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Lifestyle Habits and Microlives

While longevity is often measured by the number of years one is able to live, Professor David Spiegelhalter, a statistician at the University of Cambridge, suggests expressing the concept of ageing in terms of “microlives” or half hours of life expectancy. In a study published on the British Medical Journal, Spiegelhalter examined the effects of people’s lifestyle habits using the concept of microlife, which is equivalent to about one millionth of one’s life after the age of 35. Bad habits like smoking two cigarettes can cost one to lose a microlife, while eating fruits and vegetables can add microlives to […]

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Americans Live Longer, but not Healthier Lives

The life expectancy of American has gone up from 76.8 years in 2000 to 78.5 years in 2009, according to the United Health Foundation report, “America’s Health Rankings,” which provides an evaluation of the nation’s health condition. However, Reed Tuckson, MD, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs of UnitedHealth Group, reports that people are living sicker from chronic disease and preventable diseases. The pooled data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Medical Association, Census Bureau, and the Dartmouth Atlas Project shows that while deaths from cardiovascular disease and cancer have been decreasing due to […]

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