25 edition of Nature. But once it starts, the process of aging itself -- including dementia and heart...


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