Areas of the US with more fast food, lots of oil and gas extraction jobs, and higher population density have lower life expectancy, new research shows.
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Education is the best way to predict life expectancy, researchers report. The more education people have, the longer they tend to live.
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"The basic records being kept are annual reports on the number of deaths from drug overdose. But that's only part of the picture."
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Ageism can have real consequences for the health of older people, including shorter life expectancy and reduced access to health care, researchers say.
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New research tackles a tough conversation for older adults and their health providers: When does life expectancy make cancer screening unwise?
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