December 28, 2018, 10am PST
The latest demographic data released Friday by the state's demographic unit shows shows an increase of 0.54 percent, one of the lowest on record, as birth rates drop, death rates increase, and more people leave the state than arrive from others.
California Department of Finance
December 1, 2018, 1pm PST
Drug overdoses and suicides caused American life expectancy to drop in 2017 for the second consecutive year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most notable is the gap between the urban and rural suicide rate.
May 5, 2017, 8am PDT
Living near vegetation appears to be linked to a longer life and better mental health—for women, at least.
January 18, 2017, 5am PST
Access to healthcare and city or suburban lifestyles seem to be tied to a longer life.
February 10, 2016, 5am PST
A study published February 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to three reasons for the life expectancy being lower for Americans than in other developed nations. Care to guess what they are?
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
January 19, 2016, 10am PST
Similar to a recent Nobel Prize-winning study that showed increased deaths in middle-aged whites from heroin, opiates, and alcohol, a New York Times analysis shows that deaths for whites aged 25 to 34 from drug overdoses has reached historic levels.
November 24, 2015, 10am PST
Why are mortality rates increasing for this group in the United States and not others? The usual suspects—obesity, heart disease, diabetes, smoking are not the killers, The findings resulted in the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science.
The New York Times - Health
April 9, 2013, 10am PDT
For those concerned about world population, a new study from Spain rebuts prior studies, including the U.N. 2011 report that project population reaching 10 billion by 2100. The new report projects it peaking at 8 billion in 2050, then declining.