Related topics: life expectancy

Air pollution is shaving years from people's lives, study finds

WASHINGTON—People could add years to their lives in smog-plagued parts of the world if authorities could reduce particulate pollution—soot from cars and industry—to levels recommended by the World Health Organization, ...

Preparing for the 'Silver Tsunami'

Skyrocketing drug prices and the looming insolvency of Social Security and Medicare are just two of many pressing issues caused by America's surging baby-boom population, often referred to as the "Silver Tsunami."

Nanoparticles as a possible solution to antibiotic resistance

Around one in 3,300 children in Germany is born with mucoviscidosis. A characteristic of this illness is that one channel albumen on the cell surface is disturbed by mutations. Thus, the amount of water of different secretions ...

Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans

A 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in Uganda's Kibale National Park has revealed that, under the right ecological conditions, our close primate relatives can lead surprisingly long lives in the wild.

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