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longevity

Ageing
October 24, 2017

How old are you really? Biological age explained.

You’ve just turned fabulous 40 but your body and mind feel decades older. What’s going on? Your biological age may have the answer. The human body has two different ages: a chronological age and a biological age. Chronological age is the actual time you’ve been alive, measured in years, months, and days from the date you were born. Biological age is how old you seem. It’s a measure of how well your body functions relative to your age on the calendar. Your chronological age doesn't always match your biological age. Ageing rates can vary significantly from person to person, even if you…
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Food & nutrition
September 26, 2017

Fasting can extend your life

“I’m gonna live forever!” So goes the famous line from the aptly titled cult movie, Fame. Living forever. Living longer. It’s the stuff miracle creams, tonics, potions and pills are made of. Everyone wants to live longer, and if we can look younger while doing it, so much the better. Intermittent fasting is one of the latest longevity trends doing the rounds. It’s not particularly new or revolutionary; in fact, Muslims, Hindus, other religions and other schools of thoughts have been practicing it for centuries. Muslims observe a period of a month of fasting, typically from dawn to dusk, Hindus…
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Food & nutrition
May 12, 2017

Red hot chili peppers – the key to a longer life

Like it hot and spicy? Your adventurous palate may be doing you a world of good without even realising it. Other than adding a kick of flavour to just about any dish, peppers could add years to your life. A study published in PLoS ONE, says that red hot chilli peppers can lower your risk of heart disease or stroke by a substantial 13 percent. We’re not quite sure why hot peppers extend life, but researchers speculate that capsaicin, the substance that gives peppers their fire, may be the spicy key. Capsaicin has potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that may…
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General knowledge
January 19, 2017

“The robodoc will see you now!”

Think for a minute about the usual chain of events leading up to seeing a doctor: you feel sick, so you probably Google your symptoms. The internet tells you that you’re close to death so you make an appointment with a GP. You sit in the waiting room reading year-old magazines before you’re called through and asked to give a rundown of your symptoms. The doc assesses them and hunts around for clues as to their source and provides you with a diagnosis. You’re given a script, and away you go. Flash forward to the year 2025: you start to…
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General knowledge
January 12, 2017

3 Questions you MUST ask when reading any health news

"Chocolate can make you lose weight", "Vaccines cause autism", "Cholesterol tablets cause dementia", "Strengthen your bones with calcium tablets". Do you know which of these headlines are true? Any of them, none of them, or maybe all of them? There is a massive amount of nonsense on the internet. Sometimes it's easy to see when something is completely false but truth is often stranger than fiction, and a lie, well told, can fool even the wise. When it comes to health, these myths cost lives. So, before you 'like', 're-post' or act on any health news you come across on…
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Tests & investigations
September 19, 2016

10 dates you do NOT want to miss!

Prevention IS better than cure, but the next best thing for health and longevity is early detection! Diagnosing a health problem early can mean successful treatment and a good outcome. Here is a list of the basic health screens and tests you should have - also, when to get them and why. (more…)
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Ageing
May 17, 2016

Myth busting – live longer and better

We all want to live a long and healthy life, but none of us want to get old. It seems the idea of longevity is only appealing if we can retain our youthful fitness and health. Is longevity possible, is it something you should take, or something you should do? What IS the secret of youth? We take a look. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
February 20, 2016

Focus and happiness are just a few steps away!

What if there was an easy and real way to help you with all of the following at once: stress, concentration, hormone dips and even depression? No, not a magic medication or a weird diet – something truly simple and even pleasurable? Well, there is. And anyone can do it. (more…)
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Cancer & lymphoma
February 4, 2016

10 Ways to fight cancer

4 February is World Cancer Day: this is a global event that takes place at the same time every year to unite the world in the fight against cancer. While everyone knows that cancer exists - and may even have lost someone to the disease - there’s still a lot more to know; especially when it comes to prevention. The slogan for World Cancer Day 2016 is #ICANWECAN - let’s look at 5 things you can do, and 5 thing we can do, to fight cancer. I Can Know my family history. If your family has a history of certain…
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Ageing
May 31, 2015

Whisky and cigars – The solution to living a longer life?

It seems drinking whisky and cigars can increase your lifespan – sounds crazy, right? Well, Richard Overton, USA’s oldest veteran is 108 years old and has been drinking whisky and smoking cigars for the majority of his life. So, is this man just genetically gifted or could his routine be the key to living a longer life? (more…)
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