Life-expectancy

New research shows relationship between activity levels and mortality in elderly

Doing just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men according to a new study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Providing the recommended 150 minute weekly tally of moderate physical activity is reached, total volume, rather …

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Research shows rise in global life expectancy by 2030

The study, led by scientists from Imperial College London in collaboration with the World Health Organization, analyzed long-term data on mortality and longevity trends to predict how life expectancy will change in 35 industrialized countries by 2030. Nations in the study included both high-income countries, such as the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, and emerging …

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Current global health metrics

(Washington) Improvements in sanitation, immunizations, indoor air quality, and nutrition have enabled children in poor countries to live longer over the past 25 years, according to a new scientific analysis of more than 300 diseases and injuries in 195 countries and territories. However, such progress is threatened by increasing numbers of people suffering serious health …

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