Tag: Aging

Young Blood Transfusions To Stop Aging Unproven And Potentially Harmful, FDA Warns

FDA warned the public about plasma blood transfusions that are supposed to halt aging and treat a range of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. The FDA said the treatment is not proven effective and is potentially dangerous.

Public Health February 20, 2019

Scientists Look At Worms To Understand Longevity And Aging

LSI researchers used Caenorhabditis elegans or roundworms as a genetic model organism for studying aging. They found the cause of the physiological functional decline in tiny aging worms and how to delay the process.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019

AI Can Predict Which People Will Age Better Than Others

Scientists used machine learning to find signs that can predict whether a person will remain strong and healthy up to old age. They found biosignatures that can be used to someday develop treatments for diseases associated with age.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 21, 2018

Loneliness More Prevalent Among People In Their late-20s, Mid-50s, And Late-80s

It has been established that more and more adults have moderate to severe loneliness. However, a new study specified those in the late 20s, mid-50s, and late 80s to be the most attacked by feeling of 'subjective distress.'

Healthy Living/Wellness December 18, 2018

Telomerase Structure Discovery May Lead To Drugs That Combat Aging And Cancer

Researchers revealed a more detailed structure of the enzyme telomerase linked to cellular aging. Why is it important in the development of drugs that fight cancer and delay aging?

Medicine April 29, 2018

Children With Rare Rapid Aging Disease Could Live Longer, Thanks To A New Study Drug

Children who suffer from the rare genetic disease progeria may have a chance at a longer life. The drug lonafarnib, which was originally created for cancer patients, has been used in a test to treat children who have progeria.

Medicine April 24, 2018

Adults As Old As 79 Years Old Still Produce New Brain Cells

Just like a younger brain, the aging human brain can still form new neurons but why does the brain deteriorate in old age? A closer look at the hippocampus offers some clues.

Neuroscience April 6, 2018

Severely Restricting Calories Can Slow Down Human Aging Process And Metabolism

Previous studies have shown that restricting the caloric intake of different animals can make them live longer. Now a new study has been released saying that restricting calories for humans can also slow down their aging process.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 2018

Aging Is Inevitable: Math Shows Humans Can Never Be Immortal

A mathematical proof has shown that it is impossible to stop the natural process of aging. Here's what scientists have to say about human mortality.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 2, 2017

Chemical That Mimics Sunlight To Give Suntan May Prevent Skin Cancer And Slow Down Aging

A new chemical that can produce suntan without the damaging effects of UV radiation may be used along with sunscreen. Here's how it works for better protection against skin cancer and aging.

Medicine June 14, 2017

Want To Add Extra Years To Your Lifespan? High Levels Of Physical Activity Can Help

A study revealed that people with high physical activity levels age lesser than those who have a sedentary lifestyle. Researchers studied the cellular structure to determine how the aging process altered with the variation of the activity levels.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2017

High-Intensity Interval Training Combats Aging Process In The Elderly: Study

A new study touts high-intensity interval training or HIIT as a potential tool to combat cellular aging in the elderly. Find out how this exercise stops aging, on top of other benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2017

Worried About Aging? Chuck Out 'Retired' Cells, Says Study

To combat old-age-related studies, a new study has suggested removing old senescent cells with a drug. Already tested on old rats, it had positive results showing enhanced stamina, youthfulness, and better functioning of organs.

Medicine March 24, 2017

Less Spanking, More Positive Parenting: New Study Highlights Perks Of Being An Older Mother

A new Danish study has found that 'older' women are more likely to handle parenting better than their younger counterparts. Here are some likely benefits of delaying motherhood according to the research.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Here’s How Interval Training Can Stop Aging In Its Tracks

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is seen to help slow the aging process. In a new study, it appears to lead cells into creating more proteins to feed their energy-producing mitochondria.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 8, 2017

How To Age Gracefully: Lifestyle Changes That Keep You Looking Young

If beauty is only skin deep, then the best way to preserve your youth is to take care of your epidermis. Study suggests that sleep, exercise, and sunscreen could shave 10 years off your appearance.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2017

Fasting Mimicking Diet Reduces Risk Factors For Aging And Age-Related Diseases: Study

The fasting-mimicking diet tricks the body into thinking it is fasting and was found effective at reducing risk factors for aging and age-related diseases. FMD, however, is not recommended for everyone.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 21, 2017

Sitting Too Much Makes Women Age Faster: Counter Accelerated Aging With These 5 Tips

A new study reveals too much sitting can speed up the aging process for women, but adds that it’s possible to slow it down through regular exercise and daily physical activity.

Public Health January 24, 2017

Calorie Restriction Diet Found To Extend Monkey Life By Years: Will It Work On Humans Too?

Calorie restriction in one's diet has often been wrapped in controversy, and now a new set of findings reveal that it helps monkeys live healthier, longer lives. But do the seeming benefits actually apply to humans?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

Live Long And Prosper: Restricting Calories Helps Rhesus Monkeys Live Longer, Healthier Lives

A joint study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and NIA found that rhesus monkeys on planned nutritious diets with restricted calories lived longer and healthier. However, efficacy in curbing diseases and prolonging age was also linked to other factors.

Animals January 19, 2017

This Blood Test Can Detect How Well You Are Aging

The process of aging varies from one person to another. Researchers have now found a way to detect through a blood test how well an individual is aging.

