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Running too much could shorten your lifespan

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:32

Despite running regularly being linked to a host of health benefits, including weight control, stress reduction, better blood pressure and cholesterol, a new study suggests that running may not be all that beneficial.

Consuming diet very low in nutrients could extend lifespan in humans

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 13:41

A new evolutionary theory claims that consuming a diet very low in nutrients can extend lifespan in laboratory animals, a finding which could hold clues to promoting healthier ageing in humans.

Contagious yawning may decrease with age

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 19:18

Contagious yawning may not be linked to empathy and tiredness and could decrease as one ages, a new study has found.

Anti-ageing pill that could help you live longer

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 17:27

In a breakthrough, scientists found that activating a protein called Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) extends lifespan and delays the onset of age-related diseases in mice.

High potency statins can add years to life following heart attack

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:30

A new study has suggested that treatment with high-potency statins offers a significantly improved chance of survival following a heart attack, slashing the risk of early death.

Altering your gut bacteria may help you live longer

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 15:38

Researchers have promoted health and increased lifespan in Drosophila by altering the symbiotic, or commensal, relationship between bacteria and the absorptive cells lining the intestine.

Frequent shopping linked to longer lifespan

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 18:10

A new study has revealed that shopaholics who like a bit of daily retail therapy are likelier to live longer than people who open their wallets only once a week.

New finding hints at how lifespan may be prolonged by a fifth

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 17:30

Biologists have documented a direct association between insulin and life span, suggesting that blocking the activity of a protein complex activin can lengthen a fruit fly`s life span by as much as 20 percent, which is about 10 days.

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