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Drinking Soda Can Cause Premature Aging

It is well-documented that, due to their high sugar content, regular consumption of soft drinks has been linked to the development of various health problems including diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

A new study has suggested that their negative physiological effects may be even more far-reaching, however, concluding that even...
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Weekender: Bloodlines - The Case for Vampires

In many cultures, blood is considered to be the equivalent of the sacred life force, explaining its use in many historic religious rituals and ceremonies. In myths and legends, vampires were said to utilise the power of human blood, drinking large quantities from their living victims in order to obtain their life energy. Young virgins were said to...
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Scientists Discover Crucial Key to Aging and Possibly Many Diseases

Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have identified a key factor that regulates cells ability to clean themselves of debris and, in turn controls aging. The findings, published in Nature Communications today, could lead to the development of new therapies for age-related disorders that are characterized by a breakdown in this...
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What Improves With Age

Our memories may deteriorate as we get older, but our HEARTS become wiser.

A hundred years ago, life was harder, so people tended to erect a hard crust around their emotions. Children died young, which led to the emotionally cold and distant father--very common in...
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Old Sinners Picked the Right Parents

People may be getting sick and dying at a younger age than they used to, although some people seem to have found the legendary Fountain of Youth. But people who live...
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How Long Can We Live?

Adam Tanner writes that scientists say we may eventually live to be hundreds of years old. "I think we are knocking at the door of immortality," says Michael Zey. "?What was science fiction a decade ago is no longer science fiction." But Dr. Geoffrey West isn't so sure, because we're bound to the Rule of Four. He says, "Four is the magic number...

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Elixir of Youth Part II: Spaghetti Sauce?

Men who eat tomato products two or more times a week can significantly reduce their chances of contracting prostate cancer, according to Dr. Edward Giovannucci of Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health.

From 1986 to 1998, the researchers analyzed the food choices and prostate cancer histories of more...
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Elixir of Youth

Bruce Ames, of the University of California fed elderly rats acetyl-L-carintine and the anti-oxidant alpha-lipoic acid for a month. Both chemicals are normally found in mammal cells, and both are sold in health food stores. Then he tested the animals for memory and stamina. ?With these two supplements together, these old rats got up and did the...

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