Tag Archives: health

A philosopher asks: Is a longer life a happier one?

One of the biggest questions in ageing research is whether there is a ceiling on how long human beings can live. This effect is often referred to as a “mortality plateau”. If it were impossible to live past a certain age, we would expect mortality rates to continue rising as people age, rather than plateau. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. However, as I see it, life can […]

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Aging gracefully: Tightening your skin safely and effectively

(CNN)When it comes to aging, skin shows some of the most visible signs. Wrinkles, thinning and sagging skin, and sun spots known collectively as photoaging have all led to explosive growth in the global anti-aging skin care market. According to San Francisco dermatologist Dr. Kathleen Welsh, sun protection is the single most important thing you can do at any age to keep skin healthy, and most people do a poor or incomplete job. See the latest news […]

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The Fake News Epidemic in Health

Very few, if any, areas in medicineand its practiceare absolute. But plenty of sound data existsif you can find itto help you make the best decisions. The problem is, many people choose the wrong options based on misinformation, or they continue to uphold erroneous beliefs and biased opinions, accepted as dogma, despite irrefutable evidence to the contrary. The explosion of health-related information leads to misinterpretation, and Americans have a tendency to trust and relate to people with […]

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