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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.
Stop smoking services may improve mental health of smokers with depression

Stop smoking services may improve mental health of smokers with depression

Smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health, according to new research, funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Annals of Behavioural Medicine. [More]
People with schizophrenia more likely to have diabetes than general population

People with schizophrenia more likely to have diabetes than general population

People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise are taken out of the equation, according to an analysis by researchers from King's College London. [More]
MUSC scientists design novel antibody-based therapy to fight against cancer

MUSC scientists design novel antibody-based therapy to fight against cancer

Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have designed an antibody-based therapy that could target the functions of TGF-beta that cause cancer [More]
Scientists discover gene that may open new door to developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Scientists discover gene that may open new door to developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have identified a gene that may provide a new starting point for developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD). [More]
Study finds decline in rate of prostate cancer treatment after change in screening recommendations

Study finds decline in rate of prostate cancer treatment after change in screening recommendations

As some national guidelines now recommend against routine prostate cancer screening, the overall rate of men receiving treatment for the disease declined 42 percent, a new study finds. [More]
Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Gastric bypass surgery helps severely obese teenagers lose weight and keep it off, according to the first long-term follow-up studies of teenagers who had undergone the procedure 5-12 years earlier. [More]
'Oldest old' more likely to suffer social exclusion than younger counterparts, research shows

'Oldest old' more likely to suffer social exclusion than younger counterparts, research shows

People over the age of 85 are significantly more likely to suffer social exclusion than those in the 65 to 84-year-old bracket, according to new research. [More]
Researchers find striking differences between countries, age groups in access to proper care for DMD

Researchers find striking differences between countries, age groups in access to proper care for DMD

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a progressive muscle disease affecting one in 3800-6300 live male births and leads to ambulatory loss, respiratory problems, cardiomyopathy, and early death of patients in their 20s or 30s. [More]
Four-year Johns Hopkins program provides efficient, less expensive care for patients in East Baltimore

Four-year Johns Hopkins program provides efficient, less expensive care for patients in East Baltimore

When people with chronic health problems couldn't get around town to their doctors' appointments, a four-year Johns Hopkins program brought the appointments to them. [More]
Targeted alpha therapy shows promise in treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

Targeted alpha therapy shows promise in treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

Nearly three years of research have brought about remarkable results for the majority of 80 patients subjected to targeted alpha therapy of metastatic prostate cancer. [More]
Latest advances in medical imaging for personalized healthcare

Latest advances in medical imaging for personalized healthcare

After the first ever MediSens conference, 2016, it is fair to say that there is much excitement in the area of medical imaging. The industry is experiencing a drive towards a more personalized approach to healthcare, providing patients with treatment that is specific and adaptive to them. [More]
Lifestyle choices and obesity linked to lower life expectancy

Lifestyle choices and obesity linked to lower life expectancy

For the first time in two decades, the life expectancy of Americans declined slightly, and the overall death rate rose, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. [More]
Experts aim to unlock secrets for overall well-being of elderly population in Europe

Experts aim to unlock secrets for overall well-being of elderly population in Europe

What are the secrets of well-being of populations with increasing elderly people, the key elements to help them to stay longer socially and professionally active and thus also to help young people, by supporting the new generations? [More]
Researchers discover biological pathway that plays vital role in tumor development

Researchers discover biological pathway that plays vital role in tumor development

An international team led by researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and the Technion Integrated Cancer Center has discovered a biological pathway that plays an important role in tumor development. [More]
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]
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