Anti-ageing

Enjoying life may mean a better chance of living for longer

People who enjoy life are less likely to die prematurely, according to research at University College London. The study, published…

centenarians

Centenarians smoke, drink and eat badly. How do they get away with it?

‘The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it’s that they know so many things that…

probiotics

No, a yoghurt a day won’t help to beat Alzheimer’s

Probiotics found in yoghurt and supplements could improve the cognitive skills and memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to…

weightlifting

Worried about mental decline? Weightlifting can help

Light weightlifting twice a week could lead to improved memory function in older adults, according to research by the University…

Has human lifespan reached its natural limit?

It may not be possible to extend the lifespan of humans beyond 125 years, a study published in Nature has…

Caffeine addicts are less likely to develop dementia

Caffeine is associated with reduced odds of developing dementia and cognitive impairment in women, according to a study published in…

People who go to church live longer. Here’s why

Over the last 20 years, research has gradually accumulated suggesting that religious service attendance is associated with better physical and…

Fasting slows the ageing process. Sounds unlikely? Here’s the science

A drug that slowed ageing and protected the body from diseases such as cancer would no doubt cause considerable excitement…

Are all alternative therapies useless? Not quite. Here are three that work

In my last article I stated that alternative treatments are therapies that either have not been proven to work or…

Fibre-rich diet ‘raises your chance of a long and healthy life’

People who have a fibre-rich diet have a better chance of ageing successfully, according to a study by scientists at…