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Deep Longevity Publishes Article About Preventing COVID-19 and Aging – Yahoo Finance

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

HONG KONG, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Regent Pacific Group Limited ("Regent Pacific" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; SEHK: 0575.HK)'s Deep Longevity, Inc, a company acquired on 14 December 2020 which develops artificial intelligence to track human aging and extend productive longevity, today announced the publication of an article in Lancet Healthy Aging titled "The potential of rapalogs to enhance resilience against SARS-CoV-2 infection and reduce the severity of COVID-19".

While the pandemic continues to unfold, targeted therapeutic solutions for COVID-19 are still not established. The extremely rapid development of various vaccines as a preventative approach provides reassurance, but at the same time faces a number of majour challenges: insufficient protection against mutated variants, production line limitations, anti-vaccination sceptics etc. At the same time, COVID-19 still disproportionately affects older and comorbid individuals, who mostly suffer from more severe courses of illness, complications and lethal outcomes. Most frequently, advanced age goes hand in hand with comorbidities, which potentiates the adverse effect of the virus drastically.

Vaccines are still far from arriving at a complete protection. Unfortunately, the population least likely to benefit from such solutions are also those at the highest risk: the elderly and individuals with pre-existing age-related conditions. "It is a double-edged sword: the immune system of elderly and multimorbid (any age) patients is compromised. Those individuals are thus more prone to get infected and to develop a more severe disease. On the other hand, their response to a vaccine -- which acts on and with the immune system - might be insufficient. We also see reinfections occurring in elderly patients, which then take an even more aggressive course, leading to fatalities," said associate prof. Evelyne Bischof, Harvard, Columbia and Basel trained MD, practicing physician, one of the authors of the paper in Lancet Healthy Longevity today -- a joined work of the world-renowned biogerontologists and longevity specialists prof. Alex Zhavoronkov, prof.Matt Kaeberlein, and prof. Richard Siow. 'It is a major problem not only because of the predominantly aged demographics, increased danger in care homes for elderly, but especially because most elderly patients are also comorbid -- due to the aging processes causing age-related, mostly chronic diseases," prof. Evelyne Bischof continues. Such patients are at a significantly enhanced high risk of infection and death if they need to be hospitalized for non-COVID-19 reasons.

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While most trials exclusively target the infectious component of the disease, the authors outline the rationale behind a double approach: targeting COVID in the biologically aged for better prevention, vaccination efficacy and improved outcomes. The reasoning is complex and interrelated: old age is related with immunosenescence (immune system aging and thus worse function), with age-related diseases that are related with more severe COVID-19 course, e.g. diabetes, hypertension, cancer etc., with frailty and vulnerability (more exposure, e.g. due to homecare or institutionalization). Therefore, in order to efficiently intervene, geroprotective and senoremediative interventions towards mounting the immune response to vaccines are of uttermost importance, both from the medical, as well as the global economic aspect.

AI-based strategies were harnessed for repurposing known geroprotectors such as rapamycin, for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Pre-clinical simulation analysis and previous evidence showing paradoxical immunopotentiation effects of rapamycin urge to propose additional clinical trials for these molecules in the broad elderly population.

In addition, in contrast to current studies, the authors propose to use an objective measurement of the biological rather than the chronological age. In the absence of reliable predictive and prognostic COVID19-biomarkers, minimally-invasive deep aging clocks are suggested as surrogate markers of biological age to track the efficacy of these preventative geroprotective interventions and to stratify the patients by predicted severity of the disease. Moreover, it will allow validation of markers of biological age in the context of viral infections and identification mechanisms by which geroprotectors enhance resilience against infections and reduce the severity of symptoms. This AI based approach in precision medicine was just recently illustrated in Nature Aging.

The Lancet Healthy Aging paper outlined the available evidence and a clinical translation of the geroprotector rapamycin for further research in a clinical trial setting, paving a new perspective: longevity medicine in pandemics. Longevity medicine as AI-based precision medicine aims to assure a healthy lifespan, mitigating and eliminating the risks and development of age-related diseases. Different from the reactive medicine, it uses the latest anticipatory technologies and muti-omics technologies to delay, attenuate or reverse senescence on all levels (cellular, tissue, system, organism, society). The benefits of such an approach in this and future pandemics is obvious, while the publication pioneers the scientific base for a longevity medicine RCT using geroprotective interventions.

