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Life expectancy of people with mental illness is 18 years shorter, but exercising would help

July 18, 2019

Mental health issues are real, people. Scientists estimate that life expectancy of people with mental illness is around…
New learnings on life expectancy after aortic valve replacement

July 2, 2019

Patients who have undergone surgical replacement of the heart’s aortic valve have a shorter life expectancy than the…
Indicators of Mental Illness and Despair on the Rise among Gen X-ers, Study Suggests

April 17, 2019

A new study looking at the mental health of so-called Gen X-ers (i.e., people born between 1974-1983), published…
People live longer if they have someone who cares about them

February 21, 2019

Life is short and it is even shorter if you‘re alone. It is not just some tacky popular…
Life expectancy can be predicted by looking at DNA, but environmental and social factors are probably as important as genes.
DNA can help predicting if you will live longer or shorter than an average human

January 15, 2019

Everyone wants to live a long and healthy life. It is a bit of a goal that everyone…
A daily dose of aspirin doesn’t help older people to stay healthy

October 3, 2018

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. That is how that old saying goes, but some people…
Queen Bees and the Microbial Fountain of Youth

August 2, 2018

UA students study honey bees to find out how bacteria in their guts and the foods they eat…
Drinking more than five pints a week could shorten your life, study finds

April 16, 2018

Regularly drinking more than the recommended UK guidelines for alcohol could take years off your life, according to…
Scots live longer when they leave the country

April 7, 2018

Our longevity is determined by a huge variety of factors. Our genes, environment, lifestyle choices – everything plays…
Quit smoking, lose weight and study – three key elements to living longer and healthier life

October 18, 2017

You have to keep learning new things your entire life. That is a curiosity you should develop not…
Brain Powered: Increased Physical Activity Among Breast Cancer Survivors Boosts Cognition

September 20, 2017

It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following…
Nucleolus is a life expectancy predictor

September 1, 2017

Can a cell show its biological age? And is it possible to foresee an animal’s lifespan? Scientists from…
A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to seven years

July 21, 2017

People who do not smoke, are not obese, and consume alcohol moderately can expect to live seven years…
Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life

July 12, 2017

Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who…
Smart children live longer – how did scientists figure this one out?

July 1, 2017

There is an old saying that being smart is bad for you. Smarter people are usually less social…
Life expectancy for HIV patients has increased by 10 years in U.S. and Europe

May 12, 2017

Life expectancy for 20-year-olds initiating treatment for HIV has increased by about a decade in the European Union…
Anxiety and depression shortens life of lung cancer patients

February 1, 2017

It is not always possible to remain calm and not to overthink everything. People who are diagnosed with…
Study links ‘well-being’ metric to life expectancy

November 11, 2016

Life expectancy is strongly linked to a relatively new metric that assesses physical, emotional, and social health, according…
Mammals in zoos live longer than in the wilderness

November 9, 2016

There are many movements around the world trying to free animals from the zoos. The ultimate goal is…
Nest-based ants live longer because they are fatter

March 23, 2016

Magazines are full of new innovative diet plans and advices – humans simply do not want to be…
Statistical Ideas: Celebrations, & annihilations

August 12, 2015

What are the chances that a child will predecease a parent? <4% (~1 in 50 children) 4%-8% (~1…
Combination of diabetes and heart disease substantially reduces life expectancy

July 8, 2015

Life expectancy for people with a history of both cardiovascular disease and diabetes is substantially lower than for…
New Study Bears on the Mortality Gap Phenomenon

July 7, 2015

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women live significantly longer than men, regardless of geographic location. This…
Global Life Expectancy Up by 6 Years since 1990, Study Shows

December 19, 2014

It has been known for some time that advances in the treatment and prevention of cancer, tuberculosis, HIV,…
Sense of taste: fruit fly has opened new era of taste behaviour

May 23, 2014

Good taste of food is considered a pleasurable experience – one that we like to repeat several times…
Dopamine Turns Worker Ants into Warrior Queens

May 19, 2014

The ritualized fighting behavior of one ant species is linked to increases in dopamine levels that trigger dramatic…
5-year study to explore aging, longevity

April 30, 2014

University of Rochester Professor of Biology Vera Gorbunova, whose innovative research on DNA repair and the aging process…
LGB Individuals Living in Anti-Gay Communities Die Early

February 26, 2014

Shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average in communities with high vs. low stigma In the first…
Biological age of blood may encourage a change of lifestyle, scientists say

February 10, 2014

Chronological age is rarely in tune with the biological clock of the human body. Yet, biological age of…
Calorie restriction increases longevity – or does it?

August 6, 2013

Here’s an interesting stat to bring up at the dinner table: for each human cell in your body,…
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