Tag Archives: death

New study links air pollution and early death in the U.K.

In a study appearing this month in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, MIT researchers report that emissions from cars, trucks, planes and powerplants cause 13,000 premature deaths in the United Kingdom each year. The researchers analyzed data from 2005, the most recent year for which information is available. They found that among the various […] … learn more→

Poor literacy skills linked to increased mortality risk among older people

One in three older people who have difficulty reading and understanding basic health related information may be at increased risk of death, concludes a UCL study. The findings have important implications given rising levels of long term conditions and the UK government’s plans for patients to become responsible and active partners in their care. ‘Health […] … learn more→

Excess fat may be \”Protective\” in seniors over 85

Obesity is considered the leading preventable cause of death worldwide — until you reach old age, that is. Though obesity increases the risk of an early death, shaving an average of six to seven years off a person\’s lifespan, Tel Aviv University researchers have found that this trend may reverse itself after the age of […] … learn more→