Chinese women's average life expectancy increases

Chinese women's average life expectancy grew to 77.4 years in 2010, an increase of 4.1 years over 2000, a white paper issued on Tuesday said.

Life expectancy up in India, women live over four years longer than men: Study

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: According to a study published in the journal The Lancet, Indians now live longer compared to 1990 as life expectancy has increased by 6.9 years for men between 1990 and 2013 and 10.3 years for women during the same period.

Living near noisy road raises risk of early death, stroke

Living in an area with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy as well as increase the risk of strokes, scientists have warned.

First immortal human has already been born, claims Cambridge scientist
First immortal human has already been born, claims Cambridge scientist

Cambridge gerontologist Aubrey de Grey has claimed that the first human being who can escape the ill health of old age indefinitely has already been born.

Are populations actually ageing more slowly?

Faster increases in life expectancy do not necessarily produce faster population ageing, according to a new research.

World Health Day: Working to realise dream of healthy India, says PM Modi

On World Health Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday prayed for people to remain in the best of health and said food safety, which is also this year's theme, is an essential pre-condition for good health.

Alcoholism may cut short your life by eight years

Alcohol dependent patients die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without a history of alcohol addiction, warns a new study.

Pay attention to declining health in urban areas: WHO

Linking habitat and life expectancy, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has stressed on the alarming situation of declining health in urban areas.

USD 1mn prize set on potion to extend human life beyond 120

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur has launched a $1 million prize for the scientists to find the elixir of life that can extend life beyond age 120 - the theoretical maximum human lifespan.

Global life expectancy increases by more than six years

Life expectancy around the world increased by 6.2 years between 1990 and 2013, according to a study published by The Lancet.

How grip strength changes across lifespan

A new research has shed light on how grip strength changes across life.

Obesity may cut lifespan by up to eight years

Being overweight and obesity have the potential to decrease life expectancy of individuals by up to eight years, says an alarming study, adding that being overweight could be as bad as cigarette smoking.

Mediterranean diet key to longer, healthier life

 Consuming a Mediterranean diet can lead to a longer, healthier life, says a new study.

Have a sense of purpose for longer life

We know that happiness is associated with a lower risk of death. New research shows that the meaningfulness and sense of purpose that older people have in their lives are also related to survival.

Scientists call for urgent steps to address global malaise of 'ageing'

In a new study, scientists have claimed that ageing is an issue that needs to be addressed globally, for unless some effective strategies were found to cater to old age problems, it would greatly affect the quality of life of older people.

25 percent of diabetics worldwide live in China

A new study has revealed that 1 in 4 people with diabetes worldwide live in China.

Diabetes drug may even benefit non-diabetics

A study involving over 180,000 people has shown that patients treated with the widely prescribed diabetic drug metformin can live longer than non-diabetics.

Mental illnesses can reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

An analysis by Oxford University psychiatrists has shown that serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10-20 years - a loss of years that`s equivalent to or worse than that for heavy smoking.

Y chromosome`s loss linked to shorter life expectancy and higher cancer risk for men

Researchers have shown a correlation between a loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells and both a shorter life span and higher mortality from cancer in other organs.

Wait for 20 years to win a Nobel prize!

Considering the fact about the time dilation in Nobel Prize Awards, a study found that expiring laureates may die waiting for their medal.