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U.S. Lifespan Surges, 'Healthspan' Not So Much

By | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 18:12

The average U.S. lifespan has increased consistently over the past 50 years, federal health officials reported on Monday.

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Expensive Health Care Doesn't Increase Life Expectancy

By | Fri, 12/13/2013 - 18:10

A comparison study in the American Journal of Public Health found that American deep pocket spending in health care doesn't translate into lengthier lifespans as well as in other countries like Germany. The authors emphasize the difference in preventative medicine.


Want To Tell If Someone Is Likely To Die? Check Their Movements and Appearance

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 20:24

Self-reported health assessments were always believed to be biased, but it turns out that doctors' assessments aren't as accurate either. So who's assessments are the most accurate?

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Find Arrested Development Funny? Your Sense Of Humor May Shorten Your Life

By | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:30

Many claims about the benefits of humor have been grossly exaggerated.

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UCLA Researchers Delay Aging in Fruit Flies, Could Translate to Humans

By | Mon, 05/06/2013 - 17:58

By boosting the expression of key gene in fruit flies, researchers were able to increase their lifespans and delay the aging process, a discovery that could translate to humans.


You Will Spend 43 Days On Hold During Your Lifetime: Study

By | Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:53

Being put on hold seems to be a fact of life for anyone trying to get in touch with a customer service worker at a company.


Expressing Anger Can Add Two Years to Person's Lifespan

By | Wed, 12/26/2012 - 15:39

A new study revealed that being hot-tempered and expressing your anger could be a key to enjoying a long and healthy life.


It Feels Great Now, but Each Day of Over-Indulging Can Shorten Your Life by Hours

By | Tue, 12/18/2012 - 15:21

'Tis the season to eat, drink and be jolly, but health experts warn that each day of over-indulgence can cut a several hours off your lifespan.


Not Being Able to Sit and Stand Without Help Is a Predictor of Early Death

By | Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:59

Researchers found that not having that ability to sit and stand from the floor during middle age is a fairly reliable predictor of early death.


Delayed Growth in Childhood Linked to Longer Lifespan

By | Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:34

The slower you grow, the longer you live, a new study suggests.

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Shocking Finding Links Low Vitamin D Levels to Longer Lifespan

By | Tue, 11/06/2012 - 13:58

New study linked low levels of vitamin D to longevity, casting doubt on previous research suggesting that people require a certain amount of sun exposure for optimal health.

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Grandmas Helped Humans Evolve Longer Lifespans

By | Wed, 10/24/2012 - 12:35

Grandmas may be the reason why humans live longer than apes, a new study suggests.

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72 is the New 30: Modern-Day Technology Has Prolonged Life Expectancy

By | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 18:26

Studies demonstrated the probability of humans dying at 72 is the same our ancestors faced at the age of 30.

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Red Wine Compound Found to Extend Life

By | Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:57

A compound found in red wine has been found to decrease appetite and increase the lifespan of bees.

Speed Up Your Retirement Plans: Bad Economy May Cut Your Lifespan

By | Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:39

Researchers found that people could lose as much as three years from their lifespan.