News tagged with life expectancy
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A new study from USC researchers is the first to show that controlled fasting improves the effectiveness of radiation therapy in cancer treatments, extending life expectancy in mice with aggressive brain tumors.
Cancer Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A child is desperately ill, and a family faces a stark choice: Should they try to save the child's life with therapeutic treatments, or ease the pain through hospice and other pain-relief services?
Health Aug 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Leuven scientists (VIB/KU Leuven) are using zebrafish as a model in their search for genes that play a role in the mechanism of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). As a result, they have identified a molecule that could ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
How likely are middle-aged adults to develop kidney failure during their lifetime? A study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) provides some insights, which may be used t ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- For children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, life expectancy has increased, with about a 15-year improvement seen from a 1950-1964 subcohort to a 1965-1980 subcohort, according to a study published ...
Diabetes Aug 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Despite advances in health care and increases in life expectancy overall, Americans with less than a high school education have life expectancies similar to adults in the 1950s and 1960s.
Health Aug 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists are beginning to understand one of life's enduring mysteries - why women live, on average, longer than men.
Genetics Aug 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
People with mental health problems have a lower life expectancy, according to a large-scale population based study published today in the British Medical Journal. The findings may prompt further research into the way doctor ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) Japanese women are no longer the world's longest living, their longevity pushed down in part by last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami, according to a government report Thursday. The top of the global ...
Health Jul 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Childhood obesity has nearly tripled in the past three decades, and by 2009, 17 percent of those 2-19 years of age were classified as obese. If actions against childhood obesity do not take place it is likely that today's ...
Overweight and Obesity Jul 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Children with trisomy 13 or 18, who are for the most part severely disabled and have a very short life expectancy, and their families lead a life that is happy and rewarding overall, contrary to the usually gloomy predictions ...
Pediatrics Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that the survival for patients with chronic myeloproliferative diseases has improved in recent decades. This is despite the fact that no targeted drugs have ...
Cancer Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Men with a life expectancy of more than 10 years should talk with their doctor about getting a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer, an expert panel recommends.
Cancer Jul 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
More patients aged 75 and over should be prescribed drugs to help lower their risk of cardiovascular disease, a study published today in the British Medical Journal suggests.
Cardiology Jul 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Restricting the amount of time spent seated every day to less than 3 hours might boost the life expectancy of US adults by an extra 2 years, indicates an analysis of published research in the online journal BMJ Open.
Health Jul 09, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |