COPENHAGEN: Death of a sibling in childhood is associated with a greater risk of early death in the surviving brother or sister, researchers say. "The public should be aware of children’s vulnerability after experiencing sibling loss, especially in the first year and for siblings of same sex or close age,” Dr. Yongfu Yu from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark told Reuters Health by email. “Tailored social support may help to reduce the level of grief and minimize potential adverse health effects on the bereaved…
PARIS: No one might ever challenge the 122-year record of the longest-living person in documented history, said a study Wednesday which claimed to have found a "ceiling" to maximum human lifespan. Sifting through demographic data from more than 40 countries around the world, New York-based researchers found that an end to the long-running rise in maximum lifespan "has already been attained", in the 1990s. The plateau was reached in about 1997 -- the year that Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment died at the unbeaten age of 122 years…
PARIS, FRANCE: The conflict and civil strife that has erupted across the eastern Mediterranean region since the Arab Spring began in 2010 has shortened lifespans and damaged health, according to a study released Thursday.
PARIS: Being overweight shaves about a year off one's life expectancy, a price which soars to about 10 years for the severely obese, a large-scale study reported Thursday.
When mothers eat three sizeable servings of fish each week during pregnancy it may benefit children’s brains for years to come, according to a large study in Spain.