Medicine January 7, 2017

Cell Process Behind Premature Aging Uncovered By Scripps Scientists

A new study may have just found one of the causes of premature aging. The implications are numerous, and scientists are looking into new practical ways of fighting aging.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2016

Can Aging Be Reversed? Scientists Discover Anti-Aging Breakthrough In Older Mice

Scientists from the Salk Institute were able to reverse cellular aging in mice through genetic partial programming. By manipulating four genes, the researchers converted the cells back into their embryonic states.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

Natural Compound Derived From Broccoli, Avocado Shows Promise In Reducing Signs Of Aging

A natural compound slows typical signs of aging in mice, according to a new study. Older mice drinking water supplemented with NMN resembled younger mice in measures of metabolism and energy production.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 29, 2016

ModiFace Launches New Dermatologist-Created AI Tech That Lets Users Test Out Skin Care Products In Real-Time

Augmented reality experts ModiFace announced the launch of a new technology created alongside dermatologists that could be used to smooth out users' skin and reveal the impact skin care products will have on them in real-time.

Apps/Software September 14, 2016

Pomegranates Contain Powerful Anti-Aging Ingredient: Swiss Study

A new Swiss study found that pomegranates may contain a powerful ingredient that could slow down aging. When the pomegranate ingredient comes in contact with gut bacteria, it may produce a substance called urolithin A, researchers said.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 12, 2016

Taking Dietary Supplements May Prevent Loss Of Brain Cells: Mice Study

Nutritional supplements have been proven to be beneficial in many ways. Now, new research suggests that taking a special combination of these supplements may prevent brain cell loss.

Neuroscience June 6, 2016

Lower Dopamine Levels May Explain Why Older People Take Less Risks

Older people are known to take fewer risks compared to when they were younger. Scientists believe this could be influenced by a reduction in the levels of dopamine in their brain.

Neuroscience June 5, 2016

A Packed Daily Schedule Is Good For Your Brain

Is your to-do list always filled with seemingly never-ending tasks? A new study reveals a busy lifestyle is actually good for the brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016

Metabolism-Boosting Vitamin Also Found Effective At Stopping Organ Aging

The regenerative capacity that organs have generally diminishes with age. In a study, researchers showed that an organ's ability to repair itself after injury can be maintained with a vitamin that protects against aging.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016

Why Do Some People Look Younger Than Their Age? It's In Their DNA

Do you look older than your age? While you can blame it on many factors like food and habit, your DNA may have something do to with it too.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2016

One Sign Of Aging? Your Ability To 'Smell' Aromas Through Your Mouth Declines

Along with the loss of sight and hearing during old age comes the loss of smell, according to a new study by the Oregon State University. One's ability to smell odors through the mouth declines considerably with age.

Public Health April 29, 2016

Picking Up A New Language May Boost Your Brain's Agility

When it comes to delaying aging, it’s not only the body that needs exercise. Your brain does, too, and what better way to do that than learning a new language, right?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2016

People With HIV May Age Faster: Virus Causes Premature Aging Of Cells

HIV treatment may cause cells to age faster, a new study has found. This means people with HIV must also take action to curb the effects of premature aging.

Public Health April 23, 2016

Young Survivors Of Childhood Cancer Feel Older Than Their Age

Young survivors of childhood cancer feel older than their real age, research says. The research studied the quality of life of childhood cancer survivors and compared it with the general population, and found that young survivors have the same health-related quality of life with 40-year-old adults.

Public Health April 23, 2016

Most People Over 90 At Peace With Dying: Study

A new study in the United Kingdom revealed that most people aged 90 and above are at peace with dying. The report also found that the elderly are willing to talk about dying, but are seldom asked about it.

Life April 7, 2016

Exercise May Slow Down Brain Aging By 10 Years: Study

A study has found that regular exercise ranging from moderate to intense can help slow down brain aging by up to 10 years. Participants who had regular exercise in the span of five years had slower brain decline and better cognitive test results.

Life March 26, 2016

Keeping The Heart Healthy May Protect Brain From Aging

Another reason why you should love your heart. A new study has found that keeping the heart healthy helps prevent declines in thinking and memory skills and brain-processing speed.

Life March 17, 2016

Moon Jellyfish Age Backwards Just Like Benjamin Button

Just like Fitzgerald’s famous character Benjamin Button, the squishy moon jellyfish has remarkable powers of transformation and regeneration, a new study revealed. The jellyfish can also form multitudes of clones.

Animals March 6, 2016

Aging Process Begins Before You Are Born

The aging clock begins in the womb, a new study found. Researchers found that mice mothers who had an antioxidant-rich diet during pregnancy had offspring who aged slower during adulthood and had lower risks for developing heart disease.

Life March 5, 2016

Blame This Gene For Your Gray Hair

A lot of people are dyeing their hair to hide signs of aging. For the first time, scientists identified a gene directly linked to the graying of hair.

Life March 2, 2016

Enzyme Discovery Could Lead To Anti-Aging Products That Can Erase Wrinkles Altogether

Scientists have discovered new information about skin cells. An enzyme that declines with age is considered the key to developing new anti-aging products that actually work.

Life February 26, 2016

Impatient People Likely To Age Faster Because Of Shorter Telomeres

Watching the hands of the clock tick by won't do you any good, as a new study revealed that people who are impatient are more likely to age prematurely. Researchers found a link between impatience and the tips of DNA called telomeres.

Life February 24, 2016

This Is How Genes Influence The Aging Process

A certain hormone essential to the aging process is apparently controlled by genetics, a new study has revealed. The findings can help scientists find out if the hormone can be used to prevent disease.

Life February 21, 2016

Low Birth Rates, Aging Population Could Make South Korea World's Oldest Country By 2045

With low birth rates and a rapidly aging population, South Korea may possibly become the world's oldest country in 2045. The population imbalance in the country is attributed to social and economic factors.

Society February 3, 2016

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