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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.
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]
Hospital choice for heart attack care may determine long-term survival of patients

Hospital choice for heart attack care may determine long-term survival of patients

Where you go for heart attack care may matter for both your short- and long-term risk of death, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
First comprehensive center opened in Tri-State area to mark new era in care of DMD patients

First comprehensive center opened in Tri-State area to mark new era in care of DMD patients

Nearly 1,000 boys in the New York Tri-State area have been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and, until now, had to travel out of the state for comprehensive care. [More]
New study questions longstanding belief related to hemodialysis patients treated with catheters

New study questions longstanding belief related to hemodialysis patients treated with catheters

The findings of a new study call into question the longstanding belief that the higher risk of premature death seen in hemodialysis patients who are treated with catheters is due to an elevated risk of complications. [More]
Has human lifespan reached its maximum limit?

Has human lifespan reached its maximum limit?

By Sally Robertson, BSc

According to a study published in Nature, the maximum human lifespan is fixed, has already been reached and is not likely to increase as time goes on. [More]
Human life span already attained maximum limit, study finds

Human life span already attained maximum limit, study finds

A study published online today in Nature by Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists suggests that it may not be possible to extend the human life span beyond the ages already attained by the oldest people on record. [More]
Frailty screening could help improve outcomes in older surgery patients

Frailty screening could help improve outcomes in older surgery patients

Identifying frailty in older patients could increase their chances of surviving surgery, as well as improve their overall outcomes, according to a new study posted online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. [More]
New model predicts that prevalence of obesity among Australian adults may significantly increase by 2025

New model predicts that prevalence of obesity among Australian adults may significantly increase by 2025

New modelling predicts the prevalence of obesity and severe obesity among Australian adults will significantly increase by 2025, as part of a wider research project examining the most effective ways to combat obesity. [More]
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