Longevity

Study Finds Losing a Father May Change a Child's DNA

New research suggests that not having a dad in the house may have measurable effects on children at the molecular level.<p>The health and longevity of children who grow up without a father may suffer, according to a new study.<p>Researchers examined the DNA of 2,420 children from 20 U.S. cities in order …

Research

6 Myths About Aging: How to View Maturing in a Positive Light

Tamara LechnerAging is a natural process in life. Every single day you are older than you were the day before. Stereotypes about aging would have you …

state of mind

Mindset about personal activity correlated with lifespan, new Stanford research shows | Scope Blog

The mind is a powerful thing — a simple thought can have an immediate physiological effect. For instance, just thinking about something stressful can …

Stanford University

Lifelong marriage is going out of style for young people—and their grandparents

The marriage market is picking up, but not for young newlyweds.<p>According to data from the UK’s Office for National Statistics, people over age 65 are getting married more, and divorcing more, as life expectancy lengthens and other social changes alter the traditional patterns of long-term …

Marriage

Adult weight gain linked to major chronic diseases

(Reuters Health) - The weight that Americans typically gain between ages 20 and 50 may raise their risk of developing cancer, heart disease and other major illnesses, according to a new study.<p>Even those who only gained 10 pounds faced a higher risk of major chronic diseases and aging poorly, the …

Weight Loss

Stressful events can age your brain up to four years according to new study

Time to step up your relaxing bath sessions<p><b>Words by Amanda MacMilan</b><p><b>From the editors of Health</b><p>Stressful life events—like being fired from a job, …

The Brain

Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases

More than a third of the world’s dementia cases could be prevented by tackling lifestyle factors that increase an individual’s risk of suffering …

Dementia

What is Intermittent Fasting? » Gino

Intermittent Fasting, it may sound self-explanatory yet kind’a complicated to digest at first glance for this words. So what is intermittent fasting …

Weight Loss

Even modest weight gain in adulthood can hurt your health

Even a modest amount of weight gained between early adulthood and middle age may raise your risk of serious chronic disease and premature death, a new study suggests.<p>Compared to people whose weight remained stable, those who had gained 5 to 22 pounds by the time they were 55 had a higher risk of …

Weight Loss

Fat matters: How gaining weight kills

Gaining weight between the age of 18 and 55 leads to a "significantly elevated" risk of developing major chronic diseases, obesity-related cancers, …

Weight Loss

The Population Health Benefits Of A Healthy Lifestyle: Life Expectancy Increased And Onset Of Disability Delayed

• Neil Mehta1,* and<br>• Mikko Myrskylä2<p>1Neil Mehta (nkmehta{at}umich.edu) is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, …

Life Expectancy

This is the deadliest time of your life to put on weight

The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to die.<p>Weight gain in early and middle adulthood will increase health risks later in life, according to a study released Tuesday by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. People who gained a moderate amount of weight (5 to …

Weight Loss

Eating These Foods Can Boost Your Brainpower As You Age

They may protect you from the memory declines and brain blips​<p>The foods you eat to keep your body healthy might also help your brain: The same foods you eat to protect your heart might help you avoid age-related cognitive decline, new research presented at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association …

Nutrition

Drinking coffee makes you live longer – and so does wine, cats, Sriracha and more things that’ll buy you more time

Drink up, coffee makes you live longer, and while you’re at it, stay in school and eat more kale.<p>That morning cup of Joe you’re dying for could help …

Money

At the cellular level, a child's loss of a father is associated with increased stress

The absence of a father — due to incarceration, death, separation or divorce — has adverse physical and behavioral consequences for a growing child. …

Research

A Genetic Influence on Aging Into the 90s, But Not Beyond

<i>Summary: A new study challenges previous research into the role of the FOXO3 gene in super-aging. Researchers found the gene did, to a degree, play a</i> …

Neuroscience

Japan's doctors propose raising 'outdated' retirement age to 75

Campaigners say 65 to 74-year-olds should be classified as pre-old age to empower those who want to work or volunteer<p>Doctors have come up with a novel idea to help Japan keep pace with its rapidly ageing population: raising the definition of senior citizen to those aged 75 years and older.<p>A leading …

Japan

The Mediterranean diet may prevent dementia — here’s how to include it in your life

By now, you’ve probably heard the Mediterranean diet can do everything from sharpen your brain, protect against stomach cancer, and improve heart …

Diets

Mediterranean-style diet linked to lower risk of dementia

Eating right may help protect your brain health in old age, according to four new studies.<p>In particular, the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for …

Nutrition

Revealed: The secret about meals that is 'key to losing weight'

Those in search of a new weight loss plan are in luck. A major new study has revealed that eating a big breakfast, medium lunch and small dinner is …

Weight Loss

Stressful experiences 'can age the brain by four years'

<b>Stressful events in life, such as the death of a child, divorce or being fired, can age the brain by at least four years, US researchers suggests.</b><p>They looked at performance in memory and thinking tests of 1,300 people in their 50s to gauge brain health.<p>The study did not look at the risk of dementia …

The Brain

Could doing crosswords make your brain 10 years younger?

In a study that could help with future dementia prevention<p>Doing regular crosswords can help improve brain function in later life, so much so that …

The Brain

Two New Studies Say Coffee Could Be Key To Longer Life

The cure for what ails you?<p>Despite our penchant for reporting on coffees with names like Black Insomnia and Ass Kicker (one is the strongest brew in …

Coffee

Rises in life expectancy 'levelling off'

<b>Austerity may be starting to affect how long we live in England, according to a leading health expert.</b><p>Life expectancy has been rising for decades, but the latest data shows the rate of increase has slowed.<p>University College London expert Sir Michael Marmot said he was "deeply concerned" by the …

Life Expectancy

Despite the hype, intermittent fasting isn't a magic weight-loss cure

I joined in a wave of the intermittent fasting trend about 10 years ago - before I was a dietitian. That's when most of the writings on the topic …

Weight Loss

New Study Reveals Major Health Report All Married Couples Will Want To See...

Advertisement - story continues below<p>Extensive new research has revealed that people who are single into old age or widowed are much more likely to …

Conservative POV

Brain Aging May Be Accelerated By ‘Inflammatory’ Diet

Source: Getty ImagesThe brain-healthy effects of a Mediterranean-type diet and similar dietary patterns may be due to nutrients that decrease …

Nutrition

Anti-Aging Breakthroughs: Why You'll Live Longer Than Your Parents | Reader's Digest

More exercise<p>Monkey-Business-Images/ShutterstockGetting older doesn't have to mean becoming frail and disabled. You can have a great quality of life …

Health

Rate of improvement in life expectancy halves since 2010

Improvements in life expectancy in England have virtually ground to a halt in the past seven years, while spending cuts are having “a significant …

Life Expectancy

Online tool predicts heart risk in young adults

(Reuters Health) - An online calculator may help young people predict their risk of developing heart disease in middle age - in time to make lifestyle changes to minimize their odds of a heart attack or stroke, a U.S. study suggests.<p>For the study, researchers examined the accuracy of results from …

Diabetes