Tag Archives: life expectancy

A startling development

One of the things that has been strongly associated with the modern age is increasing life expectancies. So, it is startling to discover that life expectancies for low-educated whites in the US are declining. It is apparently not clear why, but the effect is clear, particularly for low-educated white women: The steepest declines were for white […]

Vaccination Saves Lives

It does, you know. Really. That we have to be reminded of this now — in (almost) 2012 — is a sad testament to the failure of not only science education but something rather more old fashioned: the public health campaign. Remember those? Newsreels of children lining up for their needles, posters enjoining people to […]