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Biological pathways which boost lifespan identified

Biologists have identified pathways which could extend lifespan by 500 percent. The finding, connected to cellular mechanisms. may pave the way for new and more effective anti-aging therapies.

Essential Science: Secret to living longer is more ‘rest’

If you want to live for longer, especially as you get older, then the answer, based on a new study, is to rest more and preferably to sleep more. This finding is drawn from a comparative review of people experiencing different lifestyles.

Global life expectancy up 5.5 years since 2000: WHO

Geneva - Global life expectancy grew by 5.5 years between 2000 and 2016, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning though that unequal income and access to healthcare translates into far shorter lives for many.

Cooler temperatures may affect lifespan

Do cooler temperatures alter lifespan of an animal? This question does not appear to have a general answer and is instead linked to the genes of an organism,

Lifespan 2040: US down, China up, Spain on top

Paris - Life expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations but the rankings will change dramatically, with Spain taking the top spot while China and the United States trade places, researchers said Wednesday.

Going to concerts is equivalent to a longer lifespan

A recent study revealed that regularly going to concerts is equivalent to a longer, healthier lifespan. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Nobel scientist says we can live to 150

With the potential advances in biomedicine, by how far could human life expectancy be extended? 150 years according to a Nobel Prize winning scientist.

Review: Why the office treadmill desk can fight your sitting blahs Special

It's an odd feeling at first: I'm typing and scrolling pages on my Macbook while strolling on the TR1200-DT7 LifeSpan Treadmill Desk, forcing my heart rate to rise higher than it normally does while editing news articles.

Women not living as long as before

London - Statistics from the U.K. show a drop in life expectancy for elderly females. This could be connected to cutbacks in care and changes to the lifestyle habits of baby boomers.

New drug greatly increases life span, reduces aging

A newly discovered drug has been found to extend lifespan and reverse the aging process by killing cells which cause us to grow older and provoke age-related diseases.

Role of reactive oxygen species on animal lifespans

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are chemically reactive molecules containing oxygen. There is an on-going debate to the extent that such chemicals are harmful to animals, including people. This is tied in with the debate around antioxidants.

Op-Ed: Can ibuprofen really extend life?

The over-the-counter drug ibuprofen increases life span in yeast, nematode worms, and fruit flies, a study shows. Would this effect really translate if taken by people?

Research study investigates why females live longer than males

Research from the University of Exeter has found that due to the pressures of mate competition and juvenile survival, male flies have shorter lifespans than females.

Study: Drinking sugar-sweetened sodas could make you age faster

San Francisco - A new research study has found that people who reported regular daily consumption of 20 ounces of sugar-sweetened soda have an increased rate of DNA ageing and that the ageing effect of consuming sugary sodas was comparable to the effect of smoking.

Anti-diabetic drug slows ageing and lengthens lifespan

Brussels - A study provides evidence that metformin, the world’s most widely used anti-diabetic drug, slows ageing and increases lifespan.

Long-form series on Slate examines the science of longevity

In Laura Helmuth's longevity series on Slate, she explores why we live so long in a long-form examination and invites the Slate audience to share their stories on what saved their lives.

Op-Ed: Your lifespan test is finally here

Your life-span test has arrived because the scientific community has designed a disturbing, non-invasive test that can precisely determine your lifespan. While this lifespan test is a major breakthrough, it has the potential for abuse and misuse.

Study: 60% of deaths in Ontario attributed to 5 unhealthy habits

Toronto - You probably know at least one person that drinks alcohol, smokes cigarettes, maintains an unhealthy diet, leads a sedentary lifestyle and has a lot of stress. It seems these five attributes contribute to a decrease in lifespan for Ontarians.

Simple blood test can determine how long you have left to live

A simple blood test that measures the length of telomeres will be able to determine with accuracy how much longer an individual has to live, but ethical and legal questions abound.

Study: People who drink alcohol live longer than non-drinkers

A new study shows that people who drink alcohol occasionally live longer than non-drinkers, despite the health risks involved with enjoying alcohol.

Herbal Extract May Increase Lifespan

The herbal extract of a yellow-flowered mountain plant indigenous to the Arctic regions of Europe and Asia increased the lifespan of fruit fly populations, according to a University of California, Irvine study.

Vitamins 'could shorten lifespan'

Researchers are now suggesting that taking certain vitamin supplements may affect people's lifespan--but not in the way you'd expect.

HIV patients live many expensive years after diagnosis

An American diagnosed with the AIDS virus can expect to live for about 24 years on average, and the cost of health care over those two-plus decades is more than $600,000, new research indicates.
 

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Using the LifeSpan treadmill desk, adding a second screen connected to my laptop.
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Using the LifeSpan treadmill desk.
Using the LifeSpan treadmill desk.
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A US government report showed the average life span in America dropped to 78.6 years  a decrease of ...
A US government report showed the average life span in America dropped to 78.6 years, a decrease of 0.1 year from 2016
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