life expectancy

100th Birthday Cake (credit: CBS 2)

Scientists: Life Expectancy Has Skyrocketed In Past Century

A study out of the Max Planck Institute in Germany found that over the past century, life expectancy has risen faster than it did in the previous 200,000 years.


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Bloomberg To Propose More Electric Car Parking, Styrofoam Ban

On the eve of his State of the City address, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a new ban in store, as well as a parking proposal that might drive some New Yorkers crazy.


New Yorkers on 5th Avenue (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Life Expectancy In New York City Reaches Record High

The average life in the nation’s biggest city may be hectic, but it’s long.


Seniors at the Midland Park Senior Center (credit: CBS 2)

Study: New Jersey Residents Have Longest Life Expectancy In Nation

If you want to live long, perhaps you should move to New Jersey.


Maxwell Jones (credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Could The Next Generation Live To Be 150?

Baby Maxwell Jones’ life is just getting started, but if he’s lucky, this hours-old infant could live well into the next century.


Mayor Bloomberg with Health Commissioner Thomas Farley. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Flickr)

Mayor Bloomberg: New Yorkers Living Longer Than Ever

New Yorkers are living it up! The latest statistics show life expectancy in the Big Apple is 80.6 years – more than two years longer than the national average.


Researchers say a simple blood test could give an idea on life expectancy based on the length of telomeres, which shorten as people age. (Credit: CBS 2)

Would You Want To Know? Life Expectancy Test Could Become Reality

Would you want to know how long you’re going to live? In the coming months, it could become a possibility. A new blood test is being developed that could give you a look at your longevity.