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People who don’t drink coffee and sit for six or more hours a day have 60 percent higher risk of dying: Study

Coffee consumption exhibits potential in reducing the risk of death, particularly for those with sedentary lifestyles. Further exploration into coffee's properties is warranted to unveil its full potential in mortality risk reduction.

New Study Reveals Way to ‘Significantly Reduce’ Biological Age

NEWSWEEK – A study that developed biological age clocks to predict a person's age, which may differ from chronological age, showed that a reduced-calorie diet among the trial participants caused a major reduction in biological aging. Published in the journal Nature Aging on Thursday, the study, whose research was funded by Singapore's Ministry of Education, reiterates similar findings from recent years, most of which sourced data from the national Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of...

Vitamin may extend lifespan, new research suggests

NEWSWEEK – Researchers at Japan's Osaka University published a new study examining the relationship between germ cells, aging, and sex, finding that vitamin D extended fishes' lifespan, a result that is likely to translate to other vertebrates including humans. Dr. Tohru Ishitani, a researcher on the study of Nothobranchius furzeri (also known as killifish), told Newsweek in an email that the study found, "Treatment with vitamin D extended the lifespan in both sexes in the...

Scientists Reveal Three Tricks To Age Better

NEWSWEEK – Swapping just one hour of TV time per day for walking or standing can improve your chances of a healthy old age. A recent study from the JAMA Network Open highlights the critical role of light-intensity physical activity (LPA) in promoting healthy aging among older women. The study, conducted by a team of researchers, followed over 45,000 participants from the Nurses' Health Study for 20 years to examine the impact of sedentary behaviors and...

Mediterranean diet associated with 23% reduction in mortality, study finds

CBS News – The Mediterranean diet has long been regarded as a heart-healthy option, but a new study has found the diet may help lower the risk of death. For the study, published in JAMA Network Open Friday, researchers examined 25,315 women over 25 years, finding a higher adherence to the diet was associated with a 23% reduced risk of all-cause mortality. Decreased risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality were also noted. A Mediterranean diet, patterned...

At 102 years old, I still help run my business

CNBC – Deborah Szekely recently hit a huge milestone: she turned 102 years old this month. Here are three daily practices Szekely swears by and credits for her longevity. 1. Move daily “I’ve always tried to walk a mile a day, and we count footsteps so we know when it is,” Szekely says. “I can’t take a nap in the afternoon unless I’ve got my steps in. It’s not anything that is rigid, it just is something you...

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Could Halt Progression

"Our ultimate goal is to develop treatments that can prevent or slow down Alzheimer's progression."

Reporting Medicare fraud & abuse

MEDICARE.GOV – Medicare fraud and abuse can happen anywhere. It’s important that you protect your Medicare number and other personal information, and check your Medicare claims regularly so you don’t become a victim. What are some examples of Medicare fraud? A provider that bills Medicare for services or supplies they never gave you, like charging you for a visit you never had, or a back brace you never got. A provider that charges Medicare twice for...

Like to bike? Your knees will thank you and you may live longer, too

A large new study shows people who bike have less knee pain and arthritis than those who do not.

Most nursing homes don’t have enough staff to meet the federal government’s new rules

SHOTS HEALTH NEWS – The Biden administration is establishing new standards for how much time each day a nursing home resident gets direct care from a nurse or an aide. The Biden administration finalized nursing home staffing rules Monday that will require thousands of them to hire more nurses and aides — while giving them years to do so. The new rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are the most substantial changes to...

A spoonful of olive oil a day could reduce risk of death from dementia: study

globalnews.ca – A study has found that about a spoonful of olive oil a day could lower the risk of dying from dementia. The study, published in the JAMA Network Open on Monday, observed more than 90,000 adults in the U.S. over 28 years, 65 per cent of whom were female. The mean age was 56 at the beginning of the study. The women’s cohort was from the Nurses’ Health Study from 1990 to 2018, and the...

Goffstown woman, 103, attributes longevity to ‘no husbands, no smoking, no alcohol’

Union Leader – Asked if she had a secret that would explain her long life, Imogene Williams, 103, alluded first to her lifelong abstinence from alcohol and smoking. “I tasted it once, and that was it,” Williams said of the day many decades ago when she decided alcohol wasn’t for her. Likewise for the day that she gave smoking a try. Williams then looked up at her trio of visitors and blurted, “Oh, I didn’t have...

City-Country Mortality Gap Widens Amid Persistent Holes in Rural Health Care Access

KFF HEALTH NEWS – In Matthew Roach’s two years as vital statistics manager for the Arizona Department of Health Services, and 10 years previously in its epidemiology program, he has witnessed a trend in mortality rates that has rural health experts worried. As Roach tracked the health of Arizona residents, the gap between mortality rates of people living in rural areas and those of their urban peers was widening. The health disparities between rural and urban...

Add Five More Years with One Therapy

LIFE EXTENSION – My 40-year quest to persuade supporters to keep their blood pressure in lower ranges continues to fail! I’ll never forget a call I received from a dedicated Life Extension® supporter in the 1980s who had suffered an ischemic stroke. He was fortunate to fully recover. My first question was about his blood pressure. It was elevated. This supporter recalled our warning to keep blood pressure below 120/80 mmHg. He nonetheless thought that his healthy diet...
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