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Life expectancy is the expected (in the statistical sense) number of years of life remaining at a given age. It is denoted by e''x'', which means the average number of subsequent years of life for someone now aged ''x'', according to a particular mortality experience.
New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes

New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. [More]
UT Austin researchers develop new oral capsule for treating hemophilia patients

UT Austin researchers develop new oral capsule for treating hemophilia patients

In the near future, hemophiliacs could be able to treat their disease by simply swallowing a capsule. [More]
Social status affects immune regulation and health status in rhesus monkeys

Social status affects immune regulation and health status in rhesus monkeys

The richest and poorest Americans differ in life expectancy by more than a decade. Glaring health inequalities across the socioeconomic spectrum are often attributed to access to medical care and differences in habits such as smoking, exercise and diet. [More]
Brazil makes progress in reducing gap in health status, but inequalities persist

Brazil makes progress in reducing gap in health status, but inequalities persist

Brazil, through a combination of public policies and its Unified Health System, has significantly improved access to medical care for a wide swath of its population, but more can be done to eradicate health inequalities there, according to a special edition of the International Journal for Equity in Health. [More]
Researchers develop more efficient system for detecting and treating atrial fibrillation

Researchers develop more efficient system for detecting and treating atrial fibrillation

Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid have partnered to develop a more efficient system for detecting and treating atrial fibrillation that will be in hospitals soon. [More]
Stop Smoking Services across England facing ongoing budget cuts

Stop Smoking Services across England facing ongoing budget cuts

Stop Smoking Services across England are facing ongoing budget cuts after six in ten local authorities (59 per cent) were forced to reduce their funding in the last year according to a new joint report by ASH and Cancer Research UK published today (Wednesday). [More]
New technology uses USB stick to monitor HIV in bloodstream

New technology uses USB stick to monitor HIV in bloodstream

The device, created by scientists at Imperial College London and DNA Electronics, uses a drop of blood to detect HIV, and then creates an electrical signal that can be read by a computer, laptop or handheld device. [More]
Research offers new insights into how immunotherapy could help treat or functionally cure HIV

Research offers new insights into how immunotherapy could help treat or functionally cure HIV

Immunotherapy has revolutionized treatment options in oncology, neurology, and many infectious diseases and now there is fresh hope that the same method could be used to treat or functionally cure HIV, according to two related studies from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the National Institutes of Health. [More]
SMU virologist receives NCI grant to advance research into how certain viruses cause cancers

SMU virologist receives NCI grant to advance research into how certain viruses cause cancers

SMU virologist and cancer researcher Robert L. Harrod has been awarded a $436,500 grant from the National Cancer Institute to further his lab's research into how certain viruses cause cancers in humans. [More]
Scientists investigate role of mitochondria in Alzheimer's disease pathology

Scientists investigate role of mitochondria in Alzheimer's disease pathology

On Nov. 25, 1901, a 51-year-old woman is admitted to a hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, displaying a bizarre constellation of symptoms. [More]
Pancreatic cancer to become third leading cause of death in the EU in 2017

Pancreatic cancer to become third leading cause of death in the EU in 2017

The number of deaths from pancreatic cancer will overtake breast cancer mortality rates in the EU in 2017, a study has found. [More]
Smoking may shorten HIV patients' lifespan more than HIV itself

Smoking may shorten HIV patients' lifespan more than HIV itself

Among people living with HIV who smoke cigarettes, smoking may now shorten their lifespan more than HIV itself, according to a new modeling study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. [More]
Wearable sensor data could be translated into empirically-verified measures of health risks

Wearable sensor data could be translated into empirically-verified measures of health risks

Your wearable fitness tracker is great at counting the number of steps you took today, but it could also provide a new source of currency for the emerging health data economy, according to a new study in the journal Computer. [More]
Study estimates prevalence of self-reported immunosuppressed adults in the U.S.

Study estimates prevalence of self-reported immunosuppressed adults in the U.S.

In a study published online by JAMA, Rafael Harpaz, M.D., M.P.H., of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey to estimate the prevalence of self-reported immunosuppressed adults in the United States. [More]
Neonate girls present greater antioxidant defense, less oxidative stress than boys

Neonate girls present greater antioxidant defense, less oxidative stress than boys

A study carried out by researchers from the University of Granada in collaboration with San Cecilio Clinic Hospital has scientifically proved that neonate girls present a greater antioxidant defense and less oxidative stress on their cell membranes than boys, in addition to higher antioxidant enzymatic activity. [More]
Comfortable living conditions, independence can help elderly Chinese immigrants feel at home in the U.S.

Comfortable living conditions, independence can help elderly Chinese immigrants feel at home in the U.S.

Having comfortable living conditions and independence from their adult children can help elderly Chinese immigrants find a sense of home and life satisfaction in the United States, but the inability to speak fluent English makes them feel unsettled, according to a research study. [More]
Study identifies factors that may contribute to use of PIMs at the end of life

Study identifies factors that may contribute to use of PIMs at the end of life

A recent interview study has uncovered factors that may contribute to the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) at the end of life. [More]
UPV participates in Lumiblast project to develop novel treatments for hard-to-treat brain tumours

UPV participates in Lumiblast project to develop novel treatments for hard-to-treat brain tumours

The Polytechnic University of Valencia is taking part in Lumiblast, a European project to develop an innovative approach to hard-to-treat brain tumours like glioblastomas. [More]
Japanese researchers identify mechanism for hormone that limits liver fibrosis

Japanese researchers identify mechanism for hormone that limits liver fibrosis

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been emerging worldwide and effective treatment, especially for liver fibrosis, is essential for improving the prognosis. [More]
New systems-thinking approach could help improve health of the U.S. population

New systems-thinking approach could help improve health of the U.S. population

The United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world, yet the life expectancy of its citizens is significantly shorter when compared to other high-income countries. [More]
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