This is a morbid column about some unexpected and encouraging news: Deep economic declines, such as the one we experienced in the U.S. a few years ago, probably lengthen life expectancy. This is exactly the opposite of what most people believe.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , Deutsche Bank AG and JPMorgan Chase & Co. , which bundled and sold billions of dollars of mortgage loans, now want to help investors bet on people’s deaths.
Detroit’s 60-year deterioration has taken a toll not just on business owners, investors and taxpayers. It’s meant misery for its most vulnerable: children and the women who bear them.
When Scot Silverstein’s 84-year-old mother, Betty, starting mixing up her words, he worried she was having a stroke. So he rushed her to Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania.
Infant mortality, a measure used to evaluate national health systems, declined 3 percent in a U.S. study, indicating the country may be catching up with some of its industrialized peers.