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Yoga and Meditation Can Positively Affect DNA

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Yoga and meditation are well-documented to have psychological, emotional and physical benefits for people at all stages of health, including cancer pa...

Nico Pitney

Scientists Find Alarming Deterioration In DNA Of The Urban Poor | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living

The urban poor in the United States are experiencing accelerated aging at the cellular level, and chronic stress linked both to income level and racia...

Support Soda Taxes: Avoid Premature Aging

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

I was summoned to the emergency room stat. We tried unsuccessfully for more than 40 minutes to resuscitate the patient. Death by heroin overdose. T...

Scientists Find Another Reason To Avoid Sugary Sodas

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.21.2014 | Science

Soft drinks have been linked to a number of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. And now a new study suggests that drinkin...

Radical Well-Being: Where We Need to Go (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

A person who is thriving in mind and body holds the key to most medical mysteries before they are solved.

Does Racism Accelerate Aging?

Nigel Barber | Posted 03.25.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

The authors evidently began with the notion that racism makes people old and were determined to extract that conclusion from their results. That requires a certain flair for creative obfuscation.

Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative -- A New Frontier 'Consciousome'

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The old model of the gene, which dates back to the discovery of DNA in 1953, says that our genes are fixed and unchanging.

Disturbing Link Between Racism & Aging Revealed In New Research

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Scientists have long known that experiencing racism is bad for your health. In fact, racial discrimination has been linked to depression, cardiovascul...

How Joblessness Makes Men Age Faster

Posted 11.21.2013 | Fifty

More bad news about joblessness. And, no, we're not talking about the unemployment rates. New research suggests long-term unemployment could actual...

How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Kravetz

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.

Change Your Genes With... Meditation?

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

It really does sound like an infomercial, doesn't it? Emerging research suggests a relationship between the practice of meditation and genetic changes. Let's consider the evidence.

From Obesity to Shorter Lifespans: Why Stress Is Public Health Enemy Number One

Stacy Lu | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacy Lu

The following is an interview with Elissa Epel, a UCSF psychologist who has studied the health impacts of stress, from its effects on our DNA to its relationship to overeating, for two decades.

WATCH: Why Do We Get Older?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Science

Why do we get older? It might seem like a silly question, but scientists have asked it in hopes that they might one day counteract the process. "Th...

A Recipe For Life: 4 Ways To Change Your DNA

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Reasonable lifestyle changes make a huge difference in living longer, healthier lives, and are simpler than you think. Like I tell my clients, it's the small changes that add up to a winning recipe.

'Biobank' Data Reveal Intriguing Link Between Telomeres, Death Risk

| Posted 11.12.2012 | Science

By Jocelyn Kaiser SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Researchers who have assembled a trove of genetic and medical data on 100,000 northern Californians ...

The Breakthrough That Will Change The Way You Age

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Thea Singer Fifteen minutes with a scientist who's unlocking the secrets to better aging. Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD, won the world's at...

Cortisol Switcharoo (Part 3): How the Main Stress Hormone Robs You of Memory and Telomere Length, Possibly Natal Chi

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

"Cortisol switch" is when you flip from the cortisol love -- which is where cortisol is helping you be productive, helping you focus, helping you feel on top of the world -- to the cortisol hate. You hit the wall.

Beyond the Science of Older New Dads and Baby's Longevity

Joel Brokaw | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Joel Brokaw

There is an extra Father's Day gift for us older new dads. It seems that scientists have discovered how our offspring may enjoy a longer life the older the birth father happens to be.

Of Mice and Men: Unseen Dangers in Laboratory Protocols

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

New work calls into question the standard model used to assess potentially negative impacts of drugs. If this analysis is correct, we may well be greatly misunderstanding long-term interactions drugs can have on our bodies, both with respect to cancer formation and significant tissue damage.

Under Pressure: Does Stress Accelerate Aging?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Do stress and anxiety actually accelerate the aging process?

WATCH: Relax And Live Longer?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living

While it seems inevitable that as we age we will experience more health problems, our chronological age isn't always the same as how old our body acts...

Can Your DNA Predict Longevity? | Posted 01.13.2012 | Fifty

What if your doctor could tell you how long your life would be -- while you were still young? That's the possibility offered by a study released this ...

Unbelievable Side Effect Of Being Stressed While Pregnant

Jena Pincott | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Jena Pincott

There's an avalanche of evidence that women who are under extreme duress in pregnancy have kids who have shorter attention spans, lower IQs, memory deficiencies and health problems.

Tell Us More Telomeres: Anecdotes From A Nobel Prize Winner

| Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Thea Singer (Click here for the original article) The little tips of chromosomes get shorter every time a cell divides, and this shortening is ...

What's Your Real (Cellular) Age?

Jay Williams, Ph.D. | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty
Jay Williams, Ph.D.

What's my obsession with the New Science of Aging? As a physiologist, science writer, and wellness consultant, my client base is dominated by the 50...