longevity

Early death ‘twice as likely’ in most deprived parts of England

Rates of premature mortality are two times higher in the most deprived areas of England, compared to the most affluent…

Take a holiday – it could make you live longer

Taking regular holidays from work could prolong life, according to a 40-year study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health…

Moderate carbohydrate intake is best for health, new study suggests

Eating carbohydrates in moderation seems to be optimal for health and longevity, according to a new report published in The…

Can religious belief make you live longer?

Those with religious affiliations live an average of almost four years longer than those with none, according to new research…

Dog owners live longer

Dog owners have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death than non-dog owners, according to the results of a…

Four coffees a day slashes early death risk

Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of death, according to a new study by Spanish researchers. The…

Each hour of running ‘adds seven hours to your life’

For every hour spent running, your lifespan increases by an average of seven hours, up to a maximum of about…

killifish

Can a gut bacteria transplant make us young again? It worked for fish

Older fish live longer if they consume microbes from the faecal matter of younger fish, according to a study by…

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…

optimism

Being optimistic lowers your risk of several major diseases

Optimistic women are less likely to develop deadly diseases, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.…

Perk up your day at the Death Café

Everything is better with cake – even a frank discussion about your own demise

How long can you expect to live…

… and will you be healthy enough to enjoy it: the statistics tell all

The health case for golf: the sport ‘adds years to your life’

Playing golf can increase life expectancy, prevent diseases and improve mental health, according to an article published in the British…

Twins live longer ‘because close relationships are good for us’

Twins live longer than the general population, according to an analysis of almost 3,000 pairs of twins published in the…

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…

The Queen at 90 is as sharp as ever. What’s her secret?

The Queen turns 90 this week and although there will be no big-scale official celebrations, as there were for the…

19 Apr 2016

Fast-track to fitness: do fasting diets really work?

Regimes like the 5-2 can help shed pounds – but can they help with infertility, diabetes, ageing, arthritis and even cancer?

18 Feb 2016

Socialising is good for us: a large circle of friends protects against poor health

A healthy social life is as important for longevity as diet and exercise, according to a study from the University…

Gene sequence linked to longer life and a reduced risk of cancer

According to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology, a DNA sequence variation allows certain individuals to live long…