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Why Do Israeli Men Live So Long?

Men in Israel have one of the highest life expectancies in the world – 81 years – according to the World Health Organization. By comparison, men living in OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries have an average life expectancy of 77.7 and the world average is 68.8. So, why do Israeli men have this advantage? A new study proposes an unexpected theory.

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Honoring World Kindertransport Day

Seventy-eight years ago today, a train full of 200 children from a Jewish orphanage in Berlin arrived in Harwich, Great Britain. It was the first convoy in what came to be known as Kindertransport. Kindertransport (children’s transport) was a series of rescue missions that relocated thousands of Jewish children under the age of 17 from Nazi Germany to Great Britain. Carried out between 1938 and 1940, Kindertransport moved more than 10,000 children out of Nazi territory – first from Germany and then also from Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland – and placed them in foster homes, hostels, schools, or farms throughout Great Britain.


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