"mortality Index" Shows Odds You'll Live Another Decade

12-item test ranks risk factors and gives a percentage of how likely person 50 and older is going to live to see the next decade

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  • Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
    Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with, the New York Post reported. The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a "do not eat" signal to the body's immune system, according to Science Magazine. More
  • Obama to Unveil Initiative to Map the Human Brain
    President Obama on Tuesday will announce a broad new research initiative, starting with $100 million in 2014, to invent and refine new technologies to understand the human brain, senior administration officials said Monday. More
  • Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Deaths in China
    Figured another way, the 2010 toll meant the loss of 25 million healthy years of life from the population, researchers said. More
  • New FDA research finds 12% of retail chicken has salmonella, 74% of which is antibiotic-resistant
    Perhaps, like me, you’ve wondered what percentage of retail meat has foodborne pathogens, and of those, which pathogens are antibiotic resistant. Well, you’re in luck. The Food and Drug Administration’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System puts out a yearly report looking at the rates of antibiotic resistance of foodborne pathogens in retail meat and poultry samples. More
  • Cash can bribe dieters to lose weight, study finds
    Researchers are reporting success with using cash incentives to help people lose weight. In a yearlong study, people were offered a chance to win or lose $20 a month if they met certain diet goals. They lost an average of 9 pounds compared to just over 2 pounds for other study participants who were not offered the chance to win money if they shed pounds. More
  • These are the women who crushed the Caliphate
    Gayle Tzemach Lemmon talks with Jane Greenway Carr about her new book, 'The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice,' in which Lemmon tells the story of Kurdish women in Syria ...
    02/20/2021 - 1:13 am | View Link
  • Gold Stocks Retest Lows
    Gold stocks look to be retesting their correction lows, dragged back down by gold doing the same thing. The resulting drawdowns are really trying psychologically, as is the resulting bearishness. Yet ...
    02/19/2021 - 8:05 am | View Link
  • Best Long-Term Care Insurance Companies of 2021
    As you get older, there’s a possibility you may need help with things you’ve always done yourself — such as bathing, dressing, and eating. 70% of people over the age of 65 will require some form of ...
    02/19/2021 - 6:23 am | View Link
  • The retail food environment and its association with body mass index in Mexico
    Mexico has one of the highest rates of obesity and overweight worldwide, affecting 75% of the population. The country has experienced a dietary and food retail transition involving increased ...
    02/17/2021 - 12:32 am | View Link
  • Survival and associated risk factors for mortality among infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn in Malaysia
    Independent risk factors for mortality were the presence of reversal of flow at the descending aorta, pulmonary hypoplasia, APGAR scores ≤ 5 at 5 min, and idiopathic PPHN with an adjusted odds ...
    02/15/2021 - 9:03 am | View Link
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