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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.
Professor opens new University of Leicester British Heart Foundation CRC on 11 June 2014

Professor opens new University of Leicester British Heart Foundation CRC on 11 June 2014

The new University of Leicester British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Research Centre (CRC) will be officially opened on Wednesday 11 June 2014 by Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess. [More]
Studies confirm importance of men seeing physician on regular basis

Studies confirm importance of men seeing physician on regular basis

For many men being a father is about staying strong as they protect and care for their family. Some men see going to the doctor as a weakness or nuisance, but protecting your health is one of the best things a father can do for his family. [More]
New market research report on advanced remote patient monitoring systems

New market research report on advanced remote patient monitoring systems

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Advanced Remote Patient Monitoring Systems [More]
GE Healthcare to supply technetium-99m generators following FDA approval

GE Healthcare to supply technetium-99m generators following FDA approval

Effective from June 1st 2014 and following approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), GE Healthcare today announced the intent to supply generators for the production of sodium pertechnetate; technetium (Tc99m) injection to its radiopharmacies in the US. [More]
Researchers find link between aging and chemicals in environment

Researchers find link between aging and chemicals in environment

Why are some 75-year-olds downright spry while others can barely get around? Part of the explanation, say researchers writing in the Cell Press journal Trends in Molecular Medicine on May 28, is differences from one person to the next in exposure to harmful substances in the environment, chemicals such as benzene, cigarette smoke, and even stress. [More]
Study: Providing better access to health care may lead to overuse of mammograms for women

Study: Providing better access to health care may lead to overuse of mammograms for women

Researchers have concluded that providing better access to health care may lead to the overuse of mammograms for women who regularly see a primary care physician and who have a limited life expectancy. [More]
Concise analysis of consumer health market in the UK

Concise analysis of consumer health market in the UK

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Consumer Health in the United Kingdom [More]
Research to better understand cell defect that contributes to cancer

Research to better understand cell defect that contributes to cancer

A research team from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has received funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council for research to better understand a cell defect that contributes to diseases such as cancer. [More]
Finnish study: Size of aneurysm does not impact risk of brain aneurysms rupture

Finnish study: Size of aneurysm does not impact risk of brain aneurysms rupture

Approximately one third of all brain aneurysms rupture during a patient's lifetime, resulting in a brain haemorrhage. A recent Finnish study demonstrates that, unlike what was previously assumed, the size of the aneurysm does not significantly impact the risk of rupture. [More]
Researchers look at risky alcohol use in male-dominated industries

Researchers look at risky alcohol use in male-dominated industries

The workplace can provide an ideal environment to implement support, well-being, and testing interventions aimed at reducing risky alcohol use among men. [More]
USPTO grants two additional patents to SeroVital-hgh formula

USPTO grants two additional patents to SeroVital-hgh formula

SeroVital®-hgh, the "Fountain of Youth" Formula everyone's talking about, has been making headlines ever since a group of some of the most renowned researchers in the world revealed that this oral compound is actually capable of increasing mean, endogenous, serum (blood) human growth hormone (hGH) levels by 682%. Experts everywhere — from dermatologists and obesity researchers to women's healthcare providers and even the famed Dr. Oz himself — began paying attention to this groundbreaking formula. [More]
Longer looks: AIDS epidemic in the U.S.; how public health and the recession connect

Longer looks: AIDS epidemic in the U.S.; how public health and the recession connect

I pull out my phone and check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, which tells me that, in the United States, 636,000 people have died since the epidemic began. That's 23 times higher than Germany, for a country with four times the population. This makes no sense. Germany has big cities, it has gay men and sex workers and drug users, it has all the same temptations for them to be uncareful that the United States does. How could so many fewer people have died? (Michael Hobbes, 5/12). [More]
WHO's annual statistics report shows global life expectancy continues to increase

WHO's annual statistics report shows global life expectancy continues to increase

People everywhere are living longer, according to the "World Health Statistics 2014" published today by WHO. Based on global averages, a girl who was born in 2012 can expect to live to around 73 years, and a boy to the age of 68. [More]
Treating older men with early-stage prostate cancer does not help live longer

Treating older men with early-stage prostate cancer does not help live longer

Treating older men with early-stage prostate cancer who also have other serious underlying health problems with aggressive therapies such as surgery or radiation therapy does not help them live longer and, in fact, can be detrimental, according to a study by UCLA researchers. [More]
CT-guided IRE therapy offers safe, feasible primary local treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer

CT-guided IRE therapy offers safe, feasible primary local treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer

A small group of patients with locally advanced unresectable pancreatic carcinoma suffered no major ill effects-pancreatitis or fistula formation-after undergoing percutaneous CT-guided irreversible electroporation (IRE)-a nonthermal ablation technology that is safe near vascular and ductal structures-as a therapy. [More]
WHI: Combined hormone therapy clinical trial yields massive economic return

WHI: Combined hormone therapy clinical trial yields massive economic return

Economic findings were released today on the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), estrogen plus progestin (E+P) trial. [More]
Commonly used drug restores blood flow to oxygen-starved muscles of boys with muscular dystrophy

Commonly used drug restores blood flow to oxygen-starved muscles of boys with muscular dystrophy

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have found that a commonly prescribed drug restores blood flow to oxygen-starved muscles of boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle-wasting disease that rarely is seen in girls but affects one in 3,500 male babies, profoundly shortening life expectancy. It is the most common fatal disease that affects children. [More]

GIRAFF+: A robot carer in home

Our life expectancy lengthens and members of the 'silver generation' make up an ever-larger proportion of the population. Can technologies help us in caring for ourselves, our older relatives and friends? Could we learn to live together with robots while being watched over by sensors? The people behind one EU research project certainly think so. [More]
Phosphate rich foods lead to high blood pressure, heart disease

Phosphate rich foods lead to high blood pressure, heart disease

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Life expectancy after diabetic complications gauged

Life expectancy after diabetic complications gauged

Researchers have generated an equation to estimate the probable life expectancies of patients with diabetes who experience a major complication. [More]