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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.
University of Birmingham researchers identify new way to tackle chronic diseases

University of Birmingham researchers identify new way to tackle chronic diseases

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have identified an important new way in which our immune systems are regulated, and hope that understanding it will help tackle the debilitating effects of type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious diseases. [More]
Incidence, costs of osteoporotic fractures in China to double by 2035

Incidence, costs of osteoporotic fractures in China to double by 2035

The results of the first study using a health economics model to project osteoporosis-related fractures and costs for the Chinese population, shows that the country's healthcare system will face a dramatic rise in costs over the next few decades. [More]
Regular strength training still beneficial for older people

Regular strength training still beneficial for older people

In Austria, around ten per cent of over-65-year-olds are frail, while a further 40 per cent are in a preliminary stage of frailty. The Healthy For Life project, with the MedUni Vienna as the academic lead, aims to raise fitness levels and quality of life for older people whose nutritional condition is inadequate. [More]
Increasing Social Security retirement age could bridge income gap

Increasing Social Security retirement age could bridge income gap

The age to receive full Social Security benefits should be closer to 70, according to a report published in the journal Daedalus. [More]
Study calls for more intensive psychotherapeutic support for patients with alcohol addiction

Study calls for more intensive psychotherapeutic support for patients with alcohol addiction

The mortality of alcohol dependent patients in general hospitals is many times higher than that of patients without alcohol dependency. [More]
Myriad Genetics expands companion diagnostic collaboration with AstraZeneca

Myriad Genetics expands companion diagnostic collaboration with AstraZeneca

Myriad Genetics, Inc. today announced the expansion of its companion diagnostic collaboration with AstraZeneca. Under the terms of the expanded agreement, Myriad’s BRACAnalysis CDx test will be used to prospectively identify which patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer may respond to treatment with Lynparza (olaparib). [More]
Complete review of amyloid-beta protein behind Alzheimer's disease

Complete review of amyloid-beta protein behind Alzheimer's disease

"It will still take many years to understand the mechanisms leading to the formation of the characteristic plaques seen in brains affected by Alzheimer's disease", explains Alessandro Laio, SISSA professor. "We know they are mostly a build-up of amyloid-beta peptide, the protein that research is currently focusing on". And, as of today, all those involved in biomolecular research on Alzheimer's will have access to a new and important instrument: an extensive and complete review of all scientific knowledge about this "killer protein" has in fact just been published in the journal Chemical Reviews. [More]
Study: Mexican Americans spend high proportion of their later years with disability

Study: Mexican Americans spend high proportion of their later years with disability

Life expectancy for Hispanics in the U.S. currently outpaces other ethnic groups, yet a new study finds that Mexican Americans -- especially women who were born in Mexico -- are spending a high proportion of their later years with some form of disability, a fact that suggests a growing need for community assistance and long-term care in the future. [More]
Researchers evaluate decision aids for patient's choice of localised prostate cancer treatment

Researchers evaluate decision aids for patient's choice of localised prostate cancer treatment

Doctors strive to make treatment decisions together with their patients - but is the decision really shared? According to adjunct professor Kari Tikkinen, shared decision-making isn't easy, and clinicians need help. The international research group led by Tikkinen has studied the decision aids for treatment choice of localised prostate cancer [More]
Zimmer celebrates significant testing milestone for Vivacit-E Vitamin E Technology

Zimmer celebrates significant testing milestone for Vivacit-E Vitamin E Technology

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. is highlighting its Vivacit-E Advanced Bearing Technology with Vitamin E by celebrating a significant testing milestone. [More]
Discontinuation of statin therapy may benefit patients with terminal illness

Discontinuation of statin therapy may benefit patients with terminal illness

Discontinuing statin use in patients with late-stage cancer and other terminal illnesses may help improve patients' quality of life without causing other adverse health effects, according to a new study by led by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Duke University and funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). [More]
Survey: Number of UK adults living with cystic fibrosis expected to increase by 2025

Survey: Number of UK adults living with cystic fibrosis expected to increase by 2025

The number of people living with cystic fibrosis into adulthood in the UK is expected to increase dramatically - by as much as 80 per cent - by 2025, according to a Europe-wide survey, the UK end of which was led by Queen's University Belfast. [More]
Expansion of medical system has led people to feel less healthy over time, study finds

Expansion of medical system has led people to feel less healthy over time, study finds

Across much of the Western world, 25 years of expansion of the medical system has actually led to people feeling less healthy over time, a new study has found. [More]
Study provide new insights into why childhood CKD may worsen to kidney failure

Study provide new insights into why childhood CKD may worsen to kidney failure

Study results published today in the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases provide new insights into why a child's chronic kidney disease (CKD) may worsen to kidney failure. [More]
Sugar-lowering medications prescribed to diabetic patients may increase heart failure risk

Sugar-lowering medications prescribed to diabetic patients may increase heart failure risk

A comprehensive study examining clinical trials of more than 95,000 patients has found that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients. [More]
Combination of anti-Nodal and DTIC therapy can produce anti-cancer effects

Combination of anti-Nodal and DTIC therapy can produce anti-cancer effects

Metastatic melanoma is the leading cause of skin cancer deaths in the United States; once melanoma has spread (metastasized), life expectancy for patients can be dramatically shortened. [More]
UH professor part of personalized medicine panel session at SXSW Health and MedTech Expo

UH professor part of personalized medicine panel session at SXSW Health and MedTech Expo

University of Houston professor Preethi Gunaratne will be part of a panel addressing personalized medicine at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Health and MedTech Expo in Austin Tuesday, March 17. [More]
Implantable defibrillators help patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy live longer

Implantable defibrillators help patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy live longer

Newly published research led by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and Tufts Medical Center in Boston shows that implantable defibrillators (ICDs), along with other modern treatments, have reduced mortality rates and are helping patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) live longer, including normal life expectancy. [More]
Brain tumor experts launch revolutionary fast-track approach to cancer research

Brain tumor experts launch revolutionary fast-track approach to cancer research

Brain tumor experts at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center have launched a revolutionary fast-track approach to cancer research, giving new hope to brain cancer patients. [More]
Unregulated Internet marketing of cancer-related gene tests poses challenges for consumers, physicians

Unregulated Internet marketing of cancer-related gene tests poses challenges for consumers, physicians

Websites that market personalized cancer care services often overemphasize their purported benefits and downplay their limitations, and many sites offer genetic tests whose value for guiding cancer treatment has not been shown to be clinically useful, according to a new study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. [More]
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