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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.
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]
UCLA research shows epigenetic clock predicts lifespan

UCLA research shows epigenetic clock predicts lifespan

Why do some people lead a perfectly healthy lifestyle yet still die young? A new international study suggests that the answer lies in our DNA. [More]
Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Three-year-old Naomi slaps her forehead a few times, bites her fingers and toddles across the doctor's office in her white and pink pajamas before turning her head into a door with a dull thud. [More]
New survey shows majority of patients happy with how physicians manage discussion on IPF diagnosis

New survey shows majority of patients happy with how physicians manage discussion on IPF diagnosis

A diagnosis of IPF is news that few patients want to hear from their physician, but the reality is that approximately 3 million people worldwide are living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). [More]
British Lung Foundation announces funding for IPF research

British Lung Foundation announces funding for IPF research

Britons are officially three times more likely to die of the incurable lung condition idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), than in a road accident. Despite this, the disease is so unheard of and underfunded in research doctors still don’t know what causes it. [More]
Higher proportion of CKD patients receive renal replacement therapy in the U.S. than other countries

Higher proportion of CKD patients receive renal replacement therapy in the U.S. than other countries

A new study indicates that a much higher proportion of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD)—even those ≥85 years of age—receive renal replacement therapy (RRT) such as maintenance dialysis or kidney transplantation in the United States than in other developed countries. [More]
DNA damage caused by smoking may last a lifetime

DNA damage caused by smoking may last a lifetime

Results of a study published this week show that the effects of smoking on DNA are wide-reaching and some persist long after a person has stopped smoking. The information gained may help improve our understanding of smoking-related diseases. [More]
Novel immunotherapy shows promise against AML in clinical trial

Novel immunotherapy shows promise against AML in clinical trial

A new type of immunotherapy shows promise against cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that recur after treatment or that never respond to therapy in the first place. [More]
Study reveals 4% of deaths worldwide may be caused by long periods of sitting time

Study reveals 4% of deaths worldwide may be caused by long periods of sitting time

The next time you wrap up your work day and realise you've been sitting in front of the computer for almost eight straight hours, maybe you won't feel so proud of yourself. [More]
Sarepta Therapeutics wins accelerated approval from FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug

Sarepta Therapeutics wins accelerated approval from FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) injection, the first drug approved to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). [More]
Bloomberg Philanthropies to donate $300 million to create Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies to donate $300 million to create Bloomberg American Health Initiative

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health today announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies, founded by businessman, philanthropist, World Health Organization Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases, and three-term mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg, will give $300 million to create the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. [More]
Research offers new insights into underlying mechanisms of deadly cystic fibrosis

Research offers new insights into underlying mechanisms of deadly cystic fibrosis

A minor hiccup in the sequence of a human gene can have devastating impacts on health. Such flaws cause cystic fibrosis (CF), a disease affecting the lungs and other vital organs, often leading to death by the age of 30. [More]
New immunotherapy treatment may offer hope for many pancreatic cancer patients

New immunotherapy treatment may offer hope for many pancreatic cancer patients

A new immunotherapy treatment has shown dramatic results in treating advanced pancreatic cancer, a deadly cancer that has seen little progress in treatment over the last 20 years. [More]
Whole brain radiotherapy offers no quality-of-life benefit in lung cancer patients with brain metastases

Whole brain radiotherapy offers no quality-of-life benefit in lung cancer patients with brain metastases

People with the most common type of lung cancer whose disease has spread to the brain could be spared potentially harmful whole brain radiotherapy, according to new research published in The Lancet. [More]
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