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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.
Origins of skin cancer melanoma

Origins of skin cancer melanoma

New study details trends in diagnosis, treatment of brain tumours

New study details trends in diagnosis, treatment of brain tumours

Phenoxodiol gets fast track status for its intended use in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer

Phenoxodiol gets fast track status for its intended use in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer

Whole-body computed tomography (CT) is not a cost-effective screening method

Whole-body computed tomography (CT) is not a cost-effective screening method

Avastin available across Europe within the next few weeks

Avastin available across Europe within the next few weeks

£2.5 million to support further research into gene therapy for cystic fibrosis

£2.5 million to support further research into gene therapy for cystic fibrosis

Tasty polymeal cuts heart disease by 76 per cent

Tasty polymeal cuts heart disease by 76 per cent

Macugen approved for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Macugen approved for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Democracy is good for your health

Democracy is good for your health

Wine, fish, dark chocolate, fruits and vegetables cut the risk of heart disease

Wine, fish, dark chocolate, fruits and vegetables cut the risk of heart disease

More people live to be 100 in Switzerland than anywhere else in Europe

More people live to be 100 in Switzerland than anywhere else in Europe

New advances in sickle cell disease

New advances in sickle cell disease

Next-generation therapeutics with the potential to successfully treat Lou Gehrig's disease

Next-generation therapeutics with the potential to successfully treat Lou Gehrig's disease

Life expectancy at 65 is now 81.6 years for men and 84.5 for women

Life expectancy at 65 is now 81.6 years for men and 84.5 for women

Research shows how diet can improve health in the elderly

Research shows how diet can improve health in the elderly

New possibilities for the use of VEGF in the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

New possibilities for the use of VEGF in the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Women now making up nearly half of the 37.2 million adults (aged 15-49) living with HIV worldwide

Women now making up nearly half of the 37.2 million adults (aged 15-49) living with HIV worldwide

36% of cancer patients ages 65 and older participate in clinical trials

36% of cancer patients ages 65 and older participate in clinical trials

Although age isn’t considered when matching kidney donors with their recipients, it should be

Although age isn’t considered when matching kidney donors with their recipients, it should be

Alimta approved as first treatment for Mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by asbestos

Alimta approved as first treatment for Mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by asbestos

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