Longevity

Weight Gain and Aging: An explanation and solution

First we grow longer. Then we grow wider. People assume that weight gain is just another unavoidable insult in the aging process. They’re wrong.<p>Such thinking characterizes many of our notions about “normal” aging. Other casualties in this category include your bone, balance, muscle and marbles. …

Exercise

Living with children makes women more sleep deprived than men

Women with children in the house are more tired than men but also women without children.<p>Women who live with children are more likely to be sleep …

Women's News

Why you should eat 10 portions of fruit or vegetables a day

image credit | iStock<p>Eating 800 grams a day (about ten portions*) of fruit or vegetables could reduce your chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer, …

Nutrition

More lessons from Dolly the sheep: Is a clone really born at age zero?

It took years of attempts before scientists were able to clone a mammal from an adult cell<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>In 1997 Dolly the sheep was introduced to the world by biologists Keith Campbell, Ian Wilmut and colleagues. Not just any lamb, Dolly was a clone. …

Genetics

This Experimental Diet Slows Ageing and Staves Off Disease — If You Can Stand It

With the help of a small stool, Mercy Carrion clambers onto an examination table. The obese 50-year-old woman stands just 115.6 cm (3 feet, 9.5 …

Metabolism

Suffering from backpain? Then you are more likely to die at an early age: Study

by <b>Sekhar Maddala</b><p>Sunday, February 26, 2017<p>A team of researchers from the university of Sydney has found that back pain victims are 13 percent more …

Chronic Pain

Fasting diet 'could reverse diabetes and regenerate pancreas'

A fasting diet has the ability to regenerate the pancreas and could potentially reverse diabetes, researchers have found.<p>A US study, published in …

Diabetes

Healthy Aging: 10 simple steps to a better life

I’m not suggesting your life is not good, but I have a few ideas to make it even better. In fact, maybe a whole lot better.<p>If you’re already …

Health

Why Men Have Such a Hard Time With Aging

Researchers are focusing on a factor that makes aging harder for men: having to let go of their sense of masculinity.<p>That sense includes things like the need to be strong and stoic, or that it’s weak to ask for help. The trouble is, such ideas are a bad fit with the realities of old age, leaving …

Lifestyle

Is Red Wine Healthier Than White Wine?

By Kerri-Ann Jennings Whether you prefer white or red wine is generally a matter of taste.But if you want the healthiest pick, which should you …

Inflammation

Regular aerobic exercise in middle age increases the chances of survival of stroke in old age: Research

by <b>Sekhar Maddala</b><p>Sunday, February 26, 2017<p>Scientists claim that Regular exercise in middle age increases the chances of survival and also reduces the …

Exercise

Mindfulness has potential to help aging population, but more study required say experts

A review of 27 mindfulness studies have revealed that while mindfulness has potential to help aging population there is need to carry out more …

Mindfulness

How blood can be rejuvenated

When we are young, our blood stem cells produce an even and well-balanced number of red and white blood cells according to need. As we age, however, …

Biology

Want to beat back the Grim Reaper? These are the best sports to prevent early death.

Curious exercise researchers at the University of Sydney examined 11 different health surveys on more than 80,000 people (average age: 52) over nine …

Exercise

Study: Strenuous exercise may lower sex drive in men

New research suggests too much working out can have a negative effect on the male libido.

Exercise

Open Mike: I Rock!

I turn 60 today. (But I hardly look a day over 59.)<p>I see this as a good thing.<p>I think what it means is that I've transmogrified from an increasingly …

Life Expectancy

If You Want to Prevent Dementia, Here's What To Know

You've heard the saying before: “use it or lose it.” Studies show that people who utilize their brains more—by furthering their education, learning a …

Dementia

Lower your fitness age: 5 ways to maintain the body of a 20-year-old for life

Like most fit guys, you’re probably addicted to numbers.<p>Chances are you know your max bench and squat, and you might have a pretty good fix on your …

Exercise

New Harvard Study on How Old Food Shortens Your Lifespan

It’s happened to all of us. You’ve carefully planned your menu and shopped for ingredients. Only to find the meat’s sell-by-date has passed. Not by …

Meat

You, old? Not until you're 75

Call it age-inflation: Middle aged now begins at 50 and runs until 75, say social policy experts Don and Patricia Edgar.<p>By this definition, a third …

Middle Age

This one country will soon have the longest life expectancy in the world — by a lot

Congratulations are in order — we’re living longer than ever before! But don’t get too excited, America — in fact, your future stats aren’t all that …

Study shows common habit wreaks havoc on men's heart health

(Reuters Health) – Men with a history of heavy drinking are more likely to have stiff walls in the arteries that supply blood to the heart, an …

Wellness

Why sitting is not the ‘new smoking’

Sitting has been branded the “new smoking” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down office jobs.<p>Over the past 15 …

Diabetes

This Is a Sneaky Early Sign of Dementia

If a loved one starts spending more than nine hours in bed every night, it may be a sign that something is wrong.<p>Older adults who begin sleeping more …

Dementia

Smart Kids Are More Likely To Experiment With Pot And Alcohol

Just like adults.<p>How’s this for peer pressure? Not only do the cool kids smoke pot, but it turns out the smart kids do, too.<p>We joke, of course. But a new study suggests that teens with high scores on academic exams were almost twice as likely as low-scoring peers to use cannabis persistently at …

Teens

How Silicon Valley Is Trying to Hack Its Way Into a Longer Life

The titans of the tech industry are known for their confidence that they can solve any problem--even, as it turns out, the one that's defeated every …

Silicon Valley

AARP Mischaracterizes a Good Reform Proposal as an ‘Age Tax’

The AARP, the nation’s largest association of retired persons, is criticizing a proposal to more closely align premiums with actual health care …

Health Care

Looking Good And Feeling Fine Over The Age Of 65

As we enter our mature years there can be the assumption that we begin to care less about our appearance. Perhaps there's an element of optimism that it will be okay to put in less time and effort - and we'll be able to enjoy unhealthy pursuits guilt-free.<p>In reality this is nonsense. In our society …

Exercise

Medical expenses rise along with life expectancy

A study published in the renowned British medical journal The Lancet, in October 2015, brought some very good news about improved health and …

Diabetes

Don’t dread old age. I’m 94, and I won’t spend my last years in fear of the Tories

I lived through the 30s and 80s and know the only way to beat the tyranny of austerity is through defiance. As long as you can love, there’s a purpose to life<p>I have lived a very long time. Tomorrow, it will be exactly 94 years ago that a midwife with a love of harsh gin and rolled cigarettes …

Old Age