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Human Lifespan Has No Fixed Limit According To New Study

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

Maximum Life Span: No Known Limit To How Long Humans Can Live, Scientists Say

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

Ripe Old Age: Human Lifespan May Have Hit Longevity Limit

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

Do Bookworms Live Longer? New Study Links Reading More Books To Longer Lifespan

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

What's The Average Life Span Of iPhones, Other iOS Devices? Apple Says 3 Years

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

Study Reveals Five US Cities With Worst Life Expectancy

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

Age Of Parents May Affect Lifespan Of Offspring

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

Bigger And Taller Humans, Animals Have Shorter Lifespan Because Of DNA Changes

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

World's First Anti-Aging Drug Could Help People Live To 120

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

Brisk Walking 25 Minutes A Day Delays Ageing And Adds Seven Years To Life

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

Galaxies That Lose Their Gas Faster Also Die Faster

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

Scientists Identify DNA Biological Clock: Will Exciting Findings be Humanity's Key to Immortality?

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

Obesity May Shorten Your Life by Eight Years

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

How good is your nose? Apparently it can predict your life span

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 baboons enjoy the benefit of a longer life

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 increase your lifespan? Send your kids to college

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

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