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  • Gasoline prices expected to spike says fuel prices could spike within a week anywhere from 10 to 30 cents a gallon, and they could stay higher for several weeks. Its analysts are blaming aging refineries for unplanned repairs. When those happen, often the oil companies will tackle maintenance issues, too.
  • Facing My 50th Reunion

    08/07/2015 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 7, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    My 50th high school reunion is still a month away -- time enough to lose the 10 pounds that have crept back on after a successful diet a few years back. I have a feeling all my classmates are in the same boat. Well, maybe not all. As I look through the pictures of those brave enough to post updates to their graduation photos, there are a few who have remained slim, but most are heavier and almost all grayer, except for the minority, who, like me, color their hair. I don't know that I'll make my goal, and maybe...
  • Scientist claims immortality within reach

    07/04/2015 10:11:55 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 61 replies ^ | 7/4/15 |
    Scientist claims immortality within reach A visiting American research scientist says he is close to discovering a 'cure' for ageing, that he could have a drug ready for testing by the end of next year. Molecular Biologist Dr Bill Andrews told TV ONE's SUNDAY programme that humans shouldn't have to suffer from the ravages of ageing. He says that ageing is a disease that should, and could be cured. His research centres around Telomeres - small caps at the end of our chromosomes that become shorter every time our cells divide. When they become critically short, we age and eventually...
  • New Wave artists aging gracefully. An 80ís world gone byÖ

    05/16/2015 6:25:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    Debbie Harry of Blondie [1st crossover new wave to hip-hop artist with ďRaptureĒ-remember!]

    05/13/2015 1:40:25 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 35 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 05/13/2015 | Carlo3b
    MY BUCKET LIST Then I went way back into my memory and brought back stuff I hadn't thought about in years.. That was fun, my older memories are fresher than the new stuff, like did I just take the pill I have to take at..what was the time I was..?? Now, I have plenty of new stories that I recall, that I can share with my kids and grandkids, because it's like bedtime stories, because they still go to sleep shortly after I start them, the little darlings.. Getting back to my BUCKET LIST, I do remember having a special...
  • Study Breaks Down Aging Process, May Lead to Solutions to Age-Related Diseases

    04/30/2015 2:49:45 PM PDT · by John W · 12 replies ^ | April 30, 2015 | Roberta Alexander
    Salk Institute researchers studied a mutation in Werner syndrome to get a better understanding of aging as well as age-related diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimerís. Nobody likes the idea of aging. But the alternative ó which is to die young ó doesnít have too many fans either. Thatís why a study that offers possible new ways to prevent and treat age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease has attracted attention. The study was published today in the journal Science. But donít throw out that bottle of Gray Be Gone just yet. The scientists at the Salk...
  • Rare jungle nut becomes anti-aging rage

    04/15/2015 11:18:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 04-14-2015 | Staff
    'It's going to be the new little wave' For decades, if not centuries, the Amazon dwellers of southern Colombia didnít make too much of the cacay nut. They fed it to their livestock, used it to treat wounds and chopped down its trees for firewood. But then, a few years ago, the global jet-setting crowd found out what the yellow-ish oil from the protein-rich nut could do for their skin. And suddenly, the cacay (pronounced kahk-ai) has become a red-hot commodity, providing the key ingredient to anti-aging facial creams that can fetch $200 an ounce in beauty shops in Los...
  • Women embrace 'granny hair' trend, posting silver selfies on Instagram

    04/08/2015 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 April 2015 | Naomi Greenaway
    Full Title: Would you dare to go GREY? Women embrace 'granny hair' trend, posting silver selfies on Instagram... after mature models walked the catwalks with undyed locks _____________________________________ Whether you sprout the odd grey hair, spend hours eradicating them or let your silver locks flow free, the latest hair trend is good news for women everywhere. Instagram is awash with the grey haired images - from beauty shots featuring professional models to selfies uploaded by proud grey haired Instagrammers. For the younger granny trend followers, going grey takes serious effort in the beauty department, but for others it means emancipation...
  • Face scans show how fast a person is aging

    03/31/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | Dennis Thompson
    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Every face tells a story, and that story apparently includes hints of how quickly a person is aging, a new study contends. Facial features have proven even more reliable than blood tests in spotting those for whom time is taking a heavier toll, a Chinese research team reports in the March 31 issue of the journal Cell Research. A computerized 3-D facial imaging process uncovered a number of "tells" that show if a person is aging more rapidly, including a widening mouth, bulging nose, sagging upper lip, shrinking gums and drooping eye corners,...
  • Golfing With Ida

