Posted 8:29 PM 3/7/2013
March 7, 2013 -- A 15-year analysis of death trends in the U.S. surprised health researchers by revealing a widespread increase in premature deaths among women, especially in the Western and Southern regions of the nation.
"We ... were actually shocked to see that female [death] rates were worsening in more than 42 percent of counties," says researcher David Kindig, MD, PhD, professor emeritus of population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin (More)
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Posted 7:24 PM 2/5/2013
Posted 5:12 PM 2/5/2013
Feb. 5, 2012 -- Today's baby boomers may live longer than their parents, but they are less healthy overall, a new study finds.
"U.S. baby boomers have higher rates of chronic disease, more disability, and lower self-rated health than members of the previous generation at the same age," write the authors of the study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Posted 4:13 PM 2/5/2013
Feb. 5, 2013 -- Healthy young men who watch TV for more than 20 hours a week have almost half the sperm count of men who watch very little television. But men who do 15 or more hours of moderate to vigorous exercise every week have sperm counts that are 73% higher than those who exercise for less than five hours a week, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Posted 7:03 PM 11/20/2012
Nov. 20, 2012 -- The old saying "You're only as old as you feel" has new life, backed up by a new study.
Researchers found older people with positive views on aging were 44% more likely to recover fully after severe disability than those with negative views on aging.
People with positive attitudes about aging also had a slower decline in their ability to do daily tasks such as dressing and bathing.