Longevity

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number.<p>A study …

Exercise

Why the white middle class is dying faster, explained in 6 charts

The complicated collapse of middle-aged white Americans.<p>In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a surprising conclusion: Middle-aged white Americans are dying younger for the first time in decades, despite positive life expectancy trends in other wealthy countries and other segments of the US …

Social Justice

Staring at boobs may give a boost to male lifespans

It is the secret we are all trying to unlock – how to live long and happy lives.<p>Science has found the key success, well, for men anyway.<p>In the United …

Lifestyle

Ageing is a disease. Gene therapy could be the 'cure'

After her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Elizabeth Parrish began researching gene therapy treatments. She then started testing them on herself<p>In September 2015, Elizabeth Parrish flew from Seattle to Colombia to receive an experimental treatment.<p>Craig Venter wants to tackle the ultimate …

Gene Therapy

Increasing Lifespans: Will 90 Eventually Become The New 60?

It’s a comforting message, in a sour-grapes sort of way. It sounds wise and mature, suggesting that we put aside childish dreams and accept once and …

Disease

Alcohol Really Is Good for Your Heart—Most of the Time

Alcohol, in moderation, has a reputation for being healthy for the heart. Drinking about a glass of wine for women per day, and two glasses for men, …

Alcohol

Loss of smelling ability linked to increased death risk

New research has linked the sense of smell with one's death. This finding is said to be different from other health variables such as age, gender and chronic mental disorders like dementia.<p><b>Also Read:</b> <b>Woman reveals why THIS surgery turned her into a sex addict!</b><p>This study was carried out by …

There’s been a surge of deaths among some white middle-aged Americans

For the most part, Americans are living longer lives than they did decades ago — but one particular class, white middle-aged men and women with no high school degree, has not seen such luck.<p>The mortality rate for white Americans with no more than a high school degree was about 30% lower than the …

Public Health

Being An Older Mom Comes With Some Major Advantages

Children of older mothers are less likely to face harsh discipline, and more likely to thrive.<p>Women in developed countries are waiting longer than ever to get pregnant ― and that may actually be a good thing for their children, according to new research.<p>Women are usually told that getting pregnant …

Parenting

Purging the body of 'retired' cells could reverse ageing, study shows

Findings raise possibility that a future therapy that rids the body of senescent cells might protect against the ravages of old age<p>Purging retired cells from the body has been shown to undo the ravages of old age in a study that raises the prospect of new life-extending treatments .<p>When mice were …

Old Age

Best way to combat Alzheimer’s is a healthy lifestyle, studies show

Lifestyle choices remain the best way to prevent and reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s, according to another failed drug trial and a five-day-long …

Alzheimer's Disease

Exercise can improve health in older patients with heart disease

Older people dealing with heart disease have often been told to take it easy, but the best way to get better may be to get moving.<p>Physical activity helps reduce symptoms and allows these patients to keep performing everyday tasks, like carrying groceries or climbing stairs, and stay independent, …

Exercise

Drug 'reverses' ageing in animal tests

<b>A drug that can reverse aspects of ageing has been successfully trialled in animals, say scientists.</b><p>They have rejuvenated old mice to restore their stamina, coat of fur and even some organ function.<p>The team at Erasmus University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, are planning human trials for what …

Medicine

Science says: this workout may be able to reverse the ageing process

High-intensity interval training or HIIT as it is affectionately known in gyms around the world may be the key, so science says, to reversing the …

Exercise

New Protein Hints at a Fountain of Youth in Blood

It’s another tantalizing finding in an area of anti-aging research that has had mixed results.<p>A new protein has been isolated that appears to make …

4 Lifestyle Changes that Can Cut Your Cancer Risk

A lot of news about cancer shines the spotlight on new and exciting drugs or treatments. Lost in the shuffle is something scientists have long known: …

Cancer

Study Links Moderate Drinking With Heart Benefits

Long Story Short<p>Bottoms up. At least a little bit. A new study has linked moderate drinking to a lower risk of certain heart conditions.<p>Long Story<p>Alcohol increasingly seems to be in the crosshairs of public health and legislators in the West. In the United States, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has …

Alcohol

Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century

Authors<p>In “Mortality and morbidity in the 21st Century,” Princeton Professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton follow up on their groundbreaking 2015 paper …

Social Justice

Get Hiit to Stay Fit and Live Longer

shutterstock<p>By now, a few bouts of high-intensity interval training a week should be a bedrock part of your training regimen. After all, HIIT has …

10 Healthiest Countries in the World

Another day, another ranking of the world's best. This week? The Bloomberg Global Health Index evaluated 163 countries, looking for the world's healthiest based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death, and health risks including malnutrition, high blood pressure, and tobacco use. …

Life Expectancy

Drinking Tea May Help Improve Cognitive Function - AARP

7 hours ago ... University research suggests that there are many health benefits of tea, to include improving brain health and cognitive function.

Wellness

Drug that reverses ageing could be available to buy in just three years time

A drug that reverses ageing could be on the market by 2020, scientists have said.<p>Researchers working with two biotech firms hope to begin testing the …

Medicine

Stunning Fact: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Eat More to Live More

A large new study finds a relationship between consumption of red hot chili peppers and mortality. This post from Big Think discusses why you should …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Association between clinically recorded alcohol consumption and initial presentation of 12 cardiovascular diseases: population based cohort study using linked health records

Fernández-Solà J. Cardiovascular risks and benefits of moderate and heavy alcohol consumption.Nat Rev Cardiol2015;356:576-87. …

Medical Journals

Harvard scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging

DNA repair is essential for cell vitality, cell survival, and cancer prevention, yet cells’ ability to patch up damaged DNA declines with age for …

Biology

Molecule kills elderly cells, reduces signs of aging in mice

Even if you aren’t elderly, your body is home to agents of senility—frail and damaged cells that age us and promote disease. Now, researchers have …

Medicine

Study Shows That Waiting Until Your 30s to Give Birth Can Increase Your Child's Intelligence

We already know that waiting to have kids comes with its fair share of perks. Aside from getting to enjoy your prepregnancy bod for a while longer, …

Parenting

Middle-Aged Men Need More Friends

Men and friendship. By middle age, many have too little of it. And it’s a threat to men’s health.

Building local aging innovation ecosystems

Introduction<p>Cities have become increasingly important in shaping the economic and cultural life of our societies. As the number of older people …

Cities

Want to live past 100? Centenarians share their secrets

Gertrude Siegel is 101 and hears it all the time. “Everyone says ‘I want to be just like you.’ I tell them to get in line,” she said.<p>John and Charlotte Henderson, 104 and 102, often field questions from wannabes eager to learn their secrets.<p>“Living in moderation,” he said. “We never overdo …