News tagged with life expectancies

Research backs risk-reduction surgery for ovarian cancer

A study by Manchester scientists backs preventative surgery to improve survival for women who are at greater risk of getting ovarian cancer and suggests it appears helpful for women at risk of getting breast cancer because ...

Dec 17, 2013
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Health spending is more efficient for men than for women

Health care spending is a large – and ever increasing - portion of government budgets. Improving its efficiency has therefore become critically important. In the first-ever study to estimate health spending efficiency by ...

Dec 12, 2013
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Reconceptualizing the study of population aging

Age is not just the number of years one has lived, argue IIASA population researchers. A new study from the group provides a set of tools for measuring age in all its dimensions.

Dec 12, 2013
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What rural Appalachia eats

Very little salad. An overabundance of potatoes. Mountains of rice, white bread and other boxed starches, as well as dried beans, sweet potatoes, cornbread and collard greens.

Dec 05, 2013
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CDC report says health disparities persist in America

(HealthDay)—Despite progress in some areas, health disparities remain for many Americans, health officials reported Thursday. These inequalities are related to income, education, sex, race, ethnicity, employment ...

Nov 22, 2013
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Population aging crisis may have been overestimated

(HealthDay)—Use of an alternative measure for assessing the number of dependent older people suggests that the population aging crisis may have been overestimated, according to an analysis published online ...

Nov 13, 2013
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