Tag: "expectancy" at medical news
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...a policy that reflects the realityof changing life expectancy
and health status, Manton said. The average life expectancy
in the United States today is about 75.5 years-- slightly over 73 for men and about 79 for women. Th...
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
... symptoms first appearlater in childhood, but life expectancy
extends only into the second orthird decade in such cases. Adults can be affected by a milder form of thedisease but are still incapacitated due to respiratory insufficiency. Initially, the therapy developed at Duke will be tested in infants withthe...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
...emic of cardiovascular disease is the surge inlife expectancy
due to declines in infectious and nutritional defi...developing countries. In India, for example, life expectancy
rose from 41.2years in 1951 to 61.4 years by 1996. Ironically, these extra years provide alonger ti...
National Health Study Launched On The Internet
...aditional andalternative) that could increase life expectancy
and reduce chronic diseases. Williams says the study is based on the premise that everyone is engaged in apersonal experiment in which their choice of foods, vitamins, medical treatment,and lifestyle affects their health. The accumulation of all thes...
Does Europe Need The WHO?
...do to help countries address discrepancies in life expectancy
between the regions (a 15 year old Icelandic boy can expect to live another 63 years whereas his Russian counterpart is only likely to have another 44 years). The WHO can also become a source of tried and tested knowledge for countries as they refor...
Setbacks To Health Progress In Central America
...vated vaccination rates, and notable gains in life expectancy
runthe risk of a great setback," said Dr. Mirta Roses, PAHO's Assistant Director. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has been working intensively withCentral America since long before health became a bridge for peace in theconflict-ridden 1...
Older Women's Health Focus Of Bay Area Summit
... and women are living longer today, a woman's life expectancy
isseven years longer than a man's. A woman born today can expect to live to age79, a 30-year increase since 1900; however, these bonus years are notnecessarily better years. MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, THIS SUMMIT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: PLACE: ...
Research Shows Religion Plays A Major Role In Health, Longevity
... seven more years than those who neverattend. Life expectancy
beyond age 20 averages another 55.3 years, to age 75, for thosewho never attend church compared to another 62.9 years, age 83, for those who gomore than once a week. The research showed that people who never attended services had an 87 percenthigher ...
Progress In Cancer-Vaccine Studies: Simpler, Safer Approach Producing Encouraging Results
...by the vaccine -- continue to grow. Despite a life expectancy
of three-to-nine months when enrolled, patients with acomplete or partial response are alive more than 15 months later. "Although only small numbers of patients have been treated so far, theseoutcomes should increase enthusiasm for further developmen...
ILEX Oncology & LeukoSite report results from pivotal Phase II CAMPATH (R) trial; Results suggest new hope for refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
...nt regimens). For these patients, the median life expectancy
is usuallysix to nine months. In the trial, patients participating at the 20 clinical sites in the UnitedStates and Europe received 30 mg of CAMPATH on an outpatient basis, as an intravenousinfusion, three times a week, for four to 12 weeks. The dos...
PSA testing alone cannot fully explain drop in deaths from prostate cancer
...r being detected by the test; the increase in life expectancy
asa result of the test; and the diagnostic "lead t..., Etzioni says. "Even if PSA testing improves life expectancy
in a clinically meaningful way, weconclude that it is unlikely that the declines in mortality observ...
Researchers discover potential new approach to treating cystic fibrosis
...gCaucasians in the United States. The median life expectancy
of patients withcystic fibrosis is 32 years. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective gene thataffects multiple aspects of cellular function. The most debilitatingconsequence of the disease occurs in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients,where abno...
Americans expect to live a year longer than statistics suggest
...er than statisticsof life expectancy
suggest they will, a new study finds. ... respondents' answers to life expectancy
figurespublished by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in 1995. ...
Elderly population may drain resources from paediatrics
...This trend, together with the increase in the life expectancy
of parents predicts a generation of elderly carers trying to look after profoundly disabled offspring. Hall concludes that healthcare commissioners must not become complacent about paediatric care just because demographic changes demand that we inves...
Kidney transplant proposal reduces wait from 24 to 14 months, improves equity for blacks & women
...from 45% to 61% and increase quality-adjusted life expectancy
from 32.7 months to 33.9 months. "We developed a mathematical model that describes the dynamics of the patient group with renal disease and superimposes a system that maximizes length and quality of life," explains Prof. Lawrence M. Wein of MIT, a co...
O.R. model could reduce high death rate among kidney dialysis patients by up to 20%
...ver the dialysis dose that maximizes patient life expectancy
without restriction on allocation of dose, time, a...licies achieve an average increase in overall life expectancy
of 4.5% relative to a medium capacity center and 20.6% relative to a low capacity center. The resear...
New study of first successful targeted therapy for breast cancer launched; Thousands of volunteers sought
...R-2/neu gene. This is significant because the life expectancy
of patients who have the genetic alteration can be as low as half the life expectancy
of patients who don't have it," said Slamon, who also is director of Clinical/Translational Research...
Patent rights stimulate R&D, but fall short in helping poor countries obtain lifesaving drugs
...es are wide, according to the report. Average life expectancy
at birth in the poorest countries is half that of ... toll in sub-Saharan Africa, reducing average life expectancy
by over 10 years in some countries. Multi-drug resistance is increasing in many parts of the develop...
Stanford study investigates treatment cost effectiveness after heart attack
...less than $75,000 for each additional year of life expectancy
- a number the team and others often use as a measure of cost-effectiveness - ICDs would need to reduce the number of deaths from ventricular arrhythmias by half and amiodarone would need to reduce the number of deaths by 7 percent. In reviewing ...
UF study: Grandparents celebrated instead of reviled in children's lit
...live to be grandparents. In 1900, the average life expectancy
was about 49 years; today, the largest growing segment of the older adult population is people 85 and older, he said. As people live longer, the prospect of shared intergenerational relationships over longer periods of time is greater than any other...
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