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Believe It or
Not, Some World
in case you missed it
Oct 23, 2022 1:00 PM CDT
Believe It or Not, Some World Leaders Lasted Just Minutes
Liz Truss made it only 45 days as UK prime minister, but others have her beat
- Liz Truss didn't even make it two months into her stint as British prime minister, announcing her resignation Thursday amid economic turmoil in the United Kingdom. That makes her the shortest-serving PM in the nation's history. While most world leaders usually stick it out for far longer than...
Men, Don't Throw in the Towel
on Longevity Quite Yet
Aug 3, 2022 2:57 PM CDT
Men, Don't Throw in the Towel on Longevity Quite Yet
Despite lower life expectancy, guys still have 'substantial chance of outliving females,' per study
- It's long been suggested that women outlive the men in their lives, but new research suggests that may be an oversimplified conclusion. Danish scientists who looked at the bigger picture found that the guys, especially those with a ring on their finger or who hold a college degree, might...
What a 10-Second
Balance Test Says
About Your Lifespan
Jun 22, 2022 11:51 AM CDT
What a 10-Second Balance Test Says About Your Lifespan
Failing test may indicate increased risk of death
- Medical researchers have identified a striking correlation between balance and longevity, per NBC News, citing a study published Tuesday in the
British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Researchers tracked 1,700 adults ages 51 to 75 for 12 years. During regular checkups, participants were given three chances to balance on one...
World's Oldest Living
Dog Has a Familiar Name
Apr 25, 2022 8:43 AM CDT
World's Oldest Living Dog Has a Familiar Name
Chihuahua TobyKeith was verified as 21 years, 66 days old on March 16, a Guinness record
- This TobyKeith drinks out of a bowl, not a red Solo cup, but he's now drawing as much attention as the country music star he was apparently named after. The Florida chihuahua has just made his way into Guinness World Records as the oldest living dog, confirmed on March...
Don't Make Coffee This Way
if You Have High Cholesterol
in case you missed it
Apr 26, 2020 7:11 AM CDT
Don't Make Coffee This Way if You Have High Cholesterol
Researchers say filtered coffee fares better for longevity than boiled or press-style varieties
- A Swedish study billing itself as the first to look at the tie between the way we brew our coffee and the risk of heart attacks and premature death says one type of brewing method appears healthier than the rest. The research published in the
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Seen Across Species,
the Ladies Have It
in case you missed it
Mar 28, 2020 7:00 AM CDT
In Phenomenon Seen Across Species, the Ladies Have It
Female mammals typically live longer, likely owing to genetics
- It's not just in human populations that females tend to live longer than males. The same trend has been seen in mammals such as elephants, lions, and orcas, according to a new study. Indeed, demographic data for 134 populations of 101 mammalian species shows females outlive males in 60%...
World's Oldest Person
Has Another Birthday
Jan 6, 2020 4:39 AM CST
World's Oldest Person Has Another Birthday
Kane Tanaka is 117 and would like to see 120
- After she was born prematurely in 1903, Kane Tanaka was lucky to survive to her first birthday. But she made it to that milestone—and many, many more. Tanaka, believed to be the world's oldest person, turned 117 on Jan. 2. She celebrated Sunday with cake and a party...
New Proof of 'How
Powerful the Arts Are'
Dec 24, 2019 10:25 AM CST
New Proof of 'How Powerful the Arts Are'
Researchers say engaging in art, music, theater can lower risk of dying early
- It doesn't seem like a stretch to say most people feel pretty good after a stimulating afternoon at the museum or rousing Broadway production. Now, research out of University College London suggests that exposing oneself to the arts—be it going to museums, art galleries, concerts, the opera, or...
He's 45, Plans to Live
Another 135 Years. Here's How
in case you missed it
Feb 2, 2019 7:30 AM CST
He's 45, Plans to Live Another 135 Years. Here's How
Bulletproof Coffee founder Dave Asprey has spent $1M in pursuit of his goal
- Dave Asprey is 45, which in his view "officially" makes him a young adult. That's because his well-known goal is to live to 180; he's now a quarter of the way there. In a lengthy piece for
, Rachel Monroe digs into the Bulletproof Coffee...
