Cardiology

Lower incidence of chronic illness for centenarians

(HealthDay)—Among elderly veterans, the incidence of chronic illness is lower for centenarians than octogenarians and nonagenarians, according to a study published online April 19 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics ...

Health

France expects 13 times as many centenarians by 2070

France, which already has the most centenarians of any European country, could be home to 13 times more people over the age of 100 by 2070, the national statistics agency Insee said Thursday.

Genetics

New genes associated with extreme longevity identified

Centenarians show successful aging as they remain active and alert at very old ages. Scientists at Stanford University and the University of Bologna have begun to unravel the basis for longevity by finding genetic loci associated ...

Health

Here's to wine, chocolate and a long, healthy life

Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122, remains the oldest person on record. One might assume that she led a faultless, healthy lifestyle. Not at all. Every year on her birthday, as her celebrity grew, journalists ...

Health

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan.

Health

Japan's centenarian population swells

The number of people aged 100 or older in rapidly greying Japan has hit a record high for the 44th straight year, the government said Friday.

Health

New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds

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 ...

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