Longevity

Is running the best exercise?

Running is cheap, easy and reduces the risk of heart disease and early deaths. But do the health benefits outweigh those from other activities, such as walking, cycling or swimming?<p>According to a review of evidence in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Disease, runners live three years longer …

Exercise

Compound in aged cheese may prevent liver cancer, boost longevity

A new study suggests that there may be a simple way to help reduce the risk of liver cancer and extend lifespan: consume mushrooms, soy, whole …

Cancer

Why Cinnamon Is Insanely Good for You

Scientists have long suspected that cinnamon can help prevent blood-sugar spikes and protect against insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. …

Diabetes

Running May Give You More Time Than You Put In

If you think running is a waste of time, you might want to reconsider. A new study suggests that one hour of running could elongate your life by …

Exercise

The type of exercise that helps you live longer

Any type of exercise is good for your health. But in a recent study, researchers found that a specific type called high-intensity interval training …

Exercise

The Rich Are Living Longer and Taking More From Taxpayers - Bloomberg

We’re living longer and longer. Well, some of us.<p>Age 100 is now an imaginable goal for young people around the world with good health care. The …

Social Security

Here’s How Much Sex You Should Have Every Week

Sex and health go hand in hand.<p>Research has linked sex to a slimmer waistline, a stronger heart and a lower risk for prostate and breast cancers. …

Top 5 conditions that shorten lives — and are preventable

More bad news for plus-sized Americans: Obesity is the leading cause of preventable life-years lost in the nation, a new study finds.<p>Obesity steals more years than diabetes, tobacco, high blood pressure and high cholesterol — the other top preventable health problems that cut Americans' lives …

Obesity

Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging

Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.<p>Researchers used data on more than 4,000 people over 30, examining their brains with M.R.I. and measuring memory with psychological tests. All completed …

The Brain

Stimulate Brain During Youth: Improve Old Age Mental Health

Modifying lifestyle factors may influence cognitive health in later life and help to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.

The Brain

You may be getting older, but you can still do yoga

What do John Boehner, Bonnie Raitt and prisoners at Sing Sing have in common? Like 36 million other Americans, they do yoga, according to the April/May issue of AARP The Magazine, which features a special health section on “The United States of Yoga.”<p>It’s an ancient practice, after all.<p>It’s also …

Yoga

The Swedish six-hour workday could help you live longer

Forget diets, fitness centres and employee wellness programs. Companies may find shorter workdays are the route to reducing health-care costs.<p>That's …

Health Care

8 At-Home Anti-Aging Devices That Seriously Turn Back the Clock | Us Weekly

No celebrity facialist or cosmetic dermatologist on speed dial? No problem! Stylish editors rounded up eight great at-home anti-aging devices that …

Home Automation

Sufferers of joint pain need not be inactive

Staying active every day is a powerful elixir – it improves your performance, attitude and elevates your health. And this truth is not limited by age. The list of benefits from physical activity is long and well-documented, from reducing the risk of developing heart disease to better mental health. …

Exercise

Good news for cyclists: You might live longer

A recent study published in <i>The BMJ</i> finds that cycling or walking to work reduces the risk of death from all causes, when compared with non-active …

Cycling

Research Check: are Aussie women ageing up to 20 years faster than US women?

Across the developed world, looking older than your chronological age is considered a drawback. Western societies value physical beauty and vitality …

Research

Change in life expectancy in the U.S. by county between 1987 and...

Change in life expectancy in the U.S. by county between 1987 and 2007.

Geography

Global Warming May Get Americans Off the Couch More, Study Finds

WASHINGTON — Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.<p>With less chilly winters, Americans will be more likely to get outdoors, increasing their physical activity by as much as 2.5 percent …

Climate Change

Death in a social network encourages online friends to hold on more tightly

In the online world as in real life, the shadow of death is unavoidable. But just as in real life, death helps bring the survivors together, …

Networking

Childhood death of sibling might affect survivor’s lifespan

(Reuters Health) - Death of a sibling in childhood is associated with a greater risk of early death in the surviving brother or sister, researchers say.<p>"The public should be aware of children’s vulnerability after experiencing sibling loss, especially in the first year and for siblings of same sex …

Health briefs: After childhood cancer, a lifetime of health worries

Most of the growing number of survivors of childhood cancer end up facing a lifetime of chronic health problems as a result of their treatment, a …

Medicine

Drinking a lot of coffee might not be so bad after all

Coffee lovers can drink — and drink– to this: Downing four cups of Joe a day isn’t bad for your health, a new study has found.<p>The roughly 400 mg of …

Health

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Weight Loss

Naked mole-rats act like plants when they run out of air

They won't be winning any beauty contests, but naked mole-rats have plenty of weird tricks up their wrinkly pink sleeves. The creatures are …

Biology

Get Unused Group Age Report

Simple script that pulls all groups with no members and is not a member of any group. Then look at msDS-ReplValueMetaData attribute to validate it is …

Windows Server

Exercise linked with better brain health in midlife: 5 ways to reap the benefits

Those laps around the track could boost your memory and brain power: According to a large, comprehensive review published Monday in the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i>, exercise has a significant effect on brain health for those age 50 and older.<p>“Even in people who had some cognitive declines …

Exercise

A Simple Formula For Growing Young

<i>(This essay has been reprinted with permission from the publishers of</i> 80 Things to Do When You Turn 80<i>, edited by Mark Evan Chimsky and released in March 2017. Betty Finney is the author of</i> Growing Young<i>.)</i><p>In the past, men and women searched futilely for the Fountain of Youth. But they looked in all …

Naked mole rats have a superpower that can save human lives

The creatures may have the ability to survive by behaving like plants when deprived of oxygen.<p>Humans could learn a few things from naked …

Biology

Exercise can boost brain power, prevent heart damage

Looking for a magic elixir for health? There’s more evidence exercise may be it, improving thinking skills in older adults and protecting against heart damage in obese people, two separate studies published Monday show.<p>“Exercise has many, many benefits. ... I don’t know that we fully understand why …

Exercise

Becoming Your Best Self As You Age

Have you ever been driving down the road and suddenly become aware that you don’t know how you got there? It’s scary when you recognize you haven’t been paying attention for something as serious as maneuvering a car for the last five miles. Well, that’s the way I felt when I turned 61 this year and …