    03/25/2015 9:51:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 3-25-14 | Dustin Cohen This is the story of an amazing lady who lives life to the fullest at age 102.
  • Time-Lapse Shows Hillary Clinton Aging

    03/20/2015 3:05:36 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 150310 | DeNationalTV
    Mesmerizing time lapse shows Hillary Clinton aging from teenager to 67.
  • Silicon Valley Is Trying to Make Humans Immortalóand Finding Some Success

    03/06/2015 5:59:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 5, 2015 | Betsy Isaacson
    Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, plans to live to be 120. Compared with some other tech billionaires, he doesnít seem particularly ambitious. Dmitry Itskov, the ďgodfatherĒ of the Russian Internet, says his goal is to live to 10,000; Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, finds the notion of accepting mortality ďincomprehensible,Ē and Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, hopes to someday ďcure death.Ē These titans of tech arenít being ridiculous, or even vainglorious; their quests are based on real, emerging science that could fundamentally change what we know about life and about death. Itís hard to believe, though, since the...
  • Unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford leaked

    02/16/2015 7:16:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 104 replies
    An unretouched Marie Claire photo of Cindy Crawford leaked on Friday, in which the 48-year-old supermodel looks pretty amazing posing in a black bra, undies, a furry coat and a hat. Marie Claire commented on the photo, sharing that its origins are actually from a December 2013 cover story from Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America. "No matter where the photo came from, it's an enlightenment -- we've always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more," the magazine writes."[The photo] is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous."
  • Alzheimer's breakthrough....

    02/16/2015 10:50:49 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 38 replies
    DailyMail.Co.UK ^ | February 16, 2015 | Ben Spencer
    Scientists have discovered the key to stopping Alzheimerís disease in its earliest stages. The breakthrough paves the way for a Ďstatin-likeí drug that could be taken by millions to prevent dementia. Cambridge University researchers have found a naturally occurring molecule that can slow the formation of plaques in the brain. Amyloid plaques are closely associated with declining memory and other Alzheimerís symptoms. The discovery raises the prospect of a treatment which could be routinely taken in middle age to stop dementia. It could even result in a pill that could be used to treat dementia in the same way that...
  • The woman who will never grow up: 20-year-old looks like a young child ...

    02/10/2015 1:32:49 PM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | 02-10-2015 | By Madlen Davies
    A Chinese girl with a rare medical problem has the appearance of a child - despite being 19-years-old. Zeng Yushan was born in June 1994 in the township of Huzhu in Fushun County in south-western China's Sichuan Province. At seven years old, she stopped growing and was diagnosed with a tumour on her pituitary gland, which caused a deficiency in growth hormones. The pituitary gland is found behind the bridge of the nose and below the base of the brain, and is about the size of a pea. It releases hormones growth and puberty hormones, among others, directly into the...
  • To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients

    01/27/2015 2:22:54 AM PST · by iowamark · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | JAN. 25, 2015 | NINA BERNSTEIN
    Lillian Palermo tried to prepare for the worst possibilities of aging. An insurance executive with a Ph.D. in psychology and a love of ballroom dancing, she arranged for her power of attorney and health care proxy to go to her husband, Dino, eight years her junior, if she became incapacitated. And in her 80s, she did... But one day last summer, after he disputed nursing home bills that had suddenly doubled Mrs. Palermoís copays... Palermo was shocked to find a six-page legal document waiting on her bed. It was a guardianship petition filed by the nursing home, Mary Manning Walsh,...
  • Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

    01/23/2015 2:28:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | Provided by Stanford University Medical Center
    A new procedure can quickly and efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are linked to aging and disease, according to scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Treated cells behave as if they are much younger than untreated cells, multiplying with abandon in the laboratory dish rather than stagnating or dying. The procedure, which involves the use of a modified type of RNA, will improve the ability of researchers to generate large numbers of cells for study or drug development, the scientists say. Skin cells with telomeres lengthened by...
  • Researchers take 'first baby step' toward anti-aging drug

