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… Continue reading New research shows relationship between activity levels and mortality in elderly

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… Continue reading Research shows rise in global life expectancy by 2030

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… Continue reading Current global health metrics