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Obesity Can Shorten Lifespan More Than Smoking, Research Says

Extreme obesity can take more years off a person’s life than smoking can, new research suggests.

07/09/2014

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Study: Too Much TV Takes Time Off Your Life

Reality shows, sitcoms, hour-long dramas? Pick your poison.

07/03/2014

According to U.S. Census Bureau projections, by 2050, one-in-five Americans will be 65 or older and at least 400,000 people will be 100 or older – but a majority of U.S. adults say they would not want to live to see 120 years old. (Getty)

Poll: Majority of Americans Do Not Want to Live to See 120

According to U.S. Census Bureau projections, by 2050, one-in-five Americans will be 65 or older and at least 400,000 people will be 100 or older – but a majority of U.S. adults say they would not want to live to see 120 years old.

08/06/2013

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Study: People Living Longer Worldwide But Grappling More With Diseases

Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are grappling with the diseases and disabilities of modern life, according to the most expansive global look so far at life expectancy and the biggest health threats.

12/13/2012

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