A new study argues that expanding health insurance coverage can drive medical progress, support wellbeing, and even extend lifespan in the United States.
How Long Older Adults Will Live Comes Down to 17 Often Surprising Factors
A new model to predict the life expectancy of older people relies less on their specific disease diagnoses and more on factors such as the ability to grocery shop, the amount of certain small cholesterol particles circulating in their blood, and whether they never or only occasionally smoked.
Biological Age, Not Birthdate May Reveal Healthy Longevity
UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Study reports that epigenetic age acceleration is associated with lower odds of living to be 90 years old and could be used as a biomarker for healthy longevity and to estimate functional and cognitive aging.
Chula’s Innovations for the Aging Society
As one of the countries with a rapidly increasing aging population, especially this 2022, Thailand is now becoming an ‘aging’ society and will likely become a ‘super-aging society’ by 2031. To better meet the needs and provide services to the nation’s aging society, experts from various fields at Chulalongkorn University have conducted research to produce and develop innovations for the elderly.
How long can a person live? The 21st century may see a record-breaker
A new University of Washington study calculates the probability of living past age 110, which, though rare, likely will increase this century.
Greening the Earth and Improving Health through Human-Powered Transport
Driving has become a way of life for people throughout the world. However, heavy reliance on gas-powered vehicles contributes to three problems (global climate change, air pollution and physical inactivity) that result in millions of deaths per year. As developing…
Survival tip: Start at normal weight and slowly add pounds
People who start adulthood with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range and move later in life to being overweight – but never obese – tend to live the longest, a new study suggests.
Schooling Disrupted by the Pandemic in the United States Likely to Have Life-Long Impact, Study Says
A team that includes UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers has found American children whose educations have been disrupted by the pandemic, even as little as 2-4 months, may face shortened life spans.
Study: Loneliness Highest in the 20s and Lowest in the 60s
Seeking to develop effective interventions, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine examined the psychological and environmental factors that lead to patterns of loneliness in different age groups.
For elderly couples, negative thoughts about aging can be detrimental to their spouses
Elderly husbands and wives can expect their health to decline—as well as that of their spouse—when their self-perceptions about aging become negative, a new study suggests.
Is Spirituality a Component of Wisdom?
In a recent study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a seventh component of wisdom: spirituality.
New study finds Biden, Trump both likely to be ‘Super-Agers’
In a paper published in the Journal on Active Aging researchers conclude that both 2020 presidential candidates — former Vice President Joe Biden, 77, and President Donald Trump, 74 — are likely to maintain their health beyond the end of the next presidential term. As a result, they say that chronological age and fitness should not be factors in the 2020 election.
Arizona biologist part of international team to sequence genome of rare reptilian ‘living fossil’
Northern Arizona University professor Marc Tollis was one of a dozen collaborators sequencing the genome of the tuatara, a lizard-like creature that lives on the islands of New Zealand. This groundbreaking research was done in partnership with the Māori people of New Zealand, as the tuatara is a sacred animal for many tribes.
When it comes to longevity, any exercise is good exercise
ASU sociologist finds team-oriented exercises benefit us socially and can also increase life span
A new approach to measuring inequalities in development
A new study for the first time systematically explored and compared the use of the Human Life Indicator as a viable alternative to the conventional Human Development Index.
Men and women live longer in countries with higher gender parity
In advance of International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8), new research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that in countries where gender parity is high, both men and women live longer than in countries where equality is low.
Lonely in a Crowd: Overcoming Loneliness with Acceptance and Wisdom
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found the main characteristics of loneliness in a senior housing community and the strategies residents use to overcome it.
Intermittent Fasting Increases Longevity in Cardiac Catheterization Patients
In a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have found that cardiac catheterization patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don’t.