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The Visionaries Who Believe We Can Live Forever

By |2018-08-31T06:18:28+00:00August 30th, 2018|Lifestyle|

“We may have a society in which robots will drift away from total metal toward the organic, and human beings will drift away from the total organic toward the metal and plastic, and that somewhere in the middle they may eventually meet.”

The science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made that prediction in 1965. Today many scientists are working to make this a reality in the medical field.

For instance, in 2015, a 34-year-old Los Angeles quadriplegic, Erik Sorto, became the first person to control a robot arm with his thoughts. Now he’s able to enjoy a glass of beer by his own […]

Herbal-Probiotic Combo Extended Life 60% in This Study

By |2018-08-23T10:52:25+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Pharmacology|

When researchers investigated the effects of a traditional herbal medicine in a lab at Canada’s McGill University, they expected to find a few health benefits that would give them reason to study it further.

Instead, the results were stunning.

The tests produced evidence that the botanical blend, combined with a probiotic supplement, could extend life by about 60 percent in animal experiments.

“We did not imagine how successful this formulation would be,” says researcher Susan Westfall in an understatement.

Part of The “New” Discovery is Really Ancient

The blend the researchers are studying is triphala, a combination of three fruits that is used by the […]

An Unlikely Combo Increases Lifespan by 36 Per Cent

By |2018-08-16T16:36:29+00:00August 16th, 2018|Lifestyle|

One of the hallmarks of aging is cellular senescence. Cells lose the ability to divide, differentiate, and replicate — yet stubbornly refuse to die.

These senescent cells not only lose function, but interfere with processes that create new cells when old ones die. They also harm nearby healthy cells by secreting pro-inflammatory factors and other tissue-damaging molecules.

Senescent cells don’t normally form before we’re past the age of 60, but they can arise in obese individuals and those with chronic diseases at a much earlier age. Whatever the reason you develop these “zombie cells” that refuse to die, they drive the aging […]

New Blood Test Reveals How Long You’ll Live

By |2018-08-10T06:00:31+00:00August 9th, 2018|Natural Health|

To calculate someone’s life expectancy, scientists look for molecular changes that take place in cells. This approach determines mortality risk by focusing on a person’s rate of aging (biological age) as distinct from their chronological age.

But a novel approach has emerged that takes information from routine blood tests carried out at a doctor’s office. Proponents of the new strategy suggest these readily-available measurements can be used as a practical, accurate and easy-to-interpret “lifespan calculator.”

Unlike genetic tests, which provide information that’s engraved in stone, the blood data used to establish biological age can be modified by lifestyle changes to increase an […]

Can Some People Stop Aging Completely? “Yes,” Italian Researchers Say

By |2018-08-02T13:15:14+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Lifestyle|

When Italian researchers analyzed the health and mortality of Italian seniors, they came to a startling conclusion: As far as longevity and life expectancy goes, quite a few of the people in their study had stopped aging.

They had reached what the researchers call a “mortality plateau.”

While other seniors kept experiencing an increased risk of dying with each passing year, the risk for these non-aging folks had leveled off. Their chances of dying from one year to the next stayed the same even as they got older and older.

As a result, the researchers believe that although the oldest person on record […]