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Is the average life expectancy of a pornographic actor significantly lower than the rest of the population?

The average life expectancy for a porn star cannot be calculated with the data from Jennings. The analysis by Jennings states: when the death ages of these porn stars were averaged He has simply ...
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Has anybody overdosed on marijuana and died?

From the DEA drug factsheet for marijuana: No death from overdose of marijuana has been reported.
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Did people in ancient times, who survived childhood and were not killed in wars, have roughly the same chance to reach old age as contemporary people?

This is only somewhat correct. Montagu (1994) did such a study, excluding infant deaths and later violent deaths, an concluded that The length of life for a population of ancient Greek and Roman ...
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Are vegetables, grains and fruit an important part of a healthy diet?

Summary There is some evidence that high consumption of plant foods can be associated with better health but not necessary with increased life expectancy, as observed in studies in vegetarians (Crit ...
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Did Galen Winsor swim in a spent fuel pool of a nuclear power plant?

If the claims of Mr. Winsor are true that he worked as a safety manager in a nuclear plant, it is highly unlikely that he was actually able to accomplish anything that would have legitimately given ...
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Is the average lifespan of a trans woman 30-32 years?

This seems implausible. It's estimated that about .2 to .3% of the population are trans. http://www.livescience.com/50635-bruce-jenner-transgender-prevalence.html The most frequently cited ...
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Is life expectancy "stalling" in the UK?

It isn't "stalling" but it is improving more slowly than the trend up to 2010. There is some wiggle room in the word "stalling" that makes it a hard claim to be precise about. But showing the actual ...
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Did people in ancient times, who survived childhood and were not killed in wars, have roughly the same chance to reach old age as contemporary people?

There is a well-known contemporary source that 70 was considered old age, but not miraculous. Psalm 90:10, KJV. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength ...
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Was life expectancy at birth in the EU in 2015 about 100 years?

Short answer The source does not make the claim "2015 life expectancy at birth in the EU will be 100 years". It makes a more vague statement "would be expected to live about 100 years&...
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Does this dog food double the lifespan of dogs?

This cited claim seems to made by Ward himself in the interview without any study to back it up. While not unreasonable, 27 years is already a very high upper bound achieved by only very few canines, ...
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Has anybody overdosed on marijuana and died?

There have been no deaths definitively caused by an overdose on cannabis. There is a "possible relationship" between cannabis and myocarditis, and myocarditis can be fatal, especially in children. ...
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Do people with mental illnesses die equal to other health issues?

The daily mail article faithfully summarizes the results of this scientific article. Risks of all‐cause and suicide mortality in mental disorders: a meta‐review A meta‐review, or review of ...
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Has anybody overdosed on marijuana and died?

Yes, at least one person has overdosed on marijuana and died, according to the scientific literature. Can cannabis kill? Characteristics of deaths following cannabis use in England (1998–2020) ...
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Is life expectancy "stalling" in the UK?

The graph might be better described as leveling off, reaching a plateau or stabilizing. Looking at the data here, you could say that life expectancy in the last 3 years has stabilized. Stalling is a ...
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Is the average life expectancy of a pornographic actor significantly lower than the rest of the population?

To supplement the @English Student answer: If one collects and averages the ages at the time of death of professional soccer players, the result will be more or less the same. The peculiarities of the ...
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Is life expectancy of an Amish person same as average in US?

I however find it doubtful that with all the medical advances people living with 18th century technologies have the same life expectancy. According to Health Risk Factors among the Amish: Results of ...
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