Unemployment Can Be Deadly for Uneducated White Women

Previous studies have established a steep decline in the life expectancy of white women without a high school diploma. New research indicates that along with smoking, being unemployed is "strongly associated with higher death rates." » 5/30/13 11:10am 5/30/13 11:10am

Oh Cruel World: Being a Pessimist Might Make You Live Longer

Feeling optimistic? Well, TERRIBLE NEWS — your optimism is decreasing the longevity of your life. Does that make you feel pessimistic? Then GREAT NEWS — pessimism may help you live longer. Feeling happy again? Well, fuck, you just started the whole cycle over again. » 3/01/13 12:50pm 3/01/13 12:50pm

Soon We Might Have Shorter Life Expectancies Than Our Fat Sitcom…

While research suggests that women will, on average, still outlive men by four years (the average is 66.1 to 81.6 years for men and 73.5 to 86 years for women), the most recent study done by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a health research center at the University of Washington, says that the… » 4/21/12 3:30pm 4/21/12 3:30pm

New Yorkers Winning The Race For Immortality

Mayor Bloomberg is interpreting new life expectancy statistics showing New Yorkers live longer than anybody else to mean that other Americans should relocate to NYC for their health. However, you may not need to move to the city to reap some of the benefits New Yorkers enjoy. » 12/28/11 1:00pm 12/28/11 1:00pm

Ladies' Life Expectancy Dropping, Unless You're Latina

Women's life expectancies are falling in many areas of the US, possibly as a result of smoking and obesity. But amid this decline, Latina women are unusually healthy. » 6/15/11 1:00pm 6/15/11 1:00pm

Younger Husbands Shorten Womens' Lives

A younger wife tends to raise her husband's life expectancy. But a new study shows that, for women, the opposite is the case — perhaps because of "cougar" stigma. » 5/12/10 9:30am 5/12/10 9:30am

Women Are Living Longer Than Ever ... So Have A Baby Already

The Times of London says women today could live to 120. But, the Times takes pains to remind us, we still have to worry about our biological clocks. » 1/14/10 1:30pm 1/14/10 1:30pm

For the first time in almost a century, life expectancy has dropped for some American women. According to a study published today in PLoS Medicine, a journal of the Public Library of Science, life expectancy for women has declined in 1,000 counties. The Washington Post reports that those 1,000 counties are home to 12%… » 4/22/08 10:45am 4/22/08 10:45am