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The Lancet: Global Burden of Disease study 2015 assesses the state of the world's health

Whilst exposure to smoking fell by over a quarter worldwide, it is still ranked among the top five risks associated with health loss in 140 countries claiming 289000 more lives in 2015 (total deaths 6.4 million) than 2005 (table 4), and is the leading ris
added Oct 17, 2016 04:19

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] JTI Korea opens book cafe for elderly

implementing a project over the past few years to overhaul old community centers for the elderly in Seoul, drawing positive responses... "We will continue to do what we have been doing to make a difference for the elderly," a JTI spokeswoman said. "We wil
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 14, 2016 17:02

Federal appeals court hands Reynolds victory in age-discrimination lawsuit

A federal appellate court has rejected the main legal argument of a Georgia man who sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and two job-search groups for age discrimination in his attempt to gain work as a territory manager.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 8, 2016 16:05

Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors

eat healthy, exercise regularly, keep a trim waistline and stay away from smoking can look forward to more disability-free years... "There is great concern in society that a longer life will be a great burden...also a better life in those with healthy lif
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 7, 2016 23:58

11th Circuit nixes R.J. Reynolds job applicant's age bias claim

A divided U.S. appeals court...found that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, represented by Jones Day, did not violate the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act by telling recruiters to hire workers just out of college and passing over 49-year-old Richard
added Oct 7, 2016 11:53

[UK] Pensioner celebrates 102nd birthday despite smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 75 years

Maysie Strang’s lifestyle is a little illustration of how correlation doesn’t always equal cause. The centenarian from Glasgow has just celebrated her milestone 102nd birthday. And she’s not saying the secret of her amazing lifespan is smoking 20 cigar
Metro Café (uk)
added Oct 7, 2016 11:42

[UK] Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 [FREE FULL TEXT]

lung cancer remains the leading cause globally and for most countries, with YLLs [years of life lost] increasing by almost 15% over the past decade. Given that most cases of lung cancer can be prevented,99 this observation stresses the importance of tobac
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 7, 2016 02:22

[UK, USA] Don't put off your retirement... you'll only end up sick! Living longer does not guarantee people will be fit enough to work into old age

according to the authors of the Global Burden of Disease Study published in the Lancet...The number one risk factor for illness or disability in western countries, including Britain and the US, was found to be smoking, followed by high blood pressure and
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 7, 2016 02:02

Ex-RJR Job Seeker Loses Age Bias Suit At 11th Circ. ($$)

ruled in a split en banc decision that job applicants cannot sue employers for disparate impact under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act because they are not employees. In a 76-page published opinion, the majority wrote that the ADEA does not allow
added Oct 7, 2016 01:50

U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations

The health of U.S. citizens is specifically challenged by smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, drug abuse and gun violence, said study co-author Dr. Mohsen Naghavi. He's a professor with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the Universit
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 7, 2016 01:22
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