    12/26/2014 6:37:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    MedicalXpress | HealthDay ^ | 12/24/14 | Dennis Thompson
    Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost to their immune systems when given a drug that targets a genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and immune function, researchers with the drug maker Novartis report. The experimental medication, a version of the drug rapamycin, improved the seniors' immune response to a flu vaccine by 20 percent, researchers said in the current issue of Science Translational Medicine. The study is a "watershed" moment for research...
  • 7 Signs Iím Getting Old

    12/12/2014 5:20:53 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 75 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/12/14 | Steve Berman
    I recently marked a particular anniversary of my birth.† I wonít say my age but itís a prime number multiplied by ten, older than 30 and not yet 70.† I didnít mark the day in any particular way.† Yeah there was a ďhappy birthdayĒ from my wife and kids, but no huge celebration. † I didnít want one. Passing that milestone makes one somewhat introspective and brooding about the arc of oneís life.† I was just twenty, for Godís sake!† What happened to all those years?† I still feel like a big kid.† I still watch Looney Tunes (love Road...
  • Compound in cocoa found to reverse age-related memory loss

    10/26/2014 5:34:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 26, 2014 | Fredrick Kunkle
    In case anyone needed another reason to love chocolate, a new study suggests that a natural compound found in cocoa, tea and some vegetables can reverse age-related memory loss. The findings suggest that the compound increases connectivity and, subsequently, blood flow in a region of the brain critical to memory, the researchers said. Researchers said that if a person had the memory of a typical 60-year-old at the beginning of the study, after three months, on average, that personís memory would function more like a 30- or 40-year-oldís. The researchers also cautioned that more work is needed because of the...
  • Soda causes our cells to age as much as smoking does, study finds

    10/21/2014 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 99 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 21, 2014
    Drink a 20-ounce soda daily, and you may be causing your cells to age as much as they would if you smoked, a study suggests. Researchers investigated DNA from 5,309 adults, focusing on telomeres, the caps on the ends of our cells' chromosomes, Time reports.
  • From His Cold Dead Hands: When Should Grandpa Give Up His Guns?

    07/05/2014 9:31:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2014 | Bill Briggs
    Many Baby Boomers already dread ďthe talkĒ Ė- suggesting their aging parents surrender car keys Ė- but now two geriatric experts say another thorny, family question must be asked of some elderly folks. Is it time to give up your gun? In a recently published paper, the two physicians offer a five-point checklist meant to help caregivers assess whether firearms remain safe in the hands and homes of older Americans, particularly if the gun owners are exhibiting unclear thinking or depression. ďJust like with some (older) people, itís not if you should stop driving, but when,Ē said Dr. Ellen M....
  • Young Blood May Hold Key to Reversing Aging

    05/05/2014 1:16:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/2/2014 | Carl Zimmerman
    Two teams of scientists published studies on Sunday showing that blood from young mice reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains. As ghoulish as the research may sound, experts said that it could lead to treatments for disorders like Alzheimerís disease and heart disease. ďI am extremely excited,Ē said Rudolph Tanzi, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, who was not involved in the research. ďThese findings could be a game changer.Ē The research builds on centuries of speculation that the blood of young people contains substances that might rejuvenate older adults. In the 1950s, Clive...
  • 'Vampire therapy' could reverse ageing, scientists find

    05/05/2014 8:15:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/05/2014 | Sarah Knapton,
    It may seem the stuff of gothic horror novels, but transfusions of young blood could reverse the ageing process and even cure Alzheimerís Disease, scientists believe. Throughout history, cultures across the globe have extolled the properties of youthful blood, with children sacrificed and the blood of young warriors drunk by the victors. It was even rumoured that the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il injected himself with blood from healthy young virgins to slow the ageing process. Now scientists have found that young blood actually Ďrechargesí the brain, forms new blood vessels and improves memory and learning. In parallel research, scientists...
  • Young blood reverses effects of aging in mice

    05/04/2014 11:26:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    L A Times ^ | May 4, 2014, 10:15 a.m. | Monte Morin
    In a group of studies published Sunday in the journals Science and Nature Medicine, researchers say old mice who were infused with the blood of spry younger mice showed clear improvements in memory, sensory function, strength and endurance. Researchers say a specific protein, found in the blood of mice and humans, appears to be at the root of this rejuvenation. They say they hope to test the protein's effect on humans in clinical trials in the next few years.
  • A Generation Of Old People Is About To Change The Global Economy

