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In youthful India, elderly leaders still cling to power

Paonta Sahib - At an age when most people are enjoying retirement, India's oldest chief minister Virbhadra Singh is on the campaign trail, one of a number of ageing men still clinging to power in the youthful country.

A fifth of women over 65 in Europe disabled by 2047: study

Paris - More than one in five women and a sixth of men in Europe over the age of 65 will be afflicted by serious physical disabilities before mid-century, according to a study published Tuesday.

Can artificial intelligence aid human age-reversal?

Combating the human aging process, either for health reasons or reasons more attuned to simply living for longer, has occupied considerable amounts of scientific inquiry. The solution to combating cell aging may lie with artificial intelligence.

Studying a person’s blood says how old they are

Scientists have found a way to accurately determine how old a person is biologically from studying some newly identified biomarkers in the blood. This represents a step forward in estimating age and this will lead to medical benefits.

Does my hair look OK? World's oldest person turns 117 in style

Rome - Emma Morano, humanity's last known survivor of the 19th century, turned 117 in style on Tuesday, dressing up for the occasion and demanding to know "does my hair look all right?" before having her photograph taken.

Emma Morano, world's oldest person and egg fanatic

Verbania - In one month it will be Emma Morano's birthday. Though she hasn't invited anyone, people from around the world are still likely to turn up to celebrate with the last known person alive to have been born in the 19th century.

History beckons for Italy's 116-year-old record breaker

Verbania - As a young woman in the roaring 1920s, the world's oldest living person loved to go singing and dancing.Now 116-year-old Italian Emma Morano's next challenge is to see in the 2020s and become the oldest human being on record.

Put away the candy if you’re over 50

Ever wondered why kids can eat lots and lots of sweets without any ill effects? Noting at the same time that older people have problems coping with the sugar rush? Buck Institute researchers have an answer.

Corduroy the cat is the oldest living in the world

Corduroy the cat is a very special cat, for Guinness World Records has named the moggie the oldest living, since the cat has surpassed its 26th birthday.

Spain raises marrying age to 16

Spain no longer has the lowest marrying age in Europe, as the country raised the minimum age to get married. The country raised the age from 14 to 16.

Top surgeon gives age-resisting tips Special

Houston - Aging is part of the natural cycle. However it can be controlled, to an extent, by maintaining health and looking after the body, according to Dr. Mirwat Sami, who specializes in reconstructive surgery.

Locating the 'on-off' switch that controls cell aging

An on-and-off “switch” has been detected in human cells. Researchers think that the switch could hold the link to healthy aging.

Norway named best place to grow old

London - Norway is the best place to grow old, according to the latest Global AgeWatch index of 96 countries published on Wednesday, while Afghanistan is the worst.

Most women believe they look 5 years younger than they are

A new study undertaken in the UK has found that the majority of women believe that they look five years younger than their actual age, after taking a survey run by skincare brand Lancome Advanced Genefique.

Video: What it looks like to age 14 years in just 4 minutes

Frans Hofmeester is a Dutch filmmaker and he is a master of time-lapse portraiture. His films are composed of hundreds of video clips from children who are in their infancy to their early teens.

Elephants can tell gender, ethnicity in human voices

African elephants can distinguish the differences in human voices of people of various ages, ethnic groups and genders, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

FIFA boss Blatter wants IOC age limit scrapped

World soccer boss Sepp Blatter wants the International Olympic Committee to scrap its age limits for members, saying they should be voted out only if they are incapable of performing their duti

Age is the main determinant of breast cancer

According to a recent study, age is a key risk factor for breast cancer. The study has looked at the connection between cancer and the aging process and has found that DNA alterations contribute to age-related increases in breast cancer risk.

Parents underestimate the size of their youngest child

Most parents underestimate the size of their youngest child, often by several inches, according to a new study. This tends to become apparent when a second child is born.

Actor Junie Hoang loses date-of-birth claim against IMDb

A Seattle jury has rejected a claim by actor Junie Hoang after her date of birth was posted on Amazon’s Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

Woman, 104, too old for Facebook, had to lie about age

While some ladies have been known to lie about their age, Marguerite Joseph is nothing but proud of her 104 years. Only one problem, Facebook's settings say she is too old and automatically makes her 20 years younger.

How the stress of office of President aged Barack Obama

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown, goes the English saying. President Barack Obama certainly knows what that statement means. Photos of Obama when he took oath of office in 2008 and now show how the office of President takes a heavy physical toll.

How to 'spot' a giraffe's age?

The result of several decades of research has indicated that the age of a giraffe can be estimated by looking at the animal's spots.

New study says Earth, moon could be younger than first estimated

Livermore - A new research study, using a method that measures isotopes of lead and neodymium in lunar crustal rocks, suggests that the Earth and the moon could actually be millions of years younger than originally estimated.

'Scream' star feeling her age

'Scream 4' star Neve Campbell has admitted that working next to young starlets Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts made her feel old.

Charities call for better protection for tenants in cold homes

A group of 15 organisations have joined together to call on the government to better protect tenants who are living in cold, poorly insulated homes.

When men outnumber women, the women marry young

Ann Arbor - When men outnumber women, females marry younger and the age gap between spouses grows. Women don't stay on long because men are more motivated to commit. That's what a group of researchers have found.

Iraqi at centre of age dispute goes missing in UK

An Iraqi who is at the centre of an age dispute has gone missing. Rabar Hamad says he is 16, and many agree, but two social workers now say he is 20- which supporters feel could result in deportation.

Study shows girls in the US now reach puberty at a younger age

A new study shows that American girls are showing signs of puberty at an earlier age than ever, especially heavier girls with a high body-mass index. Today, twice as many girls as a decade ago begin breast development at age 7. Scientists are concerned.

Survey says one-third British lie about age, drinking habits, sex

A new survey by "Really" TV has revealed that more than one-third of British regularly lie about their age, drinking habits and sexual history.
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"Maybe I’m going for the perceived ‘older guys’ when I still have a lot of youthful energy," says Finley with a smile. "I’m not exactly young — I’m in my mid 50s — but it’s something I hope I can sustain for a long time. The youthful aspect of my stage work is great, but I can’t do those younger roles forever."
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