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  1. EnolaGaia

    Can One's Language Affect Health & Longevity?

    This is an odd but interesting essay, from which I can only offer snippets owing to its length. The theme is considering whether certain features of Spanish language itself - and the influence of those features on perceptions and stress management - may help explain the "Hispanic Paradox."...
  2. M

    Human Lifespan / Longevity: Historical; Attainable; Theoretical

    RE: If modern humans emerged 100,000 years ago, why didn't civilization appear until only about 10,000 years ago? The average lifespan of a human was into the late twenties way back when.
  3. ramonmercado

    Male Vs. Female Longevity: Connection To Sex Chromosomes

    Maybe I should put this in the PC thread. Its unfair, discrimination against men. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8390055.stm
  4. rynner2

    Ageing & Growing Old

    It happens to most of us, but gradually, as you become aware of increasing frailties, etc. But sometimes you get a blast from the past which brings home how much water has flowed under the bridge... In 1968, I was working for the Marconi Company, building the No. 2 satellite dish at...
  5. A

    Extraordinary Human Lifespans (Alleged / Unverified)

    125 Year Old Woman http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2543879.stm Mali's 125-year-old woman At the ripe old age of 125 years, Hawa Sacko is no longer able to get about on her own. ... ... I ask her how she feels about being the oldest person in Mali, maybe even the world. "I can't possibly...
  6. P

    Seeking Longer Lives; Slower Aging; Even Immortality

    Longer life span. It seems our decendents may be in for a longer life span in the not too distant future,click here for full story. Link is dead (as is the website that hosted it). Here is the text of the MIA article: SALVAGED FROM THE WAYBACK MACHINE...