life expectancy

Fewer babies dying worldwide

In a bit of welcome news on infant mortality rates worldwide, researchers at University of Washington are reporting a lower death rate for children under five than previous UNICEF estimates had calculated.

According to a new assessment of data, including birth and death records, as well as census and survey results, the authors found …

U.S. Life Expectancy: Impact of Smoking and Obesity

If current obesity trends continue, life expectancy gains due to decreases in smoking could potentially be canceled out in the future, according to research published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. By analyzing data from several national health surveys including tens of thousands of respondents, researchers Susan …

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