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2009-10-02 12:15:00

More than half of babies born in wealthy countries this century are likely to live to be at least 100 years old, according to new research.

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2009-07-19 15:25:00

The number of people aged 100 years or more is expected to increase to record levels by 2050, according to new data estimates from the Census Bureau.

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2009-06-29 16:00:00

A new study is challenging some of the stereotypes associated with aging.

2009-04-03 16:30:41

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) New England Centenarian Study have noted specific personality traits associated with healthy aging and longevity amongst the children of centenarians.

2009-03-23 13:50:43

The official statistics bureau in the Netherlands says one in every 10,000 Dutch citizens is now age 100 or older. Statistics Netherlands said centenarians in the country numbered only 350 in 1979, but the total reached 1,633 as of Jan.

2009-03-23 13:50:43

The official statistics bureau in the Netherlands said one in every 10,000 Dutch citizens is now aged 100 or older. Statistics Netherlands said centenarians in the country numbered only 350 in 1979, but the number grew to a total 1,633 as of Jan.

2009-02-05 22:18:30

Scientists in Germany suggest 100-year-olds worldwide carry a special sequence variation of the FOXO3A gene. The study -- published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- found the gene variation was more commonly present in those living to 100 and beyond, after looking at DNA samples of 388 German centenarians as well as those of 731 younger people.

2009-02-03 10:55:00

A variation in the gene FOXO3A has a positive effect on the life expectancy of humans, and is found much more often in people living to 100 and beyond – moreover, this appears to be true worldwide.

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2008-11-24 15:24:38

US research found that many adults 65 years and older showed clear signs of depression, as many are faced with health problems, financial issues and the death of a spouse or loved one.

2008-09-20 12:15:00

By Jay Alabaster TOKYO - The world's oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday on Thursday in southern Japan, telling reporters he wants to live another five years. Tomoji Tanabe, who was born Sept.


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