    04/27/2014 7:52:15 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 4-27-2014 | The Economist
    A Generation Of Old People Is About To Change The Global Economy The Economist Apr. 27, 2014, 9:22 AM ÔÉĀ Ôāě Ôāô In the 20th century the planet¬ís population doubled twice. It will not double even once in the current century, because birth rates in much of the world have declined steeply. But the number of people over 65 is set to double within just 25 years. This shift in the structure of the population is not as momentous as the expansion that came before. But it is more than enough to reshape the world economy. According to the UN¬ís...
  • Women begin feeling invisible to men Ďwhen they turn 51′

    04/06/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 273 replies ^ | 25MAR2014 | SWNS Reporter
    Women feel invisible to the opposite sex at the age of 51, it emerged yesterday. A detailed study of 2,000 women revealed a large percentage felt they no longer received the level of attention they once did after hitting 51. Many even went as far as to admit they felt Ďignoredí. The women claimed their confidence plummeted after hitting 50 and blamed greying hair, having to to wear glasses or even struggling to find fashionable clothes. The lifestyle study, commissioned by herbal remedies company, A.Vogel, also found more than two thirds of women over 45 had walked into a room...
  • Aging America heading for disaster

    02/10/2014 8:02:48 AM PST · by Excellence · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    To really understand whatís going on with the American economy, donít look at the headlines. Donít look at the unemployment rate or the trade balance or the deficit. Donít even look at whatís happening today at all: Look at what happened 46 years ago. And what happened then? Fewer Americas were being born, points out Harry S. Dent Jr. in ďThe Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019Ē "Donít blame politicians, the decline of manufacturing, education or cheap foreign imports for the economic stagnation that has already begun and will continue for many years....
  • Omega-3 intake linked to signs of brain aging. [LOW]

    01/23/2014 10:46:48 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 21, 2014 | Shereen Jegtvig
    Older women with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had slightly less brain shrinkage than women with low fatty acid levels in a new study. The results may suggest that omega-3s protect the brain from the loss of volume that happens with normal aging and is seen more severely in people with dementia, the researchers say.
  • Brains of elderly slow because they know so much

    01/20/2014 2:51:32 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 122 replies
    Telegragh (UK) ^ | 1-20-2014 | Sarah Knapton
    The brains of older people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute, much like a full-up hard drive, scientists believe. Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to (sic) do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested. Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline. ďThe human brain works slower in old age,Ē said...
  • The 5 Best Dogs for Your Golden Years

    01/16/2014 9:00:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 143 replies
    Vet Street ^ | March 5, 2013 | Gina Spadafori
    Like many people in late middle age, I find myself wondering if my next dog will be different. I have long shared my life with retrievers ó active, field-bred dogs who throw themselves with joy into every situation (and every puddle of water bigger than a dinner plate). Their boisterousness is infectious: My dogs make me happy. But in 10 years, or 15, or 20, will I be up to the demands of dogs like these? Or will a nice, quiet little spaniel be the dog I need? My answer may be different than others, even among people of similar...
  • Study: Racism May Accelerate Aging In African-American Men

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC) Ė Accelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people. Previous research has documented African-Americansí shorter life expectancy and greater risk of chronic diseases, but this new study is the first to...
  • The cost of healing -- Hospice draining billions from Medicare

    12/27/2013 3:01:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-26-13 | Peter Whoriskey and Dan Keating
    Hospice patients are expected to die: The treatment focuses on providing comfort to the terminally ill, not finding a cure. To enroll a patient, two doctors certify a life expectancy of six months or less. But over the past decade, the number of ďhospice survivorsĒ in the United States has risen dramatically, in part because hospice companies earn more by recruiting patients who arenít actually dying, a Washington Post investigation has found. Healthier patients are more profitable because they require fewer visits and stay enrolled longer. The proportion of patients who were discharged alive from hospice care rose about 50...
  • On Dying After your Time

    12/02/2013 1:16:26 PM PST · by Haiku Guy · 66 replies
    HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. ó THIS fall Google announced that it would venture into territory far removed from Internet search. Through a new company, Calico, it will be ďtacklingĒ the ďchallengeĒ of aging. (snip) Even if anti-aging research could give us radically longer lives someday, though, should we even be seeking them? Regardless of what science makes possible, or what individual people want, aging is a public issue with social consequences, and these must be thought through. (snip) We may properly hope that scientific advances help ensure, with ever greater reliability, that young people manage to become old people. We are not,...
  • Aging

