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  • Gene found that determines how old you look
    Gene found that determines how old you look
    Looks are everything despite what some may say. How old you look and how soon you begin to look old is unfortunately a function of a single gene called the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene. Manfred Kayser of Erasmus MC University Medical Center...
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    Never too late
    One of the most difficult decision a wage earner has to face is changing jobs. In this a-bad-job-is-still-a-job economy circumstances often dictate that one has a solid plan in place before job jumping.First face the facts, does your current...
  • Researchers find drug that prevents age-related loss of brain function
    Researchers find drug that prevents age-related loss of brain function
    The majority of people expect to lose at least a portion of their mental capacity as they age. New research conducted by Gary Lynch, Julie Lauterborn, and Linda Palmer at the University of California at Irvine tested the effects of a drug called...
  • Why melanoma rate rising faster among women
    Why melanoma rate rising faster among women
    Currently, the rate of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, is on the rise in the United States. In addition, the rate is increasing more rapidly among women than men younger than 50 years. A new study was based on the premise that this...
  • Age is just a number
    Exercise may be a fountain of youth
    Experts have long noted that exercise is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. As scientists are learning, not only does that advice help people live longer, but it makes them feel younger as well. According to this article from July 1, a...
  • Brain tissue
    Arts, crafts and computers can help preserve your memory
    There are shared concerns among aging people about the possibility of memory loss. There are effective manners in which you can strive to maintain a healthy brain and good memory as you age. The American Academy of Neurology reported on April 8,...
  • Brown University researchers prove one path to longer, healthier life
    Brown University researchers prove one path to longer, healthier life
    Reducing the expression of a master control gene called the Myc proto-oncogene protein by 50 percent added 15 percent more life to mice and prevented the mice from developing signs of advanced age. John Sedivy, the Hermon C. Bumpus Professor of...
  • man trains squats with girls as weights
    Libido Meter of Men By Age!
    A man's age plays a large role in his level of sexual desire and his ability to perform sexually. Physical and psychological problems can affect the male sex drive; hormones are the most important influence. While testosterone controls both...
  • Mitochondrial DNA mutations proven to pass from mother to children
    Mitochondrial DNA mutations proven to pass from mother to children
    Women that have children later in life are known to produce children with greater rates of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and cancer. Kateryna Makova, professor of biology at Penn State University, and Ian Paul, a pediatrician...
  • Former President George W. Bush (L) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton watch a video at the Summit to Save Lives on September 13, 2011, in Washington.
    Study examines age limits for cancer screening benefit
    There is an age and a state of health that makes screening for common types of cancer neither preventative nor cost-effective. This is the conclusion of a ten-year study conducted by Dr. Trevor J. Royce of the University of North Carolina at...
  • World's oldest cat dies
    World's oldest cat, Poppy, dies at age 24
    The world's oldest living cat, 24-year old Poppy, has died after battling illness for several weeks. An article posted in the Daily Mail on June 10, 2014 said that she died after developing problems with her back legs, along with a urinary...
  • SIRT1720 structure
    Researchers prove longer, healthier life from one protein supplement
    Synthetic activation of the gene sirtuin1 produces longer life, healthy aging, and a host of health benefits according a report by Dr. Rafael de Cabo of the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health published in the journal...
  • Over 50 and the job search
    Over 50? Here’s how to find a job in today’s job search.
    Searching for a job is tough. For those in the 50 and over crowd, finding a job can be even tougher, especially for those that have been out of the job market for any significant amount of time. Let’s face it, the job search has changed over...
  • The author, 60 years young.
    Milestone Birthday Approaches
    This article was written by guest blogger Dan Meer.February 15, 1954 around 9 am, that's when I made my first appearance. That's right folks, come the ides of February 2014 I turn 60!! I know, I know, I've heard the talk - "you...
  • Homo antecessor, incomplete skull from Gran Dolina, in Atapuerca, Spain.
    Oldest hominid species in Europe gets 120,000 years older
    The oldest known hominid species ever discovered in Europe, Homo antecessor, has been determined to be 900,000 years old by Josep M. Parés from the Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution and colleagues according to a report in the...
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