At Last, India Is on Track to Beat China at Something: Air Pollution – Quartz, February 15, 2017
Globally, the number of deaths attributable to PM2.5 air pollution rose from 3.5 million in 1990 to 4.2 million in 2015, according to the State of Global Air Report 2017, a joint study by two prominent U.S. research institutes. More than half of these deaths occurred in India and China, as deadly air claimed 1.1 million lives in each country. And India is about to surpass China…

How Can We Create a Healthier World? – World Economic Forum, February 10, 2017
Creating a culture of health means designing infrastructures so “the healthy choice is the easy choice.” For instance, nations can prioritize creating or maintaining safe spaces for exercise, low-cost options to purchase healthy foods, and clean air laws that protect people from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Why Do People Want to Live So Long, Anyway? – Time, February 16, 2017
Why do we want to live to be so old? A famous bioethicist and oncologist makes the case for dying at 75.

Immigrants in the U.S. Are Helping Scientists Understand How Gut Bacteria Can Be Contagious – Quartz, February 14, 2017
Particular communities offer an almost perfect case study for a developing theory of gut bacteria: that you can “catch” a bad microbiome.

Eating Toward Immortality – The Atlantic, February 7, 2017
Is diet culture just another way of dealing with the fear of death?

A Striking Stat

The average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, and Korean women are forecast to live the longest – to 90.8 years on average! Read more on how different nations will fare.

Source: World Health Organization, 2/2017

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