    11/05/2013 7:37:55 AM PST · by virgil283 · 14 replies
    Q: What can a man do while his wife is going Through menopause? A: Keep busy. If handy with tools, you can finish the basement. When done, you have a place to live. Q: Someone has told me that menopause is mentioned in the Bible... Is that true? Where is it? A: Yes. Matthew 14:92: "And Mary rode Joseph's ass all the way to Egypt ..." Q: How can I increase the heart rate of my over-60 year-old mate? A: Tell him you're pregnant. Q: How can I avoid that terrible curse of unsightly wrinkles? A: Take off your glasses....
  • Vet's key to 103 birthday parties: Work hard at positive outlook (WWII)

    10/28/2013 11:54:54 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/26/13 | Jerriann Sullivan
    Floyd "Pete" Petiprin has lived through the Pearl Harbor attack, a broken hip and the loss of his wife Emily, but the Winter Park man greets each day with an upbeat outlook. "If you have a positive attitude and say your prayers every day, you can recover from almost anything," Petiprin said. "Psychologically, it is very important to be as happy as possible." /SNIP/ Petiprin joined the U.S. Navy when he was a business administration student at the University of Michigan because "we knew we'd be drafted." He was an officer for 10 years before losing friends in the Pearl...
  • Terrible twilight of Doris Day

    10/26/2013 12:29:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 163 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 10-26-13 | Tom Leonard
    Stand outside the huge gates to Doris Dayís fortress-like home in Californiaís beautiful Carmel Valley and you can sometimes hear the sound of the canine companions who share the Hollywood starís life. Itís been some years since Day, now 91 and so reclusive many may be surprised to learn she is still alive, used to steal through the streets of the nearby town of Carmel in the middle of the night on a regular basis. Locals would watch in surprise as she rounded up stray dogs and emaciated cats, bundling them in her car to take home and look after...
  • Video Game Rejuvenates Brains of Older Adults

    09/06/2013 10:10:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    TechNewsWorld ^ | 09/06/13 7:00 AM PT | By Rachelle Dragani
    A video game that improved cognition in older adults has led researchers to revise their thinking about the brain's plasticity. "This study is small, but nonetheless, is has shown us that the older brain is capable of changing, compensating and adapting," said Molly Wagster of the National Institute on Aging. In other words, you can teach an old dog new tricks. A multitasking 3D video game that helped some older adults show neurological activity similar to much younger adults could lead researchers to a better understanding of the plasticity of the older brain. Researchers from the University of California San...
  • Huge shortage of caregivers looms for baby boomers, report says

    08/26/2013 8:34:06 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 64 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2013 | Tara Bahrampour
    Americans should expect an enormous shortage in caregivers for older people in the coming decades, with a dearth of friends and family members available to care for the baby-boom generation as it ages, according to a report released Monday by AARP. The report, ďThe Aging of the Baby Boom and the Growing Care Gap,Ē projects that by 2030 there will be only four potential caregivers available for each person 80 or older, down from a high of more than seven in 2010. By 2050, when boomers are between 86 and 104, the ratio will drop below 3 to 1. Currently,...
  • Girl who never ages could hold key to 'biological immortality,' researcher says

    08/17/2013 1:34:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/17/2013 | BY VICTORIA TAYLOR
    Eight-year-old Gabby Williams weighs only 11 pounds. The tiny girl from Billings, Mont., still looks like an infant and needs to be cared for as if she is a newborn, with her mother and father changing her diapers and feeding her multiple times a day. Her mother, Mary Margret Williams, told that Gabby hasn't changed much over the years. In fact, her skin still feels like a baby's and her hair is still fine-textured. "She has gotten a little longer and we have jumped into putting her in size 3-6 month clothes instead of 0-3 months for the footies,"...
  • ObamaCare - "Take Ten Pills and You're Fine"

    08/08/2013 3:36:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    YouTube The Capitol Steps ^ | April 22, 2010 | The Capitol Steps via HerBunk YouTube account
    "Nancy" explains the healthcare dilemma. Click the link.
  • Study: Happiest years are ages 23, 69

