A study challenged the assumption that older people are more likely to die. The new paper proposed that there is a plateau to death rates at a certain age, suggesting that there is no observable limit to human lifespan.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 1, 2018
Is human life span limitless? Researchers who studied the longest-living people from different parts of the world said that there is no evidence that backs up the idea of a longevity limit.
Public Health June 29, 2017
Analysis of a human mortality database suggests humans may have hit their longevity limit. Researchers believe that the average maximum life span is 115 years old.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 6, 2016
Can reading books contribute to a longer lifespan? A new study by Yale University has discovered a link between book reading and increased longevity. More books may equate to a two-year increase in lifespan, researchers say.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 8, 2016
There’s a long-running joke that Apple users go to whenever their device ‘peaks’ after two years. That joke could actually be factual, according to Apple’s latest answer to a posted question.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 19, 2016
Apparently, life expectancy is linked to a person's income. In some cities, however, those who belong to the low-income quartile had worst life expectancies than those from other areas, a Stanford study found.
Life April 12, 2016
A study found parental age can affect children's lifespan, with offspring of older parents having higher rates of telomere loss. Telomeres are the proteins that "cap off" the end of chromosomes, protecting the DNA from loss during cell division.
Life January 18, 2016
Taller animals, including humans, have shorter telomeres, a special DNA structure found at the tip of chromosomes. As the body increases in size, the telomeres erode, affecting the function of cells and tissues, leading to a short lifespan.
Life December 6, 2015
Metformin, one of the leading drugs used for diabetes, is set to be launched as an anti-aging pill in 2016 as its first clinical trial on humans received a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This could pave the way for longevity among humans.
Life December 1, 2015
Health experts recommended daily walking of at least 20 to 25 minutes that involve brisk walking and slow jogging saying that exercise can reduce ageing and increase average lifespan.
Life August 31, 2015
Scientists recently discovered that galaxies that eject their gas quickly often die faster than their peer galaxies. It's possible that a supermassive black hole plays a part in why that happens.
Space February 3, 2015
DNA not only determines specific characteristics in a person but may also be indicative of how long an individual will live, based on a biological clock.
Life January 31, 2015
Being overweight can takes years off your life and rob you of healthy living years as well, study finds. Chronic heart disease and diabetes are among the ailments obesity can bring into your life, researchers say.
Life December 6, 2014
Loss of the sense of smell may be a predictor of death within 5 years, a study finds. Researchers say such a decline may be an early warning of health problems to come.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 1, 2014
Social bonds can extend life span in baboons, a 30-year study finds. Results suggest a similar benefit exists for humans.
Animals September 11, 2014
Want to live a few years longer? The answer is simple: send your kids to college. Sociologists recently discovered that parents with college graduates outlive parents whose children don't finish high school.
Internet Culture July 31, 2014