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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.
Study evaluates prescribing of preventive drugs at the end of life in older adults with cancer

Study evaluates prescribing of preventive drugs at the end of life in older adults with cancer

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

New Australian drug trial achieves remarkable results in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

New Australian drug trial achieves remarkable results in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Experts release new action steps to provide best care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Experts release new action steps to provide best care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Air pollution is a bigger killer than previously estimated

Air pollution is a bigger killer than previously estimated

Researchers identify potential therapeutic target for blocking early atherosclerosis in progeria

Researchers identify potential therapeutic target for blocking early atherosclerosis in progeria

Study finds higher risk of head injuries in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

Study finds higher risk of head injuries in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

Population aging study reveals wide variations in how well or poorly people age

Population aging study reveals wide variations in how well or poorly people age

California looks to lead nation in unraveling childhood trauma

California looks to lead nation in unraveling childhood trauma

Genetic manipulation can double life expectancy and increase health of offspring

Genetic manipulation can double life expectancy and increase health of offspring

Patients experiment with prescription drugs to fight aging

Patients experiment with prescription drugs to fight aging

Better prediction of osteoporotic hip fractures using 3D simulation of bone densitometry

Better prediction of osteoporotic hip fractures using 3D simulation of bone densitometry

Researchers are developing and testing novel gene therapy to cure Crigler-Najjar syndrome

Researchers are developing and testing novel gene therapy to cure Crigler-Najjar syndrome

Study: Fewer American hospital programs address opioid abuse

Study: Fewer American hospital programs address opioid abuse

First motor-controlled heart valves implanted by Mainz University Medical Center

First motor-controlled heart valves implanted by Mainz University Medical Center

The United States records highest drug overdose death rates

The United States records highest drug overdose death rates

Greater primary care physician supply associated with longer life spans

Greater primary care physician supply associated with longer life spans

Study examines link between supply of primary care physicians and life expectancy

Study examines link between supply of primary care physicians and life expectancy

New study reveals high success rate for hip and knee replacements

New study reveals high success rate for hip and knee replacements

Mount Sinai awarded $12.5 million NIH grant for research program in aging biology

Mount Sinai awarded $12.5 million NIH grant for research program in aging biology