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  • Human Lifespans Nearly Constant for 2,000 Years

    08/22/2009 1:40:22 PM PDT · by decimon · 43 replies · 2,605+ views
    Live Science ^ | Aug 21, 2009 | Benjamin Radford
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, often the harbinger of bad news about e. coli outbreaks and swine flu, recently had some good news: The life expectancy of Americans is higher than ever, at almost 78. Discussions about life expectancy often involve how it has improved over time. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy for men in 1907 was 45.6 years; by 1957 it rose to 66.4; in 2007 it reached 75.5. Unlike the most recent increase in life expectancy (which was attributable largely to a decline in half of the leading causes of death...
  • Where you live linked to life expectancy

    09/11/2006 7:46:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,049+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/06 | Lauren Neegaard - ap
    WASHINGTON - Where you live, combined with race and income, plays a huge role in the nation's health disparities, differences so stark that a report issued Monday contends it's as if there are eight separate Americas instead of one. Asian-American women living in Bergen County, N.J., lead the nation in longevity, typically reaching their 91st birthdays. Worst off are American Indian men in swaths of South Dakota, who die around age 58 — three decades sooner. Millions of the worst-off Americans have life expectancies typical of developing countries, concluded Dr. Christopher Murray of the Harvard School of Public Health. Asian-American...
  • HIV infection and risk behaviours among young gay and bisexual men in Vancouver

    02/23/2004 10:59:37 PM PST · by scripter · 2 replies · 1,188+ views
    Canadian Medical Association Journal ^ | January 11, 2000 | Steffanie A. Strathdee*, Stephen L. Martindale, Peter G.A. Cornelisse, Mary Lou Miller, Kevin J.P. C
       Abstract Top AbstractMethods Results Interpretation References   Background: Young gay and bisexual men may perceive that the consequences of HIV infection have dramatically improved with the availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy. We therefore sought to identify trends in HIV infection rates and associated risk behaviours among young gay and bisexual men in Vancouver. Methods: Prospective cohort study involving gay and bisexual men aged 18-30 years who had not previously tested HIV positive. Subjects were recruited through physicians, clinics and community outreach in Vancouver. Annually participants were tested for HIV antibodies and asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire...
  • AIDS Pandemic Reduces Life Expectancy In Africa By Twenty Years

    12/18/2003 3:54:24 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 402+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-19-2003 | Maxine Frith
    Aids pandemic reduces life expectancy in Africa by twenty years By Maxine Frith 19 December 2003 The full scale of the devastation wreaked on Africa by the Aids epidemic was revealed in the World Health Organisation's annual report yesterday. Life expectancy in some African countries has fallen by 20 years in the past decade, mainly due to the HIV/Aids crisis. Child and adult mortality rates in more than a dozen sub-Saharan countries have increased in the past 10 years, even as life expectancy in developed countries is improving. The WHO report uses a simple comparison to highlight the issue: a...
  • Modelling the impact of HIV disease on mortality in gay and bisexual men

    11/24/2003 4:55:35 PM PST · by scripter · 27 replies · 1,463+ views
    International Journal of Epidemiology ^ | 1997 | RS Hogg, SA Strathdee, KJ Craib, MV O'Shaughnessy, JS Montaner and MT Schechter
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. OBJECTIVE: To assess how HIV infection and AIDS (HIV/AIDS) impacts on mortality rates for gay and bisexual men. METHODS: Vital statistics data were obtained for a large Canadian urban centre from 1987 to 1992. Three scenarios were utilized with assumed proportions of gay and bisexual men of 3%, 6% and 9% among the male population age 20 years. For each scenario, non-HIV deaths were distributed according to the assumed proportion of the total population (3%, 6% or 9%) but 95% of HIV deaths were distributed to gay and...
  • Hubble's Life Expectancy Debated

    08/01/2003 9:12:40 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 163+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 08/01/03 | Irene Mona Klotz
    Aug. 1, 2003 — No one denies the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most productive machines ever built, returning astronomical data that routinely reshapes our knowledge of the universe. But a controversy divides scientists and managers: pull Hubble's plug as planned in 2010, freeing money for new projects, or renew funding for the aging observatory? "In and of itself, it'd be great to extend Hubble. But there are a number of other missions to consider and if they have to be cannibalized, it wouldn't be worth it," said Ohio State University astronomer Andrew Gould. Hubble's fate is being...