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Social, living environment are key ingredients in longer lifespan, new research suggests
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Social, living environment are key ingredients in longer lifespan, new research suggests

People living in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may reportedly live longer and reach their 100th birthday.

What’s your Ageotype? The science of why some people look younger than they are
Health

What’s your Ageotype? The science of why some people look younger than they are

The findings suggested that the four types of ageing were metabolic, immune, hepatic (liver-related) and nephrotic (kidney-related).

Humans reach the first cliff of ageing at 34
Health

Humans reach the first cliff of ageing at 34

A group of scientists have discovered that instead of being a smooth, continuous process, ageing surges forward at three distinct stages of life.

Lifespan of mice dramatically extended in new breakthrough telomere-aging study
science

Lifespan of mice dramatically extended in new breakthrough telomere-aging study

Much of the research around longevity focuses on keeping telomeres intact, healthy and strong for as long as possible.

International Day of Older Persons 2019: India warming up to retirement communities but country in dire need of infra, support systems for elderly
India

International Day of Older Persons 2019: India warming up to retirement communities but country in dire need of infra, support systems for elderly

Although 1 October is being celebrated as the United Nations International Day of Older Persons every year since 1990, it is disheartening that we remain quite comfortably numb towards the special mental, physical and nutritional requirements of our senior citizens at large.

Just four years of financial trouble can make you age faster: Study
Health

Just four years of financial trouble can make you age faster: Study

New research at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, says that for just four years of financial troubles is enough to trigger changes in the body.

Inside 'Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha': Two women ponder life and death in UP's Lahra village
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Inside 'Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha': Two women ponder life and death in UP's Lahra village

In Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha, Tanuja Chandra shows how empowering it can be to live life on your own terms during old age. Set in Uttar Pradesh's Lahra village, it follows the shared existence of her aunts, which is as colourful and thriving as the garden they lovingly tend to in their house

Zombie cells cause ageing in human beings — killing them can cure its symptoms
science

Zombie cells cause ageing in human beings — killing them can cure its symptoms

Many cells under stress die, but some of them become zombie cells that live in suspended animation.

Cells restore life in a dead pig's brain using artificial blood in remarkable first
science

Cells restore life in a dead pig's brain using artificial blood in remarkable first

Scientists revived blood flow & cell function in brains of pigs hours after death using artificial blood.

Mice flown to ISS will help understand the process of ageing in space and on Earth
science

Mice flown to ISS will help understand the process of ageing in space and on Earth

The investigation will keep a group of young mice and another group of older mice on the space station.

Gene study of the Galapagos giant tortoise hints at secrets to longevity, ageing
science

Gene study of the Galapagos giant tortoise hints at secrets to longevity, ageing

Learning Lonesome George's secrets to longevity could help restore dwindling giant tortoise numbers.

Family trees of 400 million show that genetics has little influence on longevity
science

Family trees of 400 million show that genetics has little influence on longevity

Researchers found that hereditary genes affected less than 7 percent of people's lifespan.

Breakthrough study reverses key aspects in human ageing with new compounds
science

Breakthrough study reverses key aspects in human ageing with new compounds

They feed hydrogen sulphide to mitochondria in older cells, helping them generate energy to survive

Salman Khan's confession proves age is no longer just a number for the Khans; it's a concern
Bollywood

Salman Khan's confession proves age is no longer just a number for the Khans; it's a concern

Salman Khan admitted that he cannot apply prosthetic on his face owing to an 87% blockage in his nose. This reflects how age is catching up with the Khans.

Space travel may reduce astronauts' exercise capacity due to change in cardiovascular function
Life

Space travel may reduce astronauts' exercise capacity due to change in cardiovascular function

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) or those on long-duration space flights, such as journeys to Mars or deep space are likely to have a 30 and 50 percent decline in exercise capacity because of a decrease in the way oxygen moves through the body, say researchers.

Good relationships with spouse, children can lower the risk of dementia, says study
Life

Good relationships with spouse, children can lower the risk of dementia, says study

Having a reliable, approachable and understanding relationship with one's spouse or partner, children and other immediate family members may put older adults at reduced risk of developing dementia, says a study.

Taking regular selfies could speed up ageing: Report
News & Analysis

Taking regular selfies could speed up ageing: Report

Selfie-addicts, take note! Constantly exposing your face to the light and radiation from smartphones may damage your skin, speeding up ageing and promoting wrinkles, dermatologists have warned.

Did you know ageing begins even before you are born?
Life

Did you know ageing begins even before you are born?

The process of ageing begins even before we are born, says a new study, which used rats to model pregnancy and foetal development.

Elixir of youth? NASA invents drink that reverses signs of aging!
News & Analysis

Elixir of youth? NASA invents drink that reverses signs of aging!

A "space drink" developed by NASA to protect astronauts from radiation can also reduce wrinkles and reverse the telltale signs of ageing in just four months, say researchers

You need the right genes to become an intelligent Granny
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You need the right genes to become an intelligent Granny

It's known that intelligence is mostly inherited. But, whether a person can become a clever grandma or grandpa relies on both genes and environment, says a new study.