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Is life worth living after 75? Why this medical ethicist isn’t a fan of extending the human life span

In October 2014, [physician and medical ethicist] Ezekiel Emanuel published an essay in the Atlantic called “Why I Hope to ...
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Identical sex chromosomes could be key to a long life

When 109-year-old Jessie Gallan was asked about the secret to her long life, she replied “staying away from men.” Other ...
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‘My entire goal is to basically age in reverse’: How biohackers are attempting to engineer longer lives

When day breaks, they go out in their yard and face the rising sun — Thaddeus [Owen] in shorts and ...
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Exercise Rx: Physical activity is ‘personal regenerative medicine’ and ‘acts like pharmaceutical drugs’

As researchers learn more about how exercise fights chronic ills like heart disease and diabetes, doctors may soon be able ...
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Does AI represent our best bet for extending human lives?

Co-founder and CEO [of Insilico Medicine] Alex Zhavoronkov said he believes there is no greater goal in healthcare today—or, really, ...
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Futurist Jamie Metzl: How genetic engineering could help us live longer

Jamie Metzl is a technology and healthcare futurist and geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, media commentator, and Senior Fellow of the Atlantic ...
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Beware claims by consumer DNA testing companies: They can’t predict how long you’ll live

“Upload DNA data and know more about yourself,” promises Genomelink, anywhere from fitness-related attributes, such as longevity, pulmonary function, and job-related ...
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Anti-aging pill ‘5 to 12 years away’

[I]magine if, instead of a pill you could take to live for ever, there was a pill that could push ...
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An argument for why no one should live past 75

[Physician Ezekiel] Emanuel vowed to refuse not only heroic medical interventions once he turned 75, but also antibiotics and vaccinations ...
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Inside the transhumanist quest for ‘super-longevity’

Transhumanism is a patchwork of beliefs about how technology will enhance the human condition, maybe radically so. There are Extropians ...
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Can this new blood test can predict your death 5-10 years before it happens?

Though predicting an exact day is far from likely, an experimental blood test may be able to tell an individual’s ...
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Are we reaching the limits of human life expectancy?

With life expectancies steadily rising in most countries, high quality care is essential for aging populations ...
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Is there any point in living longer if we can’t stay young?

Aging, like bankruptcy in Hemingway’s description, happens two ways, slowly and then all at once. ... "...Over the past century, ...
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Will two daily cups of coffee help you live longer? This study says so.

There have been studies saying coffee drinking increases longevity and general health and also studies to the contrary. Now, the ...
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Are we about to raise the cap on human life expectancy?

Ray Kurzweil, Google’s chief futurist, says that if you can just hang on until 2029, medical advances will start to ...
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Searching for a ‘fountain of youth’ in our genes

Explorers have dreamt for centuries of a Fountain of Youth, with healing waters that rejuvenate the old and extend life ...
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Even just a bit of exercise might help you live longer, study shows

Yet another study highlights the importance of getting up and doing something—anything!—to be physically active. It suggests that sedentary people ...
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Why did Holocaust survivors live longer than other Jews?

The horrors of the Holocaust were once thought to have inflicted a deadly legacy on the health of survivors. … But ...
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Can genetics explain why women live longer than men?

Existing research has shown that, on average, women tend to live longer than men, and many mammals show this same ...
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Why a decline in mortality rates among very old people may be ‘an illusion’

An intriguing phenomenon has emerged in recent years: among very old people, the rate at which people die appears to decline when ...
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Casting doubt on whether our DNA can be tweaked to increase human lifespan

Estimates predict that somewhere between 15 percent and 30 percent of the variability in human lifespan is due to genetics ...
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How we can improve mortality rates for people with mental illnesses

[P]eople with serious mental illness die 10 to 25 years earlier than the general population. It’s not difficult to understand why. Even ...
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Live to 150? AI suggests it’s possible, but not without clearing huge ‘hurdles’

[Scientist Alex Zhavoronkov] firmly believes that aging research is the most important field of science right now. In the past, ...
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Why we find ourselves at the limits of human lifespan

The 20th century was a period of unprecedented biological growth for our species. The average human lifespan increased from 31 years in ...
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Genes identified that extend life

Is the secret to extending human life span written in our genes? Clues from other organisms suggest it might be ...