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Altering brain's food sense may achieve healthy ageing

Tweaking the brain in order to alter the perception of feeding state and achieve low-calorie intake may promote healthy ageing, finds an interesting study.

Damaged stem cells linked with ageing and cancer

Under conditions of stress, haematopoietic stem cells are driven into a state of rapid cell division and this can directly damage the DNA, reveals new research.

Can healthy ageing be achieved globally?

As scientists the world over are searching for the elixir of life for healthy ageing, some top researchers now suggest that the concept of successful ageing should be abandoned, pointing to social inequalities and the problems associated with labelling a person an "unsuccessful ager".

Space flight can age immune system prematurely
Space flight can age immune system prematurely

Spending long duration on space flights may accelerate ageing of the immune system in astronauts, finds a research.

How human cells lifespan can be extended revealed

A new study has shed light on telomeres that are essential part of human cells that affect how our cells age, by extending them to slow down the cell aging process.

Extending telomeres reverses ageing in human skin cells: Study

 A new technique can increase the length of human telomeres quickly and efficiently, promising to reverse the ageing process and paving the way for treatment of highly debilitating genetic diseases, scientists say.

Wearing skin-tight Lycra, riding bicycle can help you fight ageing

A new study has revealed that older cyclists who dress up in skin-tight Lycra and riding bicycleshow fewer signs of ageing compared with non-cyclists.

Ageing does not affect important financial decisions

A new research has found that older adult's lifetime financial expertise and knowledge offsets their declining ability to information efficiently process when making financial decisions.

I'd apply cement if it stopped wrinkles: Sofia Vergara
I'd apply cement if it stopped wrinkles: Sofia Vergara

'Modern Family' actress Sofia Vergara says she would go to any extent to stay young.

Naomi Watts defends Renee Zellweger
Naomi Watts defends Renee Zellweger

Actress Naomi Watts has spoken out in defence of Renee Zellweger, saying getting older is no easy task.

Wrinkle banishing pills could also be key to beating ageing

Scientists claim that the pills for putting a stop to wrinkles and could also be the key to beating ageing.

Chocolates keep you healthy, happy

It's a well known fact that too much consumption of sugar is bad for health. But a little bit of sugar in moderation isn't as terrible as one thought, say researchers.

Fresh hope for tackling ageing

 Offering fresh hope for tackling diseases and conditions associated with ageing, researchers have identified 'markers' that could spot old cells in the body.

Nanowires to combat cell damage, ageing in humans

Nanowires made of vanadia can reduce cell damage in the human body, researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore have found.

Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee may reduce Alzheimer's risk by 20 percent

A new study has demonstrated that drinking 3-5 cups of coffee might help in lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease by up to 20 percent.

Calorie-restricting diets slow ageing

Having diets with fewer calories may help you delay ageing and age-related disorders such as memory loss, finds new research.

How to take care of your skin when you're old

Studies have showed that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning damages the DNA in our skin cells and it also leads to premature skin aging in the form of wrinkles and sun spots.

Healthy ageing must be global priority: Lancet

As people across the world live longer, soaring levels of chronic illness and diminished well being are poised to become a major global public health challenge, researchers have warned.

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.