centenarians

China has 49,000 centenarians: Survey


November 8th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 8 (IANS) China has around 49,000 people over 100 years of age, says a new survey.The survey by the China Gerontological Society said that till July 1, the ... Read more...

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Britain has over 12,000 centenarians


September 30th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Britain now has a total of 12,640 people over 100 years of age, official statistics show.There were just 2,500 centenarians in 1980, the Daily Express reports.The ... Read more...

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Centenarians possess genes for a ripe age


August 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The secret behind why some people live for 100 years may lie in their genes and not in a healthy lifestyle, a research says."Centenarians may ... Read more...

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One in six Brits will live to be more than 100 years old


December 30th, 2010 - 10:11 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec.30 (ANI): Over 10 million people alive in Britain today, or one in six, will live to be over 100 years old, government figures have suggested, and this could have profound ... Read more...

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Reaching 100 years of age not just about health history


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Living to 100 is easier than you might think.A new research by the University of Georgia has provided new clues on surviving to be 100 years old, ... Read more...

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Study that ‘unlocked’ genetics of a long life under scanner


November 20th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A previously published study into the genetics of ageing has come under scanner after it claimed that it may soon be possible to test people to see whether ... Read more...

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125-year-old woman is oldest Chinese


October 17th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 17 (IANS) A 125-year-old woman is China's oldest person, a media report said Sunday.Luo Meizhen, of Bama county in Guangxi Zhuang region, topped the list of the longest-living people ... Read more...

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125-year-old woman tops ‘longest living Chinese’ list


October 17th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): A woman, aged 125, has topped the latest list of the 10 longest-living people in China.Luo Meizhen is from Southwest China and believed to be the oldest ... Read more...

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Gubernatorial style bashes for Meghalaya’s centenarians


October 6th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 6 (IANS) Meghalaya residents who attain 100 years of age can now celebrate the event at the Raj Bhavan, thanks to an initiative by Governor R.S Mooshahary."I will invite anyone ... Read more...

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Moscow has 500 centenarians


October 6th, 2010 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian capital city Moscow has around 500 people over 100 years of age, a senior official has said."About 500 people above 100 years old live in Moscow, ... Read more...

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Britain will have 90,000 centenarians by 2034


October 1st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Britain will have nearly 90,000 people over the age of 100 in the next 24 years, authorities have said.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a report ... Read more...

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China’s ‘longevity city’ has 255 centenarians


September 16th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Nanjing, Sep 16 (ANI): The Chinese city of Rugao, renowned for the longevity of its residents, has 255 centenarians, as per a statistics released by the city's civil affairs bureau on Thursday.The ... Read more...

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230,000 Japanese aged over 100 ‘missing’


September 11th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 11 (IANS) Over 230,000 elderly people in Japan, listed in the country's records as being aged over 100, are missing or "unaccounted for", a nationwide inquiry has revealed. An audit of ... Read more...

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More than 230,000 centenarians missing in Japan


September 11th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Japanese government have lost track of more than 230,000 people that are listed as 100 years old or above. It is believed that most of them are ... Read more...

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Hundreds of thousands of Japanese registered as being over 100 are unaccounted for


September 10th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of thousands of people across Japan are unaccounted for even though they are registered as being alive and more than 100 years old, the country's Ministry of ... Read more...

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Secret of living till 100 lies in genes


July 3rd, 2010 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Scientists have discovered new genes that can indicate with incredible accuracy who is most likely to live beyond the age of 100. The team from Boston University, US, identified ... Read more...

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Genes predict extreme longevity


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Genetic variants play a critical and complex role in predicting exceptionally long lives, says a study. Boston University (BU) researchers identified a group of genetic variants that can ... Read more...

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Genes behind whether you’ll live till 100 discovered


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): A mix of around 150 variations in DNA sequence could act as an effective predictor of whether a person has the genetic artillery to live up to 100 ... Read more...

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Scientists decode genes that cause ageing


May 17th, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) A group of scientists claimed to have decoded the gene which is responsible for ageing, a breakthrough which would help develop a drug to enable people live a ... Read more...

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Genes that let you live to 100 discovered


May 16th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): The secret to longevity probably lies in having the right 'suite' of genes, according to new studies of centenarians and their families.Scientists have identified the 'Methuselah' genes whose ... Read more...

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Having strong ties with friends and family helps people live longer


May 15th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, May 15 (ANI): Having a close-knit group of family and friends has more bearing on a person's lifespan than genetics, a study has revealed.The study involved the participation ... Read more...

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Want to live beyond 100, take ‘magic pill’


May 12th, 2010 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
London May 12 (IANS) Scientist are working on a project to develop a "magic pill" that would allow people to live beyond 100 and be fit and healthy. Researchers have identified genes that ... Read more...

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Soon, ‘magic pill’ that will allow people to live beyond 100


May 11th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new pill, which, if taken at 40, could boost a person's chances of living longer.Prof Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute of Ageing at ... Read more...

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OMG, even centenarians are becoming tech-savvy!


May 6th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 6 (ANI): A new American survey has revealed that the use of text messages, iPods and the Web is increasing among centenarians.The survey, conducted by Evercare, revealed that ... Read more...

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Past satisfaction with life key to happiness in oldest years


April 10th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Iowa State researchers have identified secrets to happiness, depression among the oldest of old.In a study of 158 Georgia centenarians, the researchers found that past satisfaction with life ... Read more...

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Retaining ovaries linked to longevity


December 10th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Thousands of women and pet dogs undergo a hysterectomy and have their ovaries removed along with their uterus. Now, research looking at longevity may challenge almost decades of ... Read more...

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Scientists zero in on one key for living to 100


November 14th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have found an apparent key to living till 100 years- an inherited cellular repair mechanism that thwarts aging and perhaps helps prevent disease.Researches ... Read more...

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Coming soon, body parts that never wear out


October 20th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 20 (ANI): British scientists are working on regenerative therapies that could help centenarians have bodies of 50-year-olds in the future.Researchers at Leeds University will be shelling out 50 million pounds ... Read more...

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World’s oldest man dies at 113 in Japan


June 19th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 19 (DPA) The world's oldest man Tomoji Tanabe died of cardiac failure in southern Japan Friday. He was 113 years old. Tanabe was listed as the world's oldest man by the ... Read more...

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Personality traits reinforce longevity in families of centenarians


April 4th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Longevity tends to run in families and is reinforced by specific personality traits among children of centenarians. Studies of such offsprings showed that their mortality is 120 percent ... Read more...

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Centenarians’ offspring show personality traits linked with healthy ageing, longevity


April 4th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that the children of centenarians generally possess certain personality traits that are associated with healthy ageing and longevity.Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) ... Read more...

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Centenarians owe their longevity to a gene


February 5th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Thanks to the presence of a longevity gene, people can live up to be a 100 years or even longer as a comparison of hundreds of DNA samples ... Read more...

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German researchers uncover “longevity gene”


February 4th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): German scientists have uncovered a gene linked to longevity in Europeans - a finding which suggests that individuals with the right genes can reach a ripe old ... Read more...

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Living to be a 100 can be a pretty depressing affair


November 24th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Most elderly people, who make it to 100 years, suffer from depression that is poorly understood and under diagnosed, according to a new study.The centenarians face numerous ... Read more...

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Kids of centenarians live longer too


November 21st, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Centenarian offspring kids of parents who lived to be at least 97 years old live longer, have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes as compared to ... Read more...

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