Monday, February 06, 2012

Media Coverage of New Actuarial Study

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to share with you the list of media coverage for our new actuarial study, organized in alphabetic order:

Americans' lifespan shorter than previously thought, study finds
McKnight's Long Term Care News http://www.mcknights.com/americans-lifespan-shorter-than-previously-thought-study-finds/article/226497/

An Age-Old Debate
Wall Street Journal (blog) http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/an-age-old-debate-1122/

Chances of a Prolonged Life Bleaker Than Previously Predicted

MedIndia http://www.medindia.net/news/chances-of-a-prolonged-life-bleaker-than-previously-predicted-97234-1.htm

Death Gets in the Way of Old-Age Gains
Wall Street Journal - Mar 2, 2012 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203753704577257292958403150.html

Living to age 100 may not be as easy as once believed

Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/health/10765999-423/living-to-age-100-may-not-be-as-easy-as-once-believed.html

Living to 100 May Be Tougher Than You Think
ABC7Chicago.com http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/health&id=8548530
Everyday Health http://www.everydayhealth.com/senior-health/0217/living-to-100-may-be-tougher-than-you-think.aspx
Doctors Lounge http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/news/hd/26841
HealthDay http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=661842
MedlinePlus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_122061.html
MSN Health & Fitness http://health.msn.com/health-topics/aging/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100286786
Tempo www.tempo.com.ph/2012/living-to-100-may-be-tougher-than-you-think/
U.S. News & World Report http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/02/17/living-to-100-may-be-tougher-than-you-think
U.S. News & World Report (print) http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/02/17/living-to-100-may-be-tougher-than-you-think_print.html
Womens Health.gov http://womenshealth.gov/news/headlines/661842.cfm

Medical: Predicting number of very old is confounding
ABC Action News http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/lifestyle/wellness/medical-predicting-number-of-very-old-is-confounding
Scripps Howard News Service http://www.scrippsnews.com/content/medical-predicting-number-very-old-confounding
The Republic http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/medical-veryold031412/medical-veryold031412/

Mortality rate after age 80 underestimated

Dalje.com http://dalje.com/en-lifestyle/mortality-rate-after-age-80-underestimated/414947
Individual.com http://www.individual.com/storyrss.php?story=151470701&hash=db7933453b1c817a5243614c6303a263
Investors Business Daily http://news.investors.com/Newsfeed/Article/140993726/201202062157/Mortality-rate-after-age-80-underestimated.aspx
Outcome Magazine http://outcomemag.com/health/2012/02/06/mortality-rate-after-age-80-underestimated/
UPI.com http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2012/02/06/Mortality-rate-after-age-80-underestimated/UPI-81071328575143/

Mortality Rates Are Underestimated
Environmental News Network (ENN) http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/44016
MSNBC News http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46426515

New Study Finds Odds of Living Very Long Life Lower Than Formerly Predicted
ABC News http://www.abcnews4.com/story/16687029/odds-of-living-very-long-life-lower-than-formerly-predicted
Scribillare
http://www.scribillare.com/new-study-finds-odds-of-living-very-long-life-lower-than-formerly-predicted/

Odds of Living a Very Long Life Lower than Formerly Predicted
Dallas Morning News - Mediawebsite.net http://www.mediawebsite.net/danews/story/?catSetID=7007&catID=290897&nrid=138795374&page=1
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/574946
EurekAlert (press release) http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/uoc-ool020612.php
HealthCanal.com http://www.healthcanal.com/geriatrics-aging/26287-Odds-living-very-long-life-lower-than-formerly-predicted.html
MarketWatch (press release) http://www.marketwatch.com/story/odds-of-living-very-long-life-lower-than-formerly-predicted-2012-02-06
Medical News Today http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/241293.php
MediLexicon http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=241293
MD News (press release) http://www.mdnews.com/news/2012_02/odds-of-living-very-long-life
Newswise (press release) http://www.newswise.com/articles/odds-of-living-a-very-long-life-lower-than-formerly-predicted
Pharmacy Choice http://www.pharmacychoice.com/News/article.cfm?Article_ID=839268
PhysOrg http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-odds-life.html
PR Newswire (press release) http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/odds-of-living-very-long-life-lower-than-formerly-predicted-138795374.html
PR-USA.net http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1068063&Itemid=30
Sacramento Bee http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/06/4243224/odds-of-living-very-long-life.html
Science Daily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120206143811.htm
SYS-CON Media (press release) http://www.sys-con.com/node/2155567
UChicagoNews http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2012/02/06/odds-living-very-long-life-lower-formerly-predicted