5 Lifestyle Habits Have
'Huge Effect' on Longevity
in case you missed it
May 5, 2018 11:50 AM CDT
5 Lifestyle Habits Have 'Huge Effect' on Longevity
Harvard researchers surprised at how much of a difference familiar advice makes
- Harvard researchers say five things will help you live longer, and the list isn't all that surprising: exercise, eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy body weight, don't drink too much, and don't smoke. More surprising is just how much of an effect those five combined factors...
May Mean a Longer Life
Apr 2, 2018 6:30 PM CDT
Restricting Calories May Mean a Longer Life
Study suggests smaller meals can pay off for humans in longevity
- A new study suggests that those who hope to live long lives should start reducing the portions on their plates. The study in Cell Metabolism followed 53 non-obese men and women over the course of two years, some of whom reduced the amount of calories they ate by 15%, reports...
Jun 29, 2017 11:35 AM CDT
Human Life May Have No Limit
New research counters claim human life has maxed out at 115
- Good news for those making plans for their 110th birthday: The human lifespan is perhaps far more robust than previously thought. The
reports that new research disputes a high-profile claim last year that the human lifespan has maxed out at 114.9 years. In an extraordinary scientific feud, five...
Study of 1.4M People Turns Up
Possible Benefit to Having Kids
Mar 18, 2017 10:45 AM CDT
Study of 1.4M People Turns Up Possible Benefit to Having Kids
Those with kids had lower risk of death than those who were childless
- Kids may turn their parents' hair gray, but they may also add years to those parents' lives. Researchers in Sweden analyzed data from more than 700,000 men and 725,000 women born between 1911 and 1925, and going back that far was the point: Participants in the study were...
The Super-Tall Tend to
Die Young—but Why?
Feb 28, 2017 8:54 PM CST
The Super-Tall Tend to Die Young—but Why?
Phenomenon may be linked to how excess growth hormone affects the heart
- Andre the Giant may be the most well-known; Neil Fingleton, who played Mag the Mighty on
Game of Thrones
, is the most recent . Both actors were seriously tall men who died young (Andre was 46, Fingleton 36), and Gizmodo wants to know why. The site looks into the common fate...
There's a New Recommended
Daily Quota for Fruits, Veggies
Feb 23, 2017 9:44 AM CST
There's a New Recommended Daily Quota for Fruits, Veggies
Study says eating 10 servings could slash risk of premature death, disease
- If you've struggled to meet the World Health Organization's five-a-day fruits and veggies recommendation , you may want to reassess your consumption strategy. An Imperial College London study published in the
International Journal of Epidemiology
has found that doubling the current suggestion to 10 servings a day could stave...
Women on Brink of
Feb 22, 2017 7:11 AM CST
South Korean Women on Brink of Longevity Milestone
The US, meanwhile, could 'fall further behind'
- Life expectancy is expected to climb dramatically in most developed countries by 2030—just not in the United States. Using 21 mathematical models, scientists at Imperial College London and the WHO predict females born in the US in 2030 will live an average of 83 years compared to 81 in...
Oldest Person in US
Dies After 114 Years
in New Jersey
Feb 10, 2017 2:19 AM CST
Oldest Person in US Dies After 114 Years in New Jersey
She never jogged and ate what she liked, son says
- A New Jersey woman born the same year as Charles Lindbergh has died after almost seven months as the oldest person in America . Adele Dunlap, who celebrated her 114th birthday in December, died on Sunday, making 113-year-old Delphine Gibson the oldest person in the US, NJ.com reports. According to...
Restricting Calories Could
Jan 20, 2017 5:08 PM CST
Restricting Calories Could Improve Longevity
At least it does in rhesus macaque monkeys
- Studies on a wide range of species have found that calorie restriction almost always extends lifespan—and this is true in yeast, worms, flies, mice, and more. But whether this applies to primates has been the subject of considerable debate since studies by two highly reputable organizations have reported such...
May Live Longer
Dec 8, 2016 9:15 AM CST
Optimistic Women May Live Longer
They appear less likely to die from common illnesses
- When asked about their secret to aging, the world's oldest people often bring up not sweating the small stuff . In fact, optimism is associated with greater personal happiness, but could it impart biological benefits as well? Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health suggest it's possible in...
Could Help You
Oct 12, 2016 10:11 AM CDT
Pokemon Go Could Help You Live Longer
All those additional steps could boost longevity, scientists say
- More people than ever are squeezing in some light cardio on the streets of America thanks to Pokemon Go, and that game play may also have a side benefit that could increase users' life spans—to the tune of 2.83 million combined years for the estimated 25 million US...
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