August 12, 2021
New research looks into the growing divide in rural-urban life expectancy
Americans in urban areas are living longer, on average, than Americans in rural areas, and that divide is growing wider, new research from the University of Texas Medical Branch shows.
In 2005-2009 life expectancy was 78.8 in urban areas compared to 76.8 in rural areas. Then from 2010 to 2019 rural counties experienced declines in life expectancy (-0.20 years for women and -0.30 years for men), while urban counties experienced modest increases (0.55 years for women and 0.29 years for men), according to research by Dr. Neil Mehta, a professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health at UTMB, and colleagues.
“Life expectancy in the U.S. was consistently improving until 2010, after which it suddenly stalled due to cardiovascular disease mortality rates,” said Dr. Neil Mehta, co-author of the study and professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health at... more »
July 14, 2021
A new study published in Science Translational Medicine reports on the Ebola vaccine-mediated protection of five mucosal vaccine vectors based on the human and avian paramyxoviruses. The study comprehensively... more »