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Human Dietary Supplement Linked to Longer Life in Mice

An over-the-counter supplement designed to ease osteoarthritis prolonged the lifespan of lab mice by nearly a tenth, scientists said Tuesday.

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 READ MORE



USC Study Links Animal Protein Consumption to Cancer

Could consuming a diet rich in animal protein be just as bad for you as smoking cigarettes?

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 READ MORE



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Would You Pay the Price of a Longer Life?

Two studies suggest living longer may come with a number of troublesome symptoms and a high risk of disability that increase caregiving needs in the twilight years of life.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 READ MORE


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Science Makes Another Play for Human Longevity

Following a calorically restricted diet may be one way to extend the human life span, but this potential path to longevity comes with the built-in hitch of having to significantly scale back food intake—and once again, the idea of popping a pill to produce the desired result is being tossed around within the scientific community. 

Posted on Aug 22, 2009 READ MORE



Borgnine Blushes, but He’s On to Something

The 91-year-old actor sent the cast of “Fox and Friends” into a juvenile tizzy this week when he revealed the key to his longevity: “I masturbate a lot.” Don’t snicker. The health benefits of autoeroticism have been well documented, yet modesty prevents many adults from discussing such matters.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008 READ MORE


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AP / Jose Goitia

Do Cigars and Sex Boost Cubans’ Lives?

Cuba’s high number of centenarians say their longevity is down to laying off alcohol, but indulging in coffee, cigars and sex.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


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