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2014-06-26 05:27:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Having the biological capability to conceive children later in life could mean that a woman is more likely to live longer, researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) claim in a new study. Writing in the latest edition of Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, the study authors explain that women who are able to have children after the age of 33 have a greater chance of living longer...

2014-06-06 23:06:46

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is responding to a recent study that claims centenarians (those who live to age 100) are more likely to live longer while receiving home care and that centenarians are opting to live out their final days in their home rather than in a hospital or medical facility. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Home Care Assistance –...

2014-06-04 15:11:51

King's College London Over 35,000 people lived to 100 years or more in England over the last ten years, with a large proportion subsequently dying from frailty exacerbated by pneumonia, according to a new study by King's College London. With the number of centenarians set to grow, end-of-life care needs to be tailored to the increasing frailty in this age group, warn the King's palliative care researchers. Boosting care home capacity and planning health services for the rise in...

2014-06-04 11:55:34

PLOS Centenarians are more likely to die of pneumonia and frailty or "old age" and less likely to die of the chronic conditions often associated with old age, such as cancer or ischemic heart disease, compared with older adults younger than 100 years, according to a study by Catherine Evans and colleagues from King's College London, London, UK. Centenarians were most likely to die in a care home (61%) or hospital (27%) and less likely to die at home (10%) or in hospice care (0.2%). Higher...

2014-04-09 12:27:09

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Centenarians have lower education levels, are overwhelmingly women and are more likely to live in poverty than the 65-and-older population, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. The report, "The Centenarian Population: 2007-2011," analyzes characteristics of centenarians and how they compare with those 65 years and older. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140409/DC01743-INFO "Centenarians are a small group who are a...

2013-05-29 23:21:10

Join the Connect the Doc team at the First Annual Centenarian Shuffle on June 2nd, 2013 in Stanley Park. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Connect the Doc is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the first annual Centenarian Shuffle, a Balance Walking fundraiser event that supports InspireHealth — a non-profit organization that provides extensive care to those diagnosed with cancer. This local walking event will be taking place on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Stanley Park....

2013-05-02 23:19:14

Extraordinary Centenarians in America: Their Secrets to Living a Long Vibrant Life introduces readers to thirty of the oldest and most vibrant individuals in the United States. These incredible men and women share their valuable lessons on diet, physical activity, mental attitude, parenting, socializing, overcoming loss and much more. New York City (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Imagine people having an active and fulfilling life at 100+ years of age! And not on some obscure Japanese island or in a...

2013-04-08 23:02:09

Collingswood Manor resident Mabel Smith Cordier turns 110 years old on April 12, 2013 and becomes a super-centenarian. Super-centenarians, people who reach 110 years or more, are only about one in 7 million people around the world. Collingswood, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Collingswood Manor resident Mabel Smith Cordier turns 110 years old on April 12, 2013 and becomes a super-centenarian. Super-centenarians, people who reach 110 years or more, are only about one in 7 million people around...

2013-01-23 10:34:04

40 percent of girls born now expected to reach this milestone How long can we expect to live? An article from John Appleby, Chief Economist at the Kings Fund, published on bmj.com today brings attention to the rising amount of those expected to live to 100 and asks where it will end. According to the Office of National Statistics there seems to be "no end in sight" as far as the number of UK citizens reaching 100 years old is concerned. Approximately 13% of girls born in 1951 are...


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