Richard Peto

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Name: Richard Peto
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Premature deaths could be reduced by 40%, report suggests

New research suggests that, with sustained international efforts, the number of premature deaths could be reduced by 40% over the next two decades, halving under–50 mortality and preventing a third of the deaths at ages 50–69 years.The findings reveal ... [Published The Optimist - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Why big animals do not have higher cancer risks [Life Lines]

Depiction of a retrovirus integrating its DNA into the DNA of the host cell. Image from: http://bit.ly/1phzpbR I read an interesting article in Scientific American that discussed the so-called Peto’s Paradox. Dr. Richard Peto (University of Oxford) ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

23 Charts That Show Why This Is The Best Moment In History To Be Born

Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart. Between Ebola, climate change, Russia's invasion of the Ukraine, and the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria, there's bad news everywhere you look.Yet while speaking at the UN on September 24, President Obama ... [Published Business Insider - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Development goals 2.0: focus on premature deaths

Phase two of ambitious plans to improve the lives of people in poor countries through specific development goals will be discussed at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City this week.Progress has been uneven towards the existing Millennium ... [Published New Scientist - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Quebec Tobacco Lawsuit Closing Arguments Begin

MONTREAL - Final arguments are underway in a landmark case pitting Quebec smokers against Big Tobacco.The $17.8-billion lawsuit is believed to be the biggest class-action ever seen in Canada.An estimated one million Quebecers are involved in the lawsuit, ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Premature deaths could be reduced by 40 per cent by 2030, researchers say

A group of leading public health experts suggests that with targeted international efforts, countries around the world could reduce premature deaths by 40 per cent by 2030.Such a reduction would cut the number of deaths among those 50 and younger in half ... [Published Health Canal - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

Renewed International Efforts Could Prevent Premature Adult Deaths

With a sustained international effort, the number of premature adult deaths could be slashed by 40 percent within the next 20 years. That's the conclusion of a new study, which concludes most of the deaths of those aged 50 to 69 are preventable. Thanks ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

Premature deaths could be reduced by 40% globally

With greater international effort premature deaths could be reduced by 40%, experts say.New research*, published today in The Lancet, suggests that, with sustained international efforts, the number of premature deaths could be reduced by 40% over the ... [Published OnMedicanet - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Natural GMOs Part 203. Viral relics show cancer's 'footprint' on our evolution

From myScience UKCancer has left its ’footprint’ on our evolution, according to a study which examined how the relics of ancient viruses are preserved in the genomes of 38 mammal species.Viral relics are evidence of the ancient battles our genes have ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Larger Animals and Cancer Rates

Larger animals have more cells in their bodies, and cancer occurs when one cell suffers the right combination of mutations to run amok, so why is it that animals such as whales do not have higher cancer rates? Here researchers propose a partial answer ... [Published Fight Aging! - Jul 21 2014]
Entities: Cancer, Retrovirus, Genome
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Larger animals are 'better' at eliminating cancer-causing viruses from their DNA, scientists discover

A scientific paradox that has baffled biologists for nearly 40 years may have been solved – at least in part– by a study that could explain why bigger animals do not suffer higher rates of cancer than smaller animals. Larger species tend to live longer ... [Published The Independent - Jul 17 2014]

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...old age is inevitable, but death before old age is not," said co-author Richard Peto, Professor of medical statistics at the University of Oxford. "in all major countries, except where the effects of hiv or political disturbances predominated, the risk of premature death has been decreasing in recent decades, and it will fall even faster over the next few decades if the new un sustainable development goals get the big causes of death taken even more seriously."
...childhood diseases that are being tackled: the global death rate for people under 50 has halved from 28 per cent in 1970 to 14 per cent in 2010. "death rates are going down a lot faster than people realise" says Peto, one of the authors of the analysis
"if women smoke like men, they die like men -- but, whether they are men or women, smokers who stop before reaching middle age will on average gain about an extra ten years of life" study researcher Professor Sir Richard Peto, of the University of Oxford, said in a statement
...as Peto's paradox , named after the eminent Oxford cancer epidemiologist Sir Richard Peto who first remarked on the phenomenon in the 1970s. "cancer is caused by errors occurring in cells as they divide, so bigger animals with more cells ought to suffer more from cancer. put simply, the blue whale should not exist."

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Premature deaths could be reduced by 40%, repor... [Published The Optimist - Oct 14 2014]
Why big animals do not have higher cancer risks... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Sep 26 2014]
23 Charts That Show Why This Is The Best Moment... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Sep 25 2014]
23 Charts That Show Why This Is The Best Moment... [Published Business Insider - Sep 25 2014]
Development goals 2.0: focus on premature deaths [Published New Scientist - Sep 23 2014]
Quebec Tobacco Lawsuit Closing Arguments Begin [Published Huffington Post Canada - Sep 22 2014]
Premature deaths could be reduced by 40 per cen... [Published Health Canal - Sep 20 2014]
Renewed International Efforts Could Prevent Pre... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 20 2014]
Renewed International Efforts Could Prevent Pre... [Published VOA News - Sep 19 2014]
Premature deaths could be reduced by 40% globally [Published OnMedicanet - Sep 19 2014]
Premature deaths worldwide can be reduced by 40... [Published Livemint.com - Sep 19 2014]
Natural GMOs Part 203. Viral relics show cancer... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 23 2014]
Larger Animals and Cancer Rates [Published Fight Aging! - Jul 21 2014]
Larger animals are 'better' at eliminating canc... [Published The Independent - Jul 17 2014]
Study suggests vodka is a leading cause of deat... [Published PBS - Jan 31 2014]
Levying heavy taxes key to quit smoking: Study [Published Topnews.in - Jan 02 2014]
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Why big animals do not have higher cancer risks... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Sep 26 2014]
Depiction of a retrovirus integrating its DNA into the DNA of the host cell. Image from: http://bit.ly/1phzpbR I read an interesting article in Scientific American that discussed the so-called Peto’s Paradox. Dr. Richard Peto (University of Oxford) ...
Natural GMOs Part 203. Viral relics show cancer... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 23 2014]
From myScience UKCancer has left its ’footprint’ on our evolution, according to a study which examined how the relics of ancient viruses are preserved in the genomes of 38 mammal species.Viral relics are evidence of the ancient battles our genes have ...
Larger Animals and Cancer Rates [Published Fight Aging! - Jul 21 2014]
Larger animals have more cells in their bodies, and cancer occurs when one cell suffers the right combination of mutations to run amok, so why is it that animals such as whales do not have higher cancer rates? Here researchers propose a partial answer ...
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