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Dogs: Personal trainers for older owners?

Older dog owners walk more than non-dog owners, according to a new study, adding further evidence that owning a dog is good for our health.

Dogs: Personal trainers for older owners?

Older dog owners walk more than non-dog owners, according to a new study, adding further evidence that owning a dog is good for our health.

New research shows sensitivity to oxidative stress is not always linked to aging

Scientists make an important breakthrough in understanding the impact of oxygen exposure on the aging process of mammal cells.

New research shows sensitivity to oxidative stress is not always linked to aging

Scientists make an important breakthrough in understanding the impact of oxygen exposure on the aging process of mammal cells.

Dog walking linked to better physical health for seniors

A new study finds a link between improved physical health in senior adults and dog walking and that a strong pet-owner bond may be a positive influence on physical activity.

Brawling badgers age faster

Research reveals the strain of living with competitive males; males age faster than females due to brawling in early adulthoodMale badgers that spend their youth fighting tend to age more quickly…

Older adults who might benefit from pet ownership often face barriers

A review of the literature on pet ownership by older adults discusses the health benefits, the challenges and opportunities, and what might be done to promote it.

Clues to aging from long-lived lemurs

When Jonas the lemur died in January, just five months short of his thirtieth birthday, he was the oldest of his kind. A primate called a fat-tailed dwarf lemur, Jonas belonged to a long-lived clan.

What can lemurs tell us about about longevity?

Scientists review over 50 years of medical records at their university’s lemur center for clues that might explain the exceptional longevity of a captive group of dwarf lemurs.

New monkey study suggests caloric restriction does promote longevity

A 25-year study of rhesus monkeys finds that caloric restriction promotes longevity, challenging another study that in 2012 came to the conclusion that it does not.

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