March 16, 1989 |
Black babies in the United States continue to die in greater numbers than white babies, while those who live still have a shorter life expectancy than their white counterparts, according to a study released Wednesday by the health and human services department. "This report shows, as have others for as long as they have been issued, that there is a disparity between the health of our white and black populations," said Louis W. Sullivan, health secretary.
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February 23, 1999 |
Rafi's Cuban Cafe sits two cities away from the strip mall in Westminster that's been besieged by Vietnamese protesters. It may as well be a world away, it's so peaceful and friendly here in Old Town Tustin. Yet the turmoil and fervor of the anti-communist demonstration has hit home with owner Rafael "Rafi" Sanchez.
July 16, 1991 |
It's hurricane season in the Atlantic, and for about 40 million residents of the U.S. East and Gulf coasts, a warning to leave home and run for the hills will come from here. But this year, forecasters worry whether they will be able to do the job adequately. "We're faced with catastrophic equipment failure, and no backup," said National Hurricane Center director Robert C. Sheets. The equipment Sheets is worried about is GOES-7, the only U.S.
November 5, 2013 |
Clinical depression is now the second-leading cause of global disability, according to new research, with the highest rates of incidence affecting working-age adults and women more than men. In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine, researchers found that depressive disorders were second only to lower respiratory infections when it came to inflicting the most years of disability on people throughout the world. Rates of depression were highest in Afghanistan and lowest in Japan, while the condition ranked as the top cause of disability in Central America and Central and Southeast Asia.
December 3, 2009 |
Americans have increased their life expectancy by cutting back on cigarettes, but the pounds they're packing on mean that, ultimately, they could lose ground. A New England Journal of Medicine study published Wednesday looked at previous national health surveys to forecast life expectancy and quality of life for a typical 18-year-old from 2005 through 2020. Declines in smoking over the last 15 years would give that 18-year-old an increased life expectancy of 0.31 years. However, growing body mass index rates would also mean that that teen would have a reduced life expectancy of 1.02 years, giving a net life expectancy reduction of 0.71 years.
June 15, 2000 |
People in the major industrialized countries will be living longer by the middle of the 21st century than official estimates had predicted, researchers said Wednesday. The new calculation, by Shripad Tuljapurkar and other scientists at Mountain View Research in Los Altos, Calif., is based on new demographic models of five decades of mortality in the Group of Seven most industrialized countries. The calculations show, for example, that Japanese life expectancy will increase by eight years to 90.
January 22, 2009 |
For those wondering just how much effect cleaning up the air can have, researchers now have a much fuller picture. Reductions in particulate air pollution during the 1980s and 1990s led to an average five-month increase in life expectancy in 51 U.S. metropolitan areas, with some of the initially more polluted cities such as Buffalo, N.Y., and Pittsburgh showing a 10-month increase, researchers said Wednesday.
July 13, 2008 |
How long will your roof last? When will your kitchen appliances need to be replaced? Will your furnace make it through another heating season? Knowing the life expectancy of your home's building components can help you determine how to deal with the inevitable. The National Assn. of Home Builders together with Bank of America Home Equity recently released a study that outlines the longevity of housing components.
April 9, 1991 |
Americans generally are living longer than ever, but the life expectancy of blacks is continuing to shorten alarmingly, the Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday. In its annual compilation of statistics on the population's well-being, the department said that life expectancy in the nation as a whole rose to a record 75.2 years in 1990. For blacks, it said, life expectancy fell to 69.2 years, although no figures for previous years were provided.
February 21, 2013 |
An intensive campaign to combat HIV/AIDS with costly antiretroviral drugs in rural South Africa has increased life expectancy by more than 11 years and significantly reduced the risk of infection for healthy individuals, according to new research. The two studies, published Thursday in the journal Science, come as wealthy Western nations are debating how best to stretch limited AIDS funding at a time of economic stress. With an annual price tag of $500 to $900 per patient, antiretroviral therapy programs have stirred frequent debate.