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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.
Preventing blindness through portable eye examinations: an interview with Dr Mario Ettore Giardini

Preventing blindness through portable eye examinations: an interview with Dr Mario Ettore Giardini

The number of blind people is high. In 2010, the World Health Organisation estimated that, throughout the world, approximately 39 million people are blind. [More]
New article explores effect of frailty on natural history of diabetes

New article explores effect of frailty on natural history of diabetes

Future Science Group today announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA, reporting data that explore the effect of frailty on the natural history of diabetes and the implications it will have for therapeutic plans in older people. [More]
Adults living with congenital heart disease may have higher risk of PTSD

Adults living with congenital heart disease may have higher risk of PTSD

Adults living with congenital heart disease (CHD) may have a significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than people in the general population. [More]
Fertility problems put men at increased risk of metabolic diseases

Fertility problems put men at increased risk of metabolic diseases

Men with fertility problems are at risk of metabolic diseases as they age, according to work being presented at the European Association of Urology conference in Munich [More]
Research focuses on aging, health among Hispanic women population

Research focuses on aging, health among Hispanic women population

Hispanic women who identify as Black or another race have worse functional health than their counterparts who identify as White, according to new research. Out today, this research is part of a new special issue of Research on Aging (ROA, a journal from SAGE Publishing) focused on aging and health among Hispanic populations in the United States and in Latin America. [More]
Therapy change significantly improves treatment outcomes for renal cell carcinoma patients

Therapy change significantly improves treatment outcomes for renal cell carcinoma patients

A research team of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna and AKH Vienna was able to demonstrate that a therapy change in the area of metastasising renal cell carcinoma significantly increases the life average expectancy and clearly improves the compatibility of the therapy. [More]
Arteriovenous malformations left untreated in children and young adults

Arteriovenous malformations left untreated in children and young adults

Arteriovenous malformations, the most common cause of strokes in children and young adults, are sometimes left untreated, but a sweeping new study strongly suggests that is generally a mistake. [More]
Are we ageing healthily? An interview with Professor Carol Jagger

Are we ageing healthily? An interview with Professor Carol Jagger

This is the million dollar question but it is hard to give a definite answer. Most data on trends in life and healthy life expectancy use surveys that do not include people in care homes which can skew results at older ages. [More]
Queen's University leads world's first trial of new combination treatment for advanced prostate cancer

Queen's University leads world's first trial of new combination treatment for advanced prostate cancer

Queen's University Belfast, in partnership with the Belfast Trust, is leading the world's first ever trial of a new combination of cancer therapies for patients with advanced prostate cancer, with the hope of prolonging their lives. [More]
Researchers take major step towards developing a cystic fibrosis drug

Researchers take major step towards developing a cystic fibrosis drug

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and McGill University in Montreal (Canada) have taken an important step towards developing a drug against cystic fibrosis. [More]
Active surveillance recommended for low-risk prostate cancer

Active surveillance recommended for low-risk prostate cancer

For most men with low-risk prostate cancer, the recommended strategy is active surveillance with regular testing to check for cancer growth rather than immediate treatment, according to guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. [More]
Post-operative colonoscopy can improve overall survival in colorectal cancer patients

Post-operative colonoscopy can improve overall survival in colorectal cancer patients

It is critically important that colorectal cancer patients undergo colonoscopy after surgery to ensure that they do not have a second colon cancer, and to find and remove any additional polyps. [More]
Nine researchers win EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards

Nine researchers win EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards

Nine researchers, working on innovative projects that promise to improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment, across a wide spread of issues, were today announced as the first recipients of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC) Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards. [More]
Dementia decline heralds hope of reduced burden

Dementia decline heralds hope of reduced burden

Analysis of participants in the Framingham Heart Study has shown a decline in dementia over a period of 3 decades. [More]
Insulin remains expensive and beyond the reach of many diabetics worldwide

Insulin remains expensive and beyond the reach of many diabetics worldwide

More than 90 years after it was first discovered, and despite being listed as an essential medicine by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2007, the lifesaving diabetes drug, insulin, remains very expensive and beyond the reach of many people with type 1 and 2 diabetes who need it globally, say leading experts writing in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal. [More]
Increased breastfeeding could save over 800000 children’s lives annually

Increased breastfeeding could save over 800000 children’s lives annually

Just 1 in 5 children in high-income countries are breastfed to 12 months, whilst only 1 in 3 children in low and middle-income countries are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months. [More]

New robotic arm could support daily activities of patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers from the University of Twente's MIRA research centre, together with the VUmc, TU Delft and the Radboud umc, have developed the A-Gear: a robotic arm that can support the daily activities of people suffering the muscular disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. [More]
Immunotherapy could be the future of cancer treatments

Immunotherapy could be the future of cancer treatments

For decades most cancers have been treated with the standard of care treatments which typically include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Now there is talk that immunotherapy represents "the future of cancer treatments." [More]
Johnson & Johnson joins industry-wide call to address growing problem of antimicrobial resistance

Johnson & Johnson joins industry-wide call to address growing problem of antimicrobial resistance

Johnson & Johnson today announced it has joined more than 80 companies and organizations in signing the Declaration on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), an industry-wide call to action announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. [More]
Salk Institute scientists find new target for glioblastoma multiforme treatment

Salk Institute scientists find new target for glioblastoma multiforme treatment

Glioblastoma multiforme is a particularly deadly cancer. A person diagnosed with this type of brain tumor typically survives 15 months, if given the best care. The late Senator Ted Kennedy succumbed to this disease in just over a year. [More]
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