People born during whooping cough outbreaks are more likely to die prematurely even if they survive into adulthood, new research has found. Women had a 20% higher risk of an early death, and men a staggering 40%. Women also suffered more complications during and after pregnancy, with an increased risk of miscarriage as well as infant death within the first month of life.
Merge Records Only a month after Merge announced that they had signed the band, King Khan & the Shrines have released their first single for the label, and it's pretty great. And it isn't exactly spare or simple. On the contrary, they called on a bunch of horn and string players to pull this thing off. Show More Summary
According to demographers, more white Americans died last year than were born the first time this has occurred in the history of the nation. Even more surprising, the shrinking of the white population has begun more rapidly than previously predicted. Read full article...
Mum had a long life, like her parents before her. She was born during World War 1, survived the bombing of London as a young adult in World War 2, moved to the other side of the planet in her 40s and died in her 90s. There's a strength there.
He was ready for this day back in 2002. Yesterday's news that white people are dying faster than being born was fated to elicit a response from Pat Buchanan. But rather than his typical racist anger, we got racist melancholy instead, as you can read below the fold.
Endangered species. The hits for the GOP keep on coming. Deaths exceeded births among non-Hispanic white Americans for the first time in at least a century, according to new census data, a benchmark that heralds profound demographic change. There was still a net increase in non-Hispanic white people because of, ironically, immigration. Show More Summary
Many people will have things to say about this today, so let's start with the facts as reported by the Washington Post: More white people died in the United States last year than were born, a surprising slump coming more than a decade...Show More Summary
The Post ran an article highlighting new data from the Census Bureau showing that the number of white people who died last year exceeded the number who were born. It concludes the piece by citing William Frey, a demographer at Brookings: "the...Show More Summary
Post by Mary Fischer There's no way the royal couple is going to reveal the sex of their baby before he or she is born this summer, which is kind of a bummer because we're all dying to know. And that's why it's hard not to get all excited...Show More Summary
On May 27, Jiroemon Kimura became the last living man to have been born in the 19th century. On Wednesday, he died at 116, the oldest man who ever lived.
Luo Meizhen, born in Guangxi in 1885, has died aged 127 years old. She was the world's oldest woman, and may have been the oldest person ever to have lived. [ more › ]
Former postman and farmer, born in 1897, put his longevity down to getting out in the sun.
It was announced today that Jiroemon Kimura, the oldest man in recorded history, has died at the age of 116 in his hometown of Kyotango, Japan. Born to parents who were farmers in a fishing village on the coast of the Sea of Japan on...Show More Summary
by Andrew Sacher J. Cole was a pretty exciting rapper around the time of his Friday Night Lights mixtape, but that excitement died down a bit when his debut album for Roc Nation, Cole World proved to be mostly mediocre....
What is a natural death, anyway? I get it – death is part of the cycle of life. Seasons change. The moon waxes and wanes. We are born. We die. Death is natural. But what is a “natural” death? Seriously, what comes to mind when you think of natural death? Here is a video of [...]
BOZAR is paying a tribute to the Italian modernist artist Giorgio Morandi (who was born in Bologna in 1890 and died in 1964). His delicate still lifes, always reduced to their bare essence, are iconic works of modern art. His sense of colour, tone, and composition are still a source of inspiration for many artists, writers, and film-makers today. Show More Summary
Off their forthcoming album, Idle No More.
The soul-garage freakout warriors King Khan & The Shrines have been away for a while, but they’ll be back this fall with a new album called Idle No More, one that, according to Khan himself, is “about the state of the world we live in today.” The first song we’ve heard from the album is [...]
Night Birds at Grand Victory (more by Harriet Roberts) NJ/Brooklyn punk quartet Night Birds are readying their new LP, Born to Die in Suburbia, for release on July 9 via Grave Mistake. You can check out a couple tracks off...
A Utah woman gave birth to premature twins in a minivan beside Interstate 80, then had to struggle to revive one of the babies, born breeched and still inside his amniotic sac.Lynette Hales, just 30 weeks pregnant, started having contractions...Show More Summary