LONDON — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 ‚Äî with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts.
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LONDON — Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria: odour.
Swedish researchers say they’ve identified a substance pumped out by malaria parasites that triggers that distinctive smell, noticeable only to mosquitoes. The study from Stockholm University was published Thursday by the journal Science.
LONDON — Britain’s fertility regulator has approved controversial techniques allowing doctors to create babies using the DNA from three people ‚Äî what it called a “historic” decision to help prevent a small number of children from inheriting potentially fatal diseases from their mothers.
LONDON — Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested and compared these options.
LONDON — If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk ‚Äî just make sure you can spare at least an hour.
LONDON — Being too heavy may cost you your life ‚Äî literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely.
LONDON — The World Health Organization’s research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn’t enough proof to show a link to cancer.
LONDON Leading a country comes with extraordinary privileges but also, apparently, a price: new research suggests that heads of state age faster than normal and that the stress of the job may shave almost three years off their life expectancy.
LONDON There’s good news for grumpy women: Being happy apparently has no effect on how long you might live.
LONDON The plague was spreading nearly 3,000 years before previously thought, scientists say after finding traces of the disease in the teeth of ancient people a discovery that could provide clues to how dangerous diseases evolve.