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Saturday, 22 August 2009 18:45

Got a longer life? CDC says Yes!

According to a September 12, 2007 news release from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the average U.S. life expectancy has increased to 77.9 years.

Published in Health
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), has raised the safety and health concern over the use of tanning beds to its highest risk category of "carcinogenic to humans." Carcinogenic is defined as "cancer causing."

Published in Health
A drug called Rapamycin is injected into humans to help lessen the rejection of a new organ. However, U.S. scientists found that it significantly extends the lifespan of invertebrates, and now mammals (mice). They are excited because further research may produce a way to delay the onset of cancer and other aging disease and, thus, produce longer lives in humans.

Published in Biology

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