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Americans' health deteriorating under Obamacare as life expectancies plunge

11/2/2016 - For many years, the assumption has been that the United States leads the world as an advanced civilization, dominating in categories like education, quality of life, and life expectancy. But a new study released this year by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) paints a much different picture, suggesting...

Stunned scientists finally admit Japan's high life expectancy linked to diet, not genes

5/31/2016 - To live a long, disease-free life is a dream we all have. While life expectancy has been slowly on the rise in developed countries, being free of diseases and disability, unfortunately, doesn't follow the same trend. However, a new study, published in the British Medical Journal, may have found the...

US life expectancy continues to plummet, but not because of inadequate health care

12/12/2010 - A new report published in the journal Health Affairs says the U.S. has dropped to 49th place in overall life expectancy among the nations of the world. The report blames the nation's failing health care system and lack of universal health coverage as the culprit. But the true causes of America's poor...

US life expectancy falls as failure of conventional medicine becomes obvious

12/10/2010 - U.S. life expectancy has dropped yet again, according to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. While overall life expectancy slipped from 77.9 years to 77.8 years, the report uncovered a surge of deaths from chronic lower respiratory...

Small Amount of Wine Daily Boosts Life Expectancy

5/6/2009 - Drinking alcohol in excess is associated with a host of health problems, including an increased risk of certain cancers, liver disorders and even brain damage. But new research just published in the online version of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, concludes up to just half a glass...

Cleaner Air has Improved Life Expectancy across United States

2/19/2009 - Oxygen is the single most important nutrient for our survival and wellbeing. While a healthy human being can go for weeks or even months without food, or last several days without water, cut off his or her air supply, and the person is unlikely to make it past a few minutes, if not seconds. It is then...

Life Expectancy Drops For Many Americans as Health Care Failures Mount

9/9/2008 - The most recent numbers on life expectancy around the world show that life expectancy numbers in the United States are worsening, both in absolute and relative terms - a trend that has been blamed on the large proportion of the population with inadequate health insurance. "There should no longer...

Study Shows Life Expectancy Rates Are Falling in Poor U.S. Counties

6/11/2008 - Many areas of the United States now enjoy an all-time, unprecedented high for life expectancy. Unfortunately, many poor counties, especially among the female population, are now beginning to see a decline in life expectancy. Smoking, obesity and high blood pressure are reducing the life expectancy...

Mediterranean Diet Boosts Life Expectancy of Alzheimer's Patients

1/22/2008 - Alzheimer's patients who eat a Mediterranean diet have a higher survival rate than patients who eat a more traditional Western diet, according to new research published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by large quantities of vegetables,...

Life expectancy of many Americans the same as citizens of third-world countries

9/12/2006 - A new report by Harvard researchers published in the journal Public Library of Science Medicine has found that the gap between the life spans of the healthiest and unhealthiest Americans has grown over the past 30 years, despite decades of effort to reduce the difference. Researchers at the Harvard...

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