Health

How healthy will we be in 2040?

A new scientific study of forecasts and alternative scenarios for life expectancy and major causes of death in 2040 shows all countries are likely to experience at least a slight increase in lifespans. In contrast, one scenario ...

Health

WHO calls for renewed effort to combat chronic disease

(HealthDay)—The World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-Level Commission has proposed six recommendations to address the growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), according to a report published online ...

Health

Women sitting ducks for frailty

Women who spend more time sitting down as they age are at higher risk of becoming frail, a University of Queensland study has found.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Opiate use linked to early mortality in IBD patients

(HealthDay)—Heavy use of opiates among patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is tied to increased risk of premature all-cause death, according to a study published in the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

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