An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away? Actually, It's 5 Apples

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:49

To live a longer life, the optimum number of servings of fruits and vegetables is five.


More Support Needed For Children Who Lose Parents

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:00

Mortality rates among children who lose their parents are much higher than those who don't. Researchers say those kids need more support.


Adult Mortality Rate Highest In Tobacco-Friendly Southern States

By | Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:15

A new study suggests that central southern states have higher mortality rates because their laws don't discourage cigarette smoking.


An Apple A Day Really Keeps The Doctor Away

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:09

A daily apple may have health benefits comparable to those of conventional preventative medicine like statins.

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Bariatric Surgery Death Rate Linked To Delayed, Denied Insurance Coverage

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:35

Patients who are approved for bariatric surgery may suffer from delayed or denied insurance approval, while those who undergo surgery may experience weight loss that's dependent on their type of coverage.

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Seniors At Risk Of Heart Disease May Benefit From Statins

By | Thu, 08/29/2013 - 14:18

Statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs, are found to benefit elderly patients at risk for heart disease.

Kids of Long-Lived Parents Less Likely to Get Cancer and Other Diseases

Children Of Long-Lived Parents Less Likely To Get Cancer And Other Diseases

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 21:16

The risk of developing cancer and other diseases associated with aging drops for every 10 years that at least one parent lives past 65, a study finds.

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‘Airpocalypse’ in China: Air Pollution Kills Over a Million People Each Year

By | Tue, 04/02/2013 - 20:08

The “airpocalypse” in China caused 1.2 million deaths in 2010- mortality rates from outdoor air pollution are likely to rise as the health crisis grows.

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Italian Immigrants Live Longer, but Their Children Are Not so Lucky

By | Mon, 01/07/2013 - 13:40

Migrants to European countries were reported to have lower overall mortality rates than the respective local population.

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Smoking Causes More Deaths to AIDS Patients Than HIV

By | Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:02

At this point, we have all been told incessantly that smoking kills.

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Global Study Tracks How You're Most Likely to Die by Region

By | Tue, 12/18/2012 - 16:05

While lives have gotten longer worldwide, long lives are often coupled with disability, as can be seen in the increased amount of musculoskeletal disorders and mental health problems.


Coffee Lowers the Risk of Oral Cancer by 49 Percent

By | Mon, 12/10/2012 - 16:06

Coffee may help lower the risk of developing oral and pharyngeal cancer and of dying from the disease.


Startlingly Accurate Test Predicts How Long You’ve Left to Live

By | Tue, 11/20/2012 - 14:08

If you could find out exactly how long you have left to live, would you want to know?

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Men Who Can't See Their Manhood While Standing Risk Dying an Early Death

By | Fri, 11/09/2012 - 15:45

A British health group says men who can't see their appendage are obese and at risk of losing up to nine years of their life.

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Men Are 30% More Likely to Die After Losing Their Wife, but Women Remain Unaffected

By | Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:36

Men are significantly more likely to die after losing their wife compared to women to lose their husbands, a new study suggests.