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Life expectancy rises 10 years across globe, but more suffer in old age

Reported in the Guardian : Life expectancy has increased by 10 years across the globe in the past 35 years, thanks in ...

Maximum Human Lifespan Has Already Been Reached, Einstein Researchers Conclude

(BRONX, NY)—A study published online today in Nature by Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists suggests that it may not be possible ...

New method to detect ageing cells – and aid rejuvenation therapies - developed by researchers

Developing a universally applicable method to assess senescence across biomedicine. New process will also aid the impact of emerging cellular rejuvenation therapies ... Full story

Epigenetic clock predicts life expectancy, UCLA-led study shows

New research shows 5 percent of population ages faster, faces shorter lifespan ... Full story

Acne sufferers' cells may be protected against ageing

Scientists at King’s College London have found that people who have previously suffered from acne are likely to have longer telomeres (the protective repeated nucleotides found at the end of chromosomes) in their white blood cells, meaning their cells could be better protected against ageing. ... Full story

People with intellectual disability taking multiple medicines with side effects

Research from Trinity College Dublin and Aston University, UK finds difference in prescribing practices for older people with intellectual disabilities compared to general population of older adults. ... Full story

Doctors urged to be cautious when treating low testosterone

Doctors have been advised to exercise caution when prescribing testosterone treatment for older men with low testosterone and a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a position statement published today in the Medical Journal of Australia. ... Full story

Graying but Grinning: Despite Physical Ailments, Older Adults Happier

It’s steady improvement, researchers say, and markedly better than mental health of the young ... Full story

Lessons from Aging Chromosomes

In older people, DNA defenders known as telomeres seem to be protected by exercise, helping prolong life ... Full story

Embryonic gene Nanog reverses aging in adult stem cells

The discovery may lead to treatments for atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and other age-related disorders ... Full story

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