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Diabetes drug may even benefit non-diabetics

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 15:33

A study involving over 180,000 people has shown that patients treated with the widely prescribed diabetic drug metformin can live longer than non-diabetics.

Mental illnesses can reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 12:25

An analysis by Oxford University psychiatrists has shown that serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10-20 years - a loss of years that`s equivalent to or worse than that for heavy smoking.

Y chromosome`s loss linked to shorter life expectancy and higher cancer risk for men

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 09:57

Researchers have shown a correlation between a loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells and both a shorter life span and higher mortality from cancer in other organs.

Chinese women`s life expectancy rises

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 14:19

The life expectancy of Chinese women has increased from 73.33 years in 2000 to 77.37 years in 2013, indicating considerable improvement in their health, according to the country`s health authorities.

Overweight teens don`t reap benefits of longevity gains as slim counterparts

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11:45

A new study has found that people who were overweight as teenagers are not experiencing the same gains of today`s increased life expectancy rate like their slim counterparts.

Lower life expectancy for obese teenagers: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:53

Those who were overweight or obese as teenagers are likely to die early as life expectancy gains over the last 50 years have not been to their benefit, a research reveals.

Eliminating maternal mortality could improve women`s life expectancy in developing countries

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 19:52

Eliminating maternal mortality, which is defined as the deaths related to pregnancy, would result in a gain of over a half year in life expectancy worldwide, according to a new study.

MS patients experience decrease in life expectancy: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 14:24

A large scale study in the US on the mortality of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has provided us with new info about the life expectancy of people with the disease.

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