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A Decrease in Life Expectancy Could Impact Pensions

With more Americans dying young, retirement benefits could change

Despite many medical advances in recent decades, American’s life expectancy is on the decline. Two studies by the National Center for Health Statistics found that more Americans are dying at younger ages (under the age of 65) than in the … Continue reading

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Study May Reveal Why Women Often Outlive Men

"Natural Killer" cells more active in women than men into senior years

In virtually all parts of the world, women live longer than men. This discrepancy has been remarkably consistent for centuries, yet science has thus far been unable to determine why it exists. Now, a study reported in the multidisciplinary journal Mechanisms of … Continue reading

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How Long is Too Long? Study Reveals Most Want a Lifespan of 90 Years

Pew Research Center says majority of Americans find radical life extension "fundamentally unnatural"

Every year, we can count on a new study to reveal “the increase of our lifespan!” thanks to innovations in science and health technologies. In 2005, the average life expectancy of a person living in the U.S was about 77 … Continue reading

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