46 Min. All rights reserved. Times changed; when women began to smoke in large numbers, they started to catch up to men in heart disease, lung cancer, and emphysema. Simple precautions like seat belts and bike helmets can help, but more complex measures involving education about alcohol, drugs, firearms, and safe sex are also essential. Get enough sleep. Christie Taylor is a producer for Science Friday. Here are 10 tips to help you wing your way to a long and healthy life. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Reproductive anatomy. In contrast, social isolation has been identified as a heart disease risk factor. What can we help you find? Each has 23 pairs of chromosomes, which carry the body's 20,000 to 25,000 genes. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Exercises for flexibility and balance according to need. The transcript for this segment is being processed. That doesn't mean "going girly," though it does mean following some simple rules. Joining social circles outside the home is a great way to stay connected. Smoking. Whatever the cause, from boyhood on, males take more risks than females, and they often pay the price in terms of trauma, injury, and death. The Guide to Space is a series of space and astronomy poddcasts by Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today, Episode 700: Interview: Wallace Arthur and the Biological Universe. Or is Mars still the best candidate for investment of finite resources? The masculine ideal of meat and potatoes should give way to vegetables, fruits, grains, and fish. Risky behavior. Nobody knows, but the answer is not likely to be either/or but all of the above. 5. But both are visible with the unaided eye, and two of the brightest objects in the night sky. One orbits closer to the Sun, and one orbits more distant to the Sun. That much phosphine is not known to exist without help from bacteria—and researchers dating all the way back to Carl Sagan have suggested that the thick, acidic clouds of Venus would be a plausible place to harbor microscopic, extreme-loving life. Enter search terms and tap the Search button. the rocks of ancient Martian river deltas. Although obesity is often classified as a metabolic problem, it usually results from unwise health behaviors, another major misfortune for males. In terms of size, Venus is almost a twin planet of Earth. To stay healthy, we all need to follow the rules (including the one about seat belts). Although women see doctors more often than men, men cost our society much more for medical care beyond age 65. For example, men are nearly 10 times more likely to get inguinal hernias than women, and five times more likely to have aortic aneurysms. Watch these fierce competitors face off in front of a live Zoom audience! Source: National Center for Health Statistics. And More…, Episode 694: Interview: Fred Watson, Australia's Astronomer at Large, Episode 693: Open Space 92: Why I Hate Embargoed News Stories, and More…, Episode 692: Open Space 91: Any Updates on Venus? In fact, karoshi, "death from overwork," is a recognized diagnosis in Japan, and it triggers compensatory payments to survivors. Published: January, 2010. Briony Horgan is an associate professor of Planetary Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. It has 81% the mass of Earth, while Mars only has 10% the mass of Earth. But why? If you’d like more information on those two planets, here’s a link to NASA’s Solar System Exploration Guide on Venus, and Hubblesite’s News Releases about Mars. RSS: https://www.universetoday.com/audio, What Fraser's Watching Playlist: Males and females are different from the very moment of conception. Venus orbits at an average distance of only 108 million km from the Sun, while Mars is an average of 228 million km. 30 Broad Street, Suite 801 Eat more: whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes, fish, low- or non-fat dairy products, and nuts and seeds. A research team writing in Nature in September say they’ve found high concentrations of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. Add malignant and benign diseases of the uterus and the perils of pregnancy and childbirth, and you'd suppose that women are the more fragile sex. Some of these genes may be linked to diseases that contribute to the excess male mortality throughout life. See no ads on this site, see our videos early, special bonus material, and much more.