life expectancy

Frequent blood donors live longer

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new study shows that people, who donate a lot of blood, suffer no serious ill effects and may even live longer than less frequent donors. Possible 'healthy donor' bias?

Life expectancy climbs worldwide but people spend more years living with illness and disability

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990

Global life expectancy has increased by 6 years since 1990

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Between 1990 and 2013, global life expectancy increased by nearly 5.8 years in men and 6.6 years in women.

Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2014
by Alex Muller

Serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, an analysis by Oxford University psychiatrists has shown.

Complex interactions may matter most for longevity, not single factors

Posted in Medicine on 17th May, 2014
by Alex Muller

Complex interactions among diet, mitochondrial DNA, and nuclear DNA appear to influence lifespan at least as much as single factors alone.