Healthy lifestyle can help you stay 10 years younger

An individual who smokes, drinks a lot, is physically inactive and has an unhealthy diet has 2.5 fold higher mortality risk than someone who leads a healthy lifestyle, new research says.

Super-hot curries could help you live longer

A new study suggests that super-hot curries could help you live longer.

Oxidants combat ageing to make you live longer

This may come as a real shock to you. Free radicals - also known as oxidants produced by our bodies as we process oxygen - act on a molecular mechanism that, in other circumstances, tells a cell to kill itself!

World`s oldest woman`s blood hints at lifespan limits

The world`s oldest woman`s blood analysis has concluded that lifespan of humans might ultimately be limited by the capacity for stem cells to keep replenishing tissues day in day out.

Running too much could shorten your lifespan

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Cancer vaccine developed to boost lifespan of patients

Russian scientists have developed a vaccine for the treatment of cancer that can increase the patient`s lifespan more than two-fold, ITAR-TASS reported Wednesday.

Smoking may knock ten years off your life

Ten years go up in smoke! Smoking may cut at least 10 years from your life, the first ever long-term Australian study has found.

Overweight older adults with stable weight likelier to survive

Some overweight older adults don`t need to lose weight to live longer, but could risk an early death if they gain more pounds, according to a study.

Changing lifestyle can help lengthen lifespan

Changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may lengthen telomeres, which are associated with fewer illnesses and longer life, a new study has revealed.

Hangovers decrease with age

The tendency to experience hangovers decreases with age, a new study has claimed.

Heart disease patients with positive attitudes live longer

Heart disease patients with positive attitudes are more likely to exercise and live longer, a new study has found.

Gene tweak boosts lifespan by 20 per cent in mice

Scientists have found that altering a single gene in mice extended their average lifespan by about 20 per cent - the equivalent of raising the average human lifespan by 16 years, from 79 to 95.

Secret to long, healthy life revealed

After years of studying older folks, it has finally been revealed what it takes to age well.

Living in urban areas may alter your biological clock

Living in the city can have a major effect on the internal clocks of both humans and animals which could lead to increased incidence of health problems and reduced lifespan, researchers have claimed.