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Young, but chronically diseased: One reason why the COVID-19 Pandemic looks different in the Global South

At almost every age within this population group, more people in Brazil and Nigeria suffer from pre-existing chronic conditions than in European countries,…

More similar than expected: men and women adjust their health behavior after shock events

In the three years before going to hospital for a stroke, heart attack or gastrointestinal cancers, only 75 percent of male patients in Denmark had seen a…

Sibling differences: Later-borns choose less prestigious programs at university

First-borns are more likely to graduate from medical training and engineering programs at university, while later-borns are more likely to study journalism and…

Individual lifespans are becoming more similar

On average, as lives get longer, the difference in the age at which people die becomes smaller. By analyzing data from 44 countries, researchers have now…

From east-west divide to patchwork quilt

Twenty-five years after reunification, the once considerable differences between life expectancy in eastern and western Germany have almost disappeared for…

'Big data' takes root in the world of plant research

They clubbed together with like-minded individuals working across five different continents to compile the huge database of plant life histories, for which…

High disease load reduces mortality of children

Children who have been conceived during a severe epidemic are more resistant against other pathogens later in life. For the first time this has been proved by…

You are where you e-mail: Global migration trends discovered in email data

For the first time comparable migration data is available for almost every country of the world. To date, records were incompatible between nations and…

Long-term Investment in Happiness

The more children young parents have, the unhappier they are. From age 40 on, however, it is the other way round. Then, more children generally mean more…