Predicting number of very old not easy
Yahoo! Local Beta News http://beta.local.yahoo.com/news-predicting-number-very-old-not-easy.html

Predicting the number of very old is confounding
The Davis Enterprise http://www.davisenterprise.com/opinion/opinion-columns/predicting-the-number-of-very-old-is-confounding/

Think You'll Live Long? Think Again
Discovery News http://news.discovery.com/human/mortality-rate-121702.html

Think you'll live to 100? Odds may be against you
Journal and Courier
http://www.jconline.com/article/20120221/LIFE03/120220023

What Are Your Odds Of Living To 100?
RetirementHomes.com http://www.retirementhomes.com/library/what-are-your-odds-of-living-to-100/

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BLOGS:

A Counterpoint to the Concept of the Late Life Mortality Plateau
'Fight Aging!' Blog http://www.fightaging.org/archives/2012/01/a-counterpoint-to-the-concept-of-the-late-life-mortality-plateau.php
"All the more reason to work harder on the development of rejuvenation biotechnology, capable of repairing the damage of aging. Time waits for no one."
Computation Error Explains Census Bureau's Incorrect Estimate of Mortality Rate
http://teachingwithdata.blogspot.com/2012/02/computation-error-explains-census.html

Fewer Centenarians Than Previously Thought
FuturePundit http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/008507.html
"This makes intuitive sense to me. The more things go wrong in the body the more those things cause still other things to go wrong. Plus, each component is wearing out even without the influence of failing supporting components. So why expect a flattening of the mortality curve? We won't be able to flatten or, better yet, reverse the rising mortality rate with age until we can rejuvenate. Gotta repair or replace aging parts. ...
This report is yet another reminder: We need to develop rejuvenation therapies."
--
Randall Parker
Here’s More Bad News About Death
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Percolator Blog
http://chronicle.com/blogs/percolator/heres-more-bad-news-about-death/28562

In Hawai`i we live long, but like elderly everywhere, we're dying faster

http://raisingislands.blogspot.com/2012/02/hawaii-elderly-dying-faster-than-theory.html
The findings have serious impacts. All kinds of calculations are based on the assumption of how many elderly will be alive, and how fast they’re dying: retirement planning, annuities, insurance policies, Social Security payments, care home cost projections, an entire range of health care numbers, and lots more -Jan TenBruggencate
Life Spans Predicted to be Shorter
Toonari Post http://www.toonaripost.com/2012/02/life-style/life-spans-predicted-to-be-shorter/

Living to 100 may be tougher than you think
Dr Walt's blog http://www.drwalt.com/blog/?p=6483

New Findings…Odds of Living a Very Long Life Lower than Formerly Predicted
8PAK.COM "Asia's Male Lifestyle Magazine" http://8pak.com/?p=4475

New research downgrades odds of reaching extreme old age
http://news.uchicago.edu/

Odds of Living a Very Long Life Lower than Formerly Predicted

Science Blog http://scienceblog.com/51981/odds-of-living-a-very-long-life-lower-than-formerly-predicted/

Studies on Mortality Rates
Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2012/03/studies-on-mortality-rates.html

The Odds of Living A Long Life Challenged in New Study
The Checkup http://thecheckup.com/the-odds-of-living-a-long-life-challenged-in-new-study/

US Centenarians - Not as Common as Once Thought
Demography Is Destiny, MercatorNet’s blog http://www.mercatornet.com/demography/view/10268
"..this report should give us cause to hesitate before we plunge headlong into policies that have far-reaching effects but are based upon data that is perhaps unreliable. Not only do we not know where our temerity will land us in the future, we do not even necessarily know exactly what position we are jumping from."





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