Navigation Links
Half of U.S. Babies Living Today May Reach 100
Date:10/2/2009

Rising life expectancy shows no signs of slowing, researchers say

FRIDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- If current life expectancy trends continue, more than half of babies born in rich nations since 2000 will live to 100 years of age, and they'll have less disability than elderly people in previous generations.

That's the conclusion of researchers who found that increases in life expectancy evident in rich nations since 1840 show no signs of slowing.

"The linear increase in record life expectancy for more than 165 years does not suggest a looming limit to human lifespan. If life expectancy were approaching a limit, some deceleration of progress would probably occur. Continued progress in the longest living populations suggests that we are not close to a limit, and further rise in life expectancy seems likely," Kaare Christensen, of the Danish Aging Research Center at the University of Southern Denmark, and colleagues wrote. Their study appears online Oct. 1 in The Lancet.

During the 20th century, huge increases in life expectancy (30 years or more) occurred in developed nations. Even if health conditions don't improve, 75 percent of babies born in rich nations since 2000 can expect to live to 75, the researchers concluded.

Their analysis of data from more than 30 developed countries revealed that death rates among people older than 80 are still falling. In 1950, the likelihood of survival from age 80 to 90 was 15 percent to 16 percent for women and 12 percent for men, compared with 37 percent and 25 percent, respectively, in 2002.

While longer life expectancy is good on one hand, it presents major personal and societal challenges in health care and other areas.

The researchers suggested that shortening work weeks and extending people's working lives might further extend increases in life expectancy and health, and help nations cope with the economic implications of many more p
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies Heart Problems
2. Babies see it coming
3. Premier Members FCUs Rowe to Serve as March of Dimes March for Babies Chair
4. BPA-Free Baby Bottle Manufacturer Green to Grow Urges Public to Demand Support for Californias Toxics-Free Babies and Toddlers Act (SB 797)
5. Video: Renowned Health Expert Dra. Aliza Teams Up With Baby Looney Tunes To Promote Healthy, Happy Babies
6. Magazines for Women Depict Babies in Unsafe Sleep Environments
7. Magazines for women depict babies in unsafe sleep environments
8. National Breastfeeding Awareness Month Promotes Breastfeeding Benefits for Moms and Babies
9. Be a Hero For Babies Day Raises $2.6 Million for March of Dimes
10. Mayo researchers find anesthesia not harmful for babies during birth process
11. Mayo Researchers Find Anesthesia Not Harmful for Babies During Birth Process
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... densitometry is a diagnostic procedure that provides quantitative measurement ... for bone densitometers is driven by the rapidly aging ... osteoporosis and fractures. The elderly represent potential candidates for ... to structural deterioration of bone tissue as a result ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... found a way to find the proverbial needle in ... in The Journal of Experimental Medicine ... random mistakes (mutations). This process creates new versions of ... by immune cells called T cells, prompting the cells ... current ability to identify all of the mutations in ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Researchers have found that environment has a much ... a severe, often painful food allergy that renders ... foods. , Eosinophils are normal cellular components ... too many eosinophils they can cause a variety ... inflammation and resulting tissue damage, often in the ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... an old acquaintance: a certain module of the familiar ... anchor protein. The researchers report their findings in ... into peroxisome , Peroxisomes are of vital importance ... cellular toxins. In order for them to fulfil this ... the peroxisomes first. The bulk is brought into a ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at ... an increase in a gene known as Leo1 ... acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML), increasing the incidence of ... Wee Joo, Deputy Director and Senior Principal Investigator ... University Cancer Institute, Singapore, the scientists discovered that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Rising Incidence of Osteoporosis Spurs Growth in the Global Bone Densitometers Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Health News:Rising Incidence of Osteoporosis Spurs Growth in the Global Bone Densitometers Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Health News:Environment plays bigger role than genetics in food allergic disease eosinophilic esophagitis 2Health News:The accelerator of molecular motors 2Health News:Singapore researchers discover a gene that increases incidence of AML 2
... N.C. Some invasive procedures that are becoming increasingly common ... narrowed arteries in and around the kidneys may not be ... Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The study shows ... to a dangerous blockage in a very small percentage of ...
... is a statement from Mark Ganz, president and chief executive ... vote today on the America,s Healthy Future Act : ... economically sustainable health care reform package will be adopted this ... long-term health care security and stability for all Americans. ...
... , AARP/Blue Zones Vitality Project Inspired Residents to Make ... Minn., Oct. 13 The AARP(R)/Blue Zones(R) Vitality ... that the life expectancy of the citizens of Albert ... during the unprecedented 10-month city-wide health makeover. The ...
... Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni ... care reform legislation in the Senate Finance Committee: , ... covers all Americans, improves quality, and puts the health ... plans have proposed guaranteed coverage, elimination of pre-existing condition ...
... , - Thomas Curran, Ph.D., FRS, is expert ... 13 A prominent scientist at ... been elected to the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Curran has ... Institute of Medicine (IOM) yesterday announced the election of 65 ...
... Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement ... committee,s health insurance reform proposal. , "The Senate Finance ... a health insurance reform bill to President Obama,s desk that ... and doctors, improve quality, and make health care affordable for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study questions need for routine intervention in patients with renovascular disease 2Health News:Study questions need for routine intervention in patients with renovascular disease 3Health News:Albert Lea Residents Add 3.1 Years of Life Expectancy 2Health News:Albert Lea Residents Add 3.1 Years of Life Expectancy 3Health News:Albert Lea Residents Add 3.1 Years of Life Expectancy 4Health News:Albert Lea Residents Add 3.1 Years of Life Expectancy 5Health News:AHIP Statement on Passage of Senate Finance Committee Legislation 2Health News:Children's Hospital Oncology Researcher Elected to Institute of Medicine 2Health News:Children's Hospital Oncology Researcher Elected to Institute of Medicine 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... HILL, N.C. , Sept. 19, 2014 ... to Best Practices, LLC with three issues he wanted ... , The use of external personnel (especially for secondary ... headcount in the face of increased workload , ... and better knowledge management , How to implement ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 ... used to inflate sales of brand drugs among ... D,  according to a new report  from ... Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Federal anti-kickback laws ... of goods that are subsidized by the federal ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Market Research ... Industry, 2009-2019 is a professional and in-depth ... Hydrochloride industry. The report firstly reviews the ... classification, application and manufacturing technology. The report ... of Oxybutynin Hydrochloride listing their product specification, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:In Era of Competing Needs, Market Research Groups Under Pressure to Utilize Automation and External Staffing 2PCMA: New OIG Report Cites Drug Manufacturer "Copay Coupon" Use in Medicare Part D 2Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Industry 2014-2019 Chinese Forecasts & Analysis 2Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Industry 2014-2019 Chinese Forecasts & Analysis 3Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Industry 2014-2019 Chinese Forecasts & Analysis 4Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Industry 2014-2019 Chinese Forecasts & Analysis 5
... is a family of solutions that ... individuals inside hospitals, healthcare facilities, or ... The target tracking areas are networked ... of radio frequency identification (RFID) readers ...
Assetrac allows identification, location, and protection of your assets....
... The RoamAlert Integrity system builds ... ECO. All door controllers in the ... computer running a standard Windows® operating ... the use of a personal computer, ...
... uses RFID to gather patient ... departments such as surgical and ... updates of patient location to ... care events have occurred and ...
Medicine Products: