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How Losing 260 Pounds Quite Literally Saved My Life

Neal Bendesky, a.k.a. the 199 Guy, tells Men’s Health how working out with Orangetheory Fitness and committing to good nutrition have given him a new—and longer—lease of life. I used to be a prisoner of my job as a senior sports marketing and sales executive for major professional and college teams. I had exciting, high-profile

Famous Fathers Who Had Kids Late in Life

For the rich and famous, it’s never too late for a new bundle of joy. Take rocker Mick Jagger, who at 73 years old welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick in December 2016. It’s the first child for the 30-year-old ballerina, but the eighth for the Rolling Stones frontman. We rounded up some

Low fitness linked to higher psoriasis risk later in life

In a major register-based study, scientists at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now demonstrated a connection between inferior physical fitness in young adults and elevated risk of the autoimmune disease psoriasis. For the male recruits to compulsory military training who were rated as the least fit, the risk of developing psoriasis later was 35 percent

Weight-Loss Surgery Lengthens Life Span, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2020 — Obesity is tied to premature death, but researchers have found that weight-loss surgery can add a few years to your life. In a study involving more than 4,000 obese people, those who had obesity, or bariatric, surgery lived three years longer on average than those who didn’t. But life expectancy

Study shows humans are optimists for most of life

Is middle age really the “golden age” when people are the most optimistic in life? Researchers from Michigan State University led the largest study of its kind to determine how optimistic people are in life and when, as well as how major life events affect how optimistic they are about the future. “We found that

Looking for clues to improve the life of a transplanted organ

The Transplant Research Program (TxRP) at Boston Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric transplantation research program in the U.S committed to better understanding the molecular basis for organ rejection after transplantation in children. Within the last year, members of the TxRP have initiated a new initiative to extend the longevity of transplanted organs and to

Social isolation results in memory loss in later life

Social isolation contributes to memory loss in older age, research by LSE’s Care and Evaluation Centre has shown for the first time. The paper, published in Journals of Gerontology, found that both men and women were affected, but in different ways. Men with high levels of social isolation experienced subsequent memory decline. For women it

Stars Who Welcomed Babies Later in Life

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Mother, 35, risks her life to save her baby

Mother, 35, risks her life to save her baby by undergoing dangerous transplant surgery to donate a piece of her liver Firefighter Jonathan Roscoe is used to saving lives, but it’s his wife, Danielle, who has saved the life of their son Otis by donating part of her liver, after doctors warned he would die

Woman battling anorexia says girls' trip saved her life

(L-R) Chloe Frome’s recovery at 4 weeks, and how she looked before. (SWNS) A 20-year-old British woman who battled anorexia for two years and dropped down to just 84 pounds credits a girls' trip for saving her life. Chloe Frame told South West News Service, a British news agency, that her anorexia began two years ago

Low intelligence linked to suicide risk later in life

People with low scores on intelligence tests in adolescence run a higher risk of suicide and suicide attempt later in life. That is according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that followed almost 50,000 Swedish men from the 1970s until recently. The study is published in the journal Psychological Medicine. Prior studies have

Stars Who Welcomed Babies Later in Life

Oh, baby! While some celebrities get started growing their families early on, these stars waited to have children until later in life. Alanis Morissette, for example, announced in March 2019 that she is expecting her third child at age 44. The “Ironic” singer, who married rapper Mario “Souleye” Treadway in 2010, posted a baby bump

Flesh-eating bacteria claims life of Florida woman

A Florida woman died late last week from flesh-eating bacteria two weeks after cutting her leg while walking along the coast. Carolyn “Lynn” Fleming, 77, lived in Ellenton and visited Coquina Beach, near St. Petersburg, on June 14. While wading in the water, she stumbled and suffered a small cut her on her left shin,