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Age-related illness risk for people living with HIV, says study

Although the number of people contracting HIV is declining, approximately 1.8 million people are infected every year and HIV remains one of the world's major health issues.

Being socially active in the 50s and 60s linked to lower dementia risk, says study

The analysis showed that someone who saw friends almost daily at age 60 was 12 per cent less likely to develop dementia than someone who only saw one or two friends every few months.


Ear 'tickle' therapy may help slow ageing, says study

The researchers suggest that the 'tickle' therapy has the potential to help people age more healthily, by recalibrating the body's internal control system.

Disturbed sleep linked to faster ageing: Study

The findings also suggested that the women were more prone to such sleep-disordered breathing than men.

Premature ageing? It's time to focus on the right diet

Beat premature ageing by making these healthy food choices a part of your regular diet and lifestyle.

Living in stressful neighbourhood is related to ageing faster, according to research

The study, published in PLoS One, combined population health and molecular biology research and found that people who reported problems in their local area – such as assaults, burglaries, litter and vandalism – had shorter telomere lengths, and the effect was more marked among women.


Smoothing wrinkles in cells could reverse ageing

Scientists are already modifying viruses for beneficial medical purposes, and it would be particularly easy to get a modified virus to the liver because of the organ's role in detoxifying the body.

Exercise 4-5 times daily to delay ageing

While exercising for about two to three days a week for about 30 minutes may be sufficient to minimise stiffening of middle-sized arteries, exercising for about four to five days a week is required to keep the larger central arteries youthful.

Humans have hit maximum lifespan limit, climate change a factor: Study

A new study has shown that human may have reached higher limits on lifespan, height and physical ability, and these might be influenced through time by climatic changes, among other factors.

Expert tips: How to manage ageing

Staying healthy and fit, eating right and spending a good amount of time with your friends and family could help manage your age.