Though the causes behind suicide trend among middle-aged
have not been investigated, "one factor may be cultural differences in willingness to seek help during tough times", one of the authors of the CDC report Thomas Simon explained.
Other key findings in the report indicate that middle-aged
men are more likely to commit suicide compared with women.
It may be that today's middle-aged
adults report higher empathy than other cohorts because they grew up during periods of important societal changes that emphasized the feelings and perspectives of other groups," they added.
But during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, young adults and middle-aged
people were hit unusually hard, says viral immunologist Fernando Polack of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, a coauthor of the study.
Dr Philpott said the fact that such a large and core part of the workforce had been slow to benefit from the jobs recovery made it easy to understand why so many people remained unconvinced that the economy was really on the up, adding: "With slower growth likely in 2011, middle-aged
Britons may continue to feel bypassed in the labour market for a little while longer yet.
The College concluded from the survey that middle-aged
men are the 'worst culprits' when it comes to looking after their sight, with almost a third of this group stating that they still wouldn't go for a sight test even if they noticed a deterioration in their eyesight.
I felt sorry for them--for the older guys, the men in their 40s and 50s, that ever-present clump of middle-aged
men who hung out in bars they were way too old for and lusted after guys who were way too young for them.
Young people seem particularly exercised; my college-age children never stop ridiculing glossy, high-concept commercials featuring dapper middle-aged
magnates waxing poetic about the delicate alchemy of the brewing process.
Kharl, the best cooper (barrel maker) in Brysta, stops two men from molesting his neighbor's daughter, not knowing that one is the son of a local official.
I was within the psyche of urban, middle-aged
Jewish men when I was reading Bellow's novels and stories.
and obese doubles your risk of developing dementia in later life, research suggested yesterday.