Evidence builds that optimism might lengthen your life

A sunny outlook on life may do more than make you smile: New research suggests it could also guard against heart attacks, strokes and early death.

The mystery of the super-ager

There are some suggestions that people who are more optimistic age better than people who aren't. We're just starting to look at these personality traits and how they influence aging.

Drug cocktail almost doubles lifespan of worms

A research team has discovered a combination of drugs that increases healthy lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans. Life-extending effects in worms could one day translate into treatments that delay ageing in humans.

How healthy will we be in 2040?

A new scientific study of forecasts and alternative scenarios for life expectancy and major causes of death in 2040 shows all countries are likely to experience at least a slight increase in lifespans.

Moderate carbohydrate intake may be best for health

The study of 15,400 people in the USA found that diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers of carbohydrates had the lowest risk of mortality.

Scientists Have Reversed The Aging Of Human Cells In The Lab

The researchers were able to reverse the aging process of some old human cells by delivering a specific molecule to their mitochondria, the structures within cells where energy is produced.

Living Near Greenery Keeps Elderly People's Minds Young

A study tracked 10,000 British civil servants' health over many years. Using a sample of 6,506 aged between 45 and 68, scientists compared how reasoning, memory, and eloquence changed over a period of 10 years.

The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut

Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.

We could reverse aging by removing wrinkles inside our cells

A new discovery about the effects of aging in our cells could allow doctors to cure or prevent diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic diseases—and possibly even turn back the clock on aging itself.

Vegetarian diets could help avert one-third of early deaths, new research finds

One-third of early deaths - up to 200,000 total - might be averted if people switched to vegetarian diets, according to calculations from Harvard scientists.

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take an antioxidant that specifically targets mitochondria see age-related changes in blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, a new study shows.

Genes for longer life and intelligence overlap

Investigators have discovered dozens of new genetic variations associated with a person's general cognitive ability. While profiling cognitive ability, researchers also discovered a genetic overlap with longevity.

Eternal Life Is Mathematically Impossible, Says New Aging Theory

Aging is mathematically inevitable - like, seriously inevitable. There's logically, theoretically, mathematically no way out according to evolutionary biologists.

Stem Cells From Young Donors Could Combat Frailty in Old Age

While far from an anti-aging cure, injections of ‘master regulator’ stem cells show promise in fighting symptoms of frailty.

Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.