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During med school l learned there’s no predictable scientific way to determine how long the human body can live. When you think about your mortality, have you settled with a “reasonable” number of years you’d like to live. Perhaps this latest study may cause you to think differently. The average human life span continues to increase. Will we ever reach a limit to how long we can live?





The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has been quickly followed by large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma, according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis examining the effect of smoke-free legislation on child health.



While it’s best to quit smoking, or even better never to start in the first place, medical researchers are actively seeking approaches to prevent lung cancer in smokers.  A recent online article, published on August 31, 2010 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found that smokers that ate a wide variety of vegetables […]


Aging doesn’t mean the brain function has to decline, and losing cognitive function.  A study has determined that a variety of characteristics may be associated with maintenance of intelligence when people are in the 70s and 80s.   Socially engage, non-smoking senior citizens who exercise at least once a week, have a ninth grade literacy […]