Cancer rates and life expectancy?

An online acquaintance asked me me to find data about these two and look for a relationship. It stands to reason that if you have a country where people die of lots of other things (accidents, warfare, parasites/contagious disease, hunger/thirst), they don’t ling long enough to get cancer. I already had life expectancy data from…

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Review: Bad Pharma

https://www.goodreads.com/book/similar/19171192-bad-pharma-how-drug-companies-mislead-doctors-and-harm-patients http://lib.free-college.org/view.php?id=864114   Having already read Peter Gøtzsche’s Dødelig medicin og organiseret kriminalitet: Hvordan medicinalindustrien har korrumperet sundhedsvæsenet. Art People, 2013, this book did not bring so much new. However, it did present things better than Gøtzsche did. To be fair, he focused mostly on proving that the farma industry are organized criminals. I agree,…

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Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, embryo slection

Kuliev, Anver, and Yury Verlinsky. “Preimplantation diagnosis: a realistic option for assisted reproduction and genetic practice.” Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology 17.2 (2005): 179-183. Preimplantation diagnosis a realistic option for assisted reproduction and genetic practice Purpose of review Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) allows genetically disadvantaged couples to reproduce, while avoiding the birth of children…

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Reading material on cognitive epidemiology

I recently got interested in a new field https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_epidemiology Cognitive epidemiology is a field of research that examines the associations between intelligence test scores (IQ scores or extracted g-factors) and health, more specifically morbidity (mental and physical) and mortality. Typically, test scores are obtained at an early age, and compared to later morbidity and mortality….

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Review of 100+ (Sonia Arrison)

http://www.amazon.com/100-Plus-Longevity-Everything-Relationships/dp/0465019668/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342698160&sr=8-1&keywords=100+plus   An okay to good introduction to the science and thinking behind rejuvination research and radically extended life-spans. Fairly cheap. Some of the points are rather questionable tho. I question the uncritical use of Maslow’s pyramid. Also she called all members of Mensa for geniuses i.e. top 2%. This is clearly no the case….

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