From Birth On, One Sex Is Hardier

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women are known to outlive men. And that advantage may start early, according to researchers who’ve found baby girls more likely to survive famines, epidemics and other misfortunes. The fact that females have this advantage in infancy — when there are few behavioral differences between the sexes —…

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Is Obesity Slowing Gains in U.S. Life Spans?

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The death rate in the United States isn’t decreasing as it has in years past, and some experts blame the opioid epidemic. But a new study suggests America’s increasing girth is what’s really behind the slowdown. Excess weight led to nearly 200,000 excess deaths in 2011. And overall,…

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