    07/26/2013 8:20:08 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 21 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | July 26, 2013 | Frank Mungeam
    Happiness peaks at age 23 and again at age 69, according to a wide-ranging study just completed by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. The study surveyed 23,161 individuals between ages 17 and 85 and found that life satisfaction was highest for those at ages 23 and 69. According to researchers, people in their early twenties overestimate their future life satisfaction by an average of around 10 percent, before the disappointments of life kick in. As people pass through the next decades, they face declining expectations, hitting their low point during their mid-fifties, when researchers...
  • The revolutionary blood test that could predict how long you'll live

    07/09/2013 9:02:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Mail Online ^ | July 9,2013 | EMMA INNES
    Chemical 'fingerprint' in the blood could provide clues to health later in life Metabolites indicate future lung function, bone density, and blood pressure Could pave the way for new treatments for age related conditionsA revolutionary new blood test could tell you how long you will live, and how quickly you will age. Scientists have discovered a chemical Ďfingerprintí in the blood that may provide clues to an infant's health and rate of ageing near the end of life. The discovery raises the prospect of a simple test at birth that could help doctors stave off the ravages of disease in...
  • Baby Boomers Are Killing Themselves At An Alarming Rate, Raising Question: Why?

    06/04/2013 6:09:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 136 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2013 | Tara Bahrampour
    Last spring, Frank Turkaly tried to kill himself. A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Inside a Mouse's Brain Lies a Chemical Key to the Fountain of Youth

    05/07/2013 6:37:14 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 5/7/13 | Greg Thomas
    Inside a Mouse's Brain Lies a Chemical Key to the Fountain of Youth By Greg Thomas Source image via Wikipedia If a scientist came to you with a plan to tweak a gland in the center of your brain so that you may live to be 140 years old, you'd probably back out of the room slowly and go to file a police report, because that's creepy. But new research shows that it's not altogether impossible. A new report from researchers at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx shows that scientists can tinker with the minds of...
  • New drug being developed ... 'could help humans live until they are 150'

    The new drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine and is believed to have an anti-ageing effect as it boosts activity of a protein called SIRT1. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has been testing the medications on patients suffering with medical conditions including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The work proves that a single anti-ageing enzyme in the body can be targeted, with the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans. The most common naturally-occurring activator is resveratrol, which is found in small quantities in red wine, but synthetic activators with much stronger activity are already...
  • Fidel Castro Describes Aches And Pains Of Aging

    02/13/2013 7:14:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | February 13, 2013 | Paul Haven
    HAVANA (AP) -- Retired Cuban President Fidel Castro complained of a bad knee, weak eyesight and difficulty adjusting to changes in light during a lengthy interview session with state-run media published Tuesday.
  • Quote of the Day (Pope visits home for the elderly)

    02/11/2013 6:51:59 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    WITL ^ | February 11, 2013 | Rocco Palmo
    ďI†come to you as Bishop of Rome, but also as an old man visiting his peers. It would be superfluous to say that I am well acquainted with the difficulties, problems and limitations of this age and I know that for many these difficulties are more acute due to the economic crisis. At times, at a certain age, one may look back nostalgically at the time of our youth when we were fresh and planning for the future. Thus at times our gaze is veiled by sadness, seeing this phase of life as the time of sunset. This morning,...
  • Discovery Opens Door to a Fountain of Youth

    02/05/2013 9:05:46 AM PST · by null and void · 9 replies
    Older and fitter? New findings from a UC Berkeley-led study could have implications for the development of treatments for age-related degenerative diseases. A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, represents a major advance in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind aging while providing new hope for the development of targeted treatments for age-related degenerative diseases. Researchers were able to turn back the molecular clock by infusing the blood stem cells of old mice with a longevity gene and rejuvenating the aged stem cells’ regenerative potential. The findings were published online on January 31, 2013),...
  • The Worldwide Demographic Cliff Is Going To Be Brutal

    01/22/2013 11:01:18 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-22-2013 | The Economist
    The Worldwide Demographic Cliff Is Going To Be Brutal The EconomistJan. 22, 2013, 8:56 AMTHE post-war generation of baby boomers - those born between 1946 and 1964 - have had a huge appetite on the world, creating "youth culture", changing social attitudes from the sixties onwards, boosting economic growth as they entered the workforce and so on. Now they are starting to retire and this blog had banged on about the effect this will have on issues like pensions, asset markets and economic growth. not to worry, say some folk, since although we may have more elderly to look after,...