Longevity

Chores reduce risk of heart diseases: study

People don't have to go to the gym to see benefits of physical activity, according to new study<p>Doing more housework can reduce the risk of death by …

Wellness

Daily dose of cannabis extract could reverse brain’s decline in old age, study suggests | Science

Researchers have come up with an unusual proposal to slow, or even reverse, the cognitive decline that comes with old age: small, daily doses of …

Cannabis

Want to stay strong as you age? Find a purpose.

After making it through the maelstrom of middle age, many adults find themselves approaching older age wondering, “What will give purpose to my life” now that the kids have flown the nest and retirement is in the cards?<p>How they answer can have significant implications for their health.<p>Over the past …

News (U.S.)

101 Not Out: Queensland's centenarian farmer still going strong

Email<p>The saying “love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life” could not be truer for 101 year old farmer Max Hockey. He hung up his …

Don’t overthink your exercise: just 2.5 hours per week of any kind could help you live longer

Walking to work and cleaning your house both qualify.<p>With the explosion of boutique gyms and spin classes and ultramarathons, it can feel like exercise should be both expensive and extreme. But researchers are finding that it really doesn’t seem to matter what kind of physical activity you do to …

Wellness

Being single could help you live longer

Stop worrying about being single – it could actually help you live longer.<p>You’ve probably lost track of the number of times someone has asked “so …

Johns Hopkins University

Research Suggests Men Should Skip the Gym Workouts and Play Sports

Playing sports predicted men's physical activity into their 80s more than any other form of recreation.<p>Men who play sports throughout their lives are …

Old Age

20 Reasons To Love Your Age

Good grounds for feeling stronger, healthier, and happier in your 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond.<p><b>1. You may have a more active social life.</b><br>Researchers found that although people have fewer close relation­ships as they age, they compensate by becoming more involved. (Here's how volunteering keeps …

Happiness

30 minutes of housework can slash your risk of early death

Doing just 30 minutes of housework five days a week can slash the risk of early death by a third.<p>Researchers tracked 130,000 adults in 17 countries …

Lifestyle

Doing housework can be as good for you as the gym, says study

It could even extend your life...<p>Excellent news for those of who don't make it to the gym quite as often as probably should (guilty) because a major …

Exercise

Vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are enough exercise to protect heart and extend life, study finds

Vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are both enough exercise to protect your heart and extend your life, a global study has shown.<p>Scientists found that 30 minutes of activity per day, or 150 minutes per week, reduced the risk of death from any cause by 28 per cent and rates of heart disease by a …

Heart Disease

Just 30 minutes of activity over 5 days could save lives

A study of people living in 17 wealthy and less wealthy nations has found that all forms of physical activity, be it working out in the gym, walking …

Medicine

Get up, stand up: including exercise in everyday life healthier than gym, says study

Taking the stairs and getting off the bus a stop early are more likely to protect against heart disease and early death than working out, research shows<p>Incorporating physical activity into our everyday lives, from taking the stairs to holding “walkaround” meetings in the office, is more likely to …

Wellness

Why Playing a Sport Should Be Your New Workout

People who play a sport are more likely to stay healthy and fit as they age, according to a new study published in <i>BMJ Open</i>, compared to those who do …

Old Age

Improvements In Air Pollution Offer Concrete Benefits In Terms Of Longer Lives: Michael Greenstone

Last week, a study on the impact of air pollution on life expectancy was undertaken by Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Professor in …

Pollution

Nigeria: Nigeria's Life Expectancy Has Increased By 8 Years, Study Shows

[This Day] The life expectancy in Nigeria has increased considerably even though people in many other sub-Sahara African countries still live longer …

Heart Disease

Prolonged standing poses inreased risk of cardiovascular disease, study shows

Researchers have likened the effects to smoking<p>Many people use them at work to alleviate the effects of prolonged sitting, but new research suggests …

Cardiovascular Disease

Do You Recover From Workouts More Slowly in Middle Age?

All of this creates a familiar chicken-and-egg question. Do I recover more slowly these days because I’m old, which prevents me from training as hard as I used to and consequently makes me less fit? Or do I recover more slowly simply because I don’t train the way I used to, which in turn makes me …

Middle Age

Why You Should Worry About Coca-Cola More Than Opioids

The opioid epidemic has received a lot of media and political attention recently, much more than food-related diseases such as diabetes. Axios …

Alzheimer's Disease

Opioids Are Shaving Months Off U.S. Life Expectancy

The United States has an opioid problem. Heroin overdose deaths rates have tripped since 2010 according to one report—and overall opioid overdose …

Life Expectancy

Studies Find Ketogenic Diets Promote Longevity and Memory in Mice

Ketogenic diets are this year’s weight-loss silver bullet. While we should approach every diet with a healthy dose of skepticism, the more studies …

Weight Loss

The six ingredients for a longer, happier life

Often, when we discuss health and longevity, we talk about the individual parts rather than the harmony of the whole.<p>But it is the combination of the …

University of Sydney

Owls hold secret to ageless ears

BBC News<p><b>Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.</b><p>Previously, starlings have been found to have this ability, suggesting birds are protected from age-related hearing loss.<p>Understanding more about the "ageless ears" of barn owls could help develop new …

Birds

Want Hearing That Never Gets Worse With Age? This Animal Could Hold The Key

Even in old age they have perfect hearing.<p>Hearing is something that unfortunately always seems to go with age.<p>There is one animal however that …

Owls

The opioid epidemic is so bad it's driving down life expectancy in the US

More than 52,000 people died of overdoses in 2015<p>The opioid epidemic is pushing down the life expectancy in the US, new research says. Once a leader in longevity, the US has dropped behind most other high-income countries — due in large part to accidental deaths from prescription and illicit …

Opioid Crisis

Opioid Overdoses Are Shortening Overall Life Expectancy

In a new study of the leading causes of death in the U.S., researchers say that opioids have contributed to a shortening of life …

News

America’s opioid problem is so bad it’s cutting into U.S. life expectancy

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city’s history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4.<p>Those numbers underscore the dizzying size of the current opioid crisis, and the report of the New York bust …

News (U.S.)

Dogs Who Live with Smokers May Suffer from Premature Aging

Source: SC Psychological Enterprises Ltd<p>Current estimates indicate that between 30 and 40 percent of all pets dogs live in a home that contains at …

Animal Behavior

Health24.com | Can you reverse your heart's age?

September is National Heart Awareness Month in South Africa. Turn back the clock and give your heart a second chance.

Nutrition

Sharks can live a lot longer than researchers realized

Errors in past studies could undermine conservation plans.<p>Many sharks are living much longer than was thought, according to a major review of studies …

Fish