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The Biden factor: The importance of maintaining health as we age Special

As Joe Biden becomes the oldest President ever in U.S. political history, a leading expert provides key tips for men as they age in terms of maintaining fitness and overall health.

Life expectancy in the U.S. experiences major drop

Life expectancy has shown a significant drop in the U.S. While the fall is across all ethnic groups, it is the Black and Latino community that shows the most marked decline.

A dog's life: Scientists find new formula for canine age

Washington - A well-known "rule of paw" holds that you can tell how old your pooch is in human terms by multiplying its age in years by seven.

Essential Science: Can blood plasma therapy reduce aging?

It appears that by diluting blood plasma it is possible to rejuvenate tissue. Through this is may be possible to reverses aging. At this stage the process is based on studies conducted using mice. Going forwards a human therapy could be possible.

Can calorie restriction prevent the negative effects of aging?

New research has explored the impact of calorie restriction on the rate of aging and in relation to the 'negative' effects of getting older. The data to date relates to an animal model, paving the way for further studies.

The secret to longer life is cellular recycling

The answer to longer life may lie with a particular protein, according to new research. The protein is called p62, which is a selective autophagy protein. The protein plays an important role in the aging process.

Australian men live longer than any other group of males

New data analysis reveals that Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world. The data has been normalized for historical mortality conditions.

In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk

Hakata - Ballooning healthcare costs, labour shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time Sunday, the world's top policymakers are tackling economic issues relating to ageing and shrinking birthrates.

In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk

Hakata - Ballooning healthcare costs, labour shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time Sunday, the world's top policymakers are tackling economic issues relating to ageing and shrinking birthrates.

Artificial intelligence predicts disease risk in aging seniors

Edmonton - Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. and Health City – a non-profit economic development initiative for the Edmonton region – are to collaborate on a project that uses artificial intelligence to help predict frailty in older adults.

New drug could combat the aging process

People get older, their bodies age and there’s not much that can be done to prevent this, right? Perhaps there is something. Researchers have been looking at Fisetin, which is a naturally-occurring chemical with potential anti-aging benefits.

Baby boom for some nations, bust for others: study

Paris - Soaring birth rates in developing nations are fuelling a global baby boom while women in dozens of richer countries aren't producing enough children to maintain population levels there, according to figures released Friday.

Robot tells MPs how AI can transform elderly care

London - British parliamentarians recently questioned a robot named Pepper about matters relating to automation and artificial intelligence. One line of questioning was about elderly care, and the robot demonstrated how AI can make a difference.

Big deal for AI-powered longevity biotechnology

New technologies, backed by investors seeing market growth, are paving the way for new biotechnology research into age related diseases. These diseases can be tackled by reducing the signs and symptoms of aging. One example is a new startup, called Napa.

Researchers reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles

Birmingham - Scientists have successfully reversed aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss, albeit it only in a mouse model (so far). Later steps will involve trials involving human subjects.

New research into regenerative stem cell therapies: Q&A Special

Dr. Joshua Hare is leading research into development of regenerative stem cell therapies for aging-related diseases — including Alzheimer’s — to improve quality of life. He shares with Digital Journal his current research.

Is aging a disease that can be cured? Special

New York - The oldest person that we know of lived to be 122 years old. Is that the limit? Is aging a disease that can be conquered and reversed? Scientists think it may be possible – and sooner than we think.

Dutch scientists say human lifespan has limits

Den Haag - Dutch researchers claimed Thursday to have discovered the maximum age "ceiling" for human lifespan, despite growing life expectancy because of better nutrition, living conditions and medical care.

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.

Social impact of digital inequality revealed

The digital age is making life easier for many, especially in terms of accessing and exchanging information. Digital literacy is especially important for accessing health services and government portals. But what about those left behind?

Digital transformation and the aging workforce

Digital transformation is seen as a key business goal for many organizations. The transitioning of services to a cloud and other ventures may seem second nature to younger employees; for older workers, it's a different matter.

Genetics reveals some of the secrets for long life expectancy

Crete - Researchers have been keenly studying the populace of isolated Greek village, called Mylopotamos, in order to understand the ‘genetic secrets’ that appear to confer protection against heart disease.

Essential Science: Methylene Blue as an anti-aging treatment

Aging is inevitable for living organisms and part of the course of life. With modern medicine life expectancy can be extended and there are various ‘tricks’ to give the appearance of not aging. But is true slowing down of aging possible?

Cannabis reverses brain aging process in new study

Bonn - The new study relates to an animal model. Here scientists have restored the memory performance of Methuselah mice to a juvenile stage. The leading question is: could this effect also be seen with people?

Climate-related bridge collapses — We're underestimating the risk

Repairing or replacing the nation's crumbling bridges is just one part of President Trump's $1.0 trillion budget proposal to update U.S. infrastructure. However, our current means of assessing their vulnerability may need to be updated.

$12 billion startup wants to cure baldness, smooth out wrinkles

The San Diego-based company has attracted $300 million in funding and a heady valuation thanks to a pipeline of what could be revolutionary treatments to regenerate hair, skin, bones, and joints.

Increased rates of exercise correlate with reduced risk of death

Many people struggle to meet health recommendations for daily exercise. Some, instead, manage intensive weekend bursts. This may also have benefits, according to a new study.

New link between reduced calories and life expectancy

The association between a lower calorie intake and a longer life expectancy has been the subject of research for several years, with data supporting and disproving the link. A new study reports in favor, based on an animal model.

Mediterranean diet beneficially affects brain volume

New research indicates that the Mediterranean diet leads to a positive impact on brain health. This is based upon brain volume being maintained at a higher rate.

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.
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