About Deep Longevity

Originally incubated by Insilico Medicine, Deep Longevity was acquired on 14 December 2020 by Regent Pacific Group Limited (SEHK:0575.HK), a specialist healthcare, wellness and life sciences investment group whose shares are listed on the HK Stock Exchange. Deep Longevity is developing explainable artificial intelligence systems to track the rate of aging at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, system, physiological, and psychological levels. It is also developing systems for the emerging field of longevity medicine enabling physicians to make better decisions on the interventions that may slow down or reverse the aging processes. Deep Longevity developed Longevity as a Service (LaaS) solution to integrate multiple deep biomarkers of aging dubbed "deep aging clocks" to provide a universal multifactorial measure of human biological age. Deep Longevity started its independent journey in 2020 after securing a round of funding from the most credible venture capitalists specializing in biotechnology, longevity, and artificial intelligence. ETP Ventures, Human Longevity and Performance Impact Venture Fund, BOLD Capital Partners, Longevity Vision Fund, LongeVC, co-founder of Oculus, Michael Antonov, and other experts AI and biotechnology investors supported the company. Deep Longevity established a research partnership with one of the most prominent longevity organizations, Human Longevity, Inc. to provide a range of aging clocks to the network of advanced physicians and researchers.

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About Regent Pacific (SEHK: 0575.HK)

Regent Pacific is a diversified investment group based in Hong Kong currently holding various corporate and strategic investments focusing on the healthcare, wellness and life sciences sectors whose shares are listed on the HK Stock Exchange. The Group has a strong track record of investments and has returned approximately US$298 million to shareholders in the 21 years of financial reporting since its initial public offering.

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R3 Health to Bring Whole-Body, Individualized Healthcare Longevity Services to North Palm Beach with New Location Opening – PRNewswire

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --West Palm Beach-based R3 Health, a provider of individualized services that address the health, medical, beauty, lifestyle, and aging concerns of patients, is set to introduce its innovative whole-body approach to wellness to North Palm Beach with the opening of a brand new location in March. This is the second location that the company has established, and it will be based at 772 US-1 Suite 101, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.

"At R3 Health, we believe that personalized healthcare is the key to optimal and balanced wellness. In turn, it helps prevent chronic disease and manages the aging process. We've seen how well a more individualized form of healthcare can enhance the overall wellness of our patients in West Palm Beach, so we're delighted to now have the chance to help the people of North Palm Beach experience the same improvements in their quality of life," said Joseph Radich, Founder and Clinical Director of R3 Health. "We're thrilled to be opening our second location in North Palm Beach this March and look forward to helping those in the community achieve and maintain optimal health."

R3 Health offers three areas of service in their all-encompassing approach: medical, beauty, and regenerative. For its medical services, rather than using a synthetic drug to mask the developed result of an imbalance, R3 Health's approach to patient care focuses on utilizing naturally occurring substances to help better balance the natural homeostasis of our bodies. The company's beauty solutions utilize cutting-edge techniques, like OxyGeneo and stem cell facials, customized and formulated to give skin the highest level of treatment and care. Finally, for its regenerative service, R3 Health provides advanced, minimally invasive, and regenerative therapies individualized for patients who simply want to improve their longevity and quality of life. R3 health not only provides world renowned individualized regenerative treatment plans for its patients, but also has a full physician training program, so not only are you getting the best services but you're also receiving them from a group that has trained over 500 physicians from all over the world.

During this year, R3 Health will also be refreshing its flagship West Palm Beach location to include a brand new, never-before-seen, and state-of-the-art regenerative medicine membership facility. Additionally, the company plans to launch a telemedicine and video medicine service with a dedicated app later this year, allowing them to serve patients all over the world, including countries like United Kingdom, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Canada.

Widely known for offering a safe and trusted VIP healthcare experience, R3 Health treats household name celebrities, athletes, and CEOs of major brands.

As well as performing the most cutting-edge wellness, anti-aging, beauty, and regenerative services, R3 Health has an online supplement store at R3HealthEssentials.com that offers top notch physician grade only nutraceuticals. The company also offers a full practitioner training program and has trained over 500 doctors in more than 30 states.

About R3 Health

Headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, R3 Health provides a safe and trusted VIP experience designed for patients to address all their health, medical, beauty, regenerative, and lifestyle concerns. By applying the latest technology, individualized wellness programs, and cutting-edge treatments, R3 Health treats every patient with a whole-body approach. For more information, please visit R3Health.co.

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Local Hs Scott Lucas on the Bands Longevity and Copacetic Career – SPIN

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

The roaring 90s were a heyday for the music biz especially for bands in the college and alt-rock sectors. Record deals were given out like candy to any group falling under that newly burgeoning musical umbrella. A worthy beneficiary of the craze for quirk and cool was Local H. They first got together in 1987 while in high school officially forming Local H in the first year of the 90s, setting themselves apart by usually performing as a duo.

Led by singer/guitarist Scott Lucas (the only regular member), the Illinois-based band ended up with an unlikely hit on alt-rock and modern rock radio with 1996s Bound for the Floor, which propelled Local H from the underground to the mainstream adjacent. The angst-driven song was perfect for the time (and would never get on mainstream radio today) and ended up charting at No. 5 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 10 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Theyd also have another pair of hits with Eddie Vedder (which includes the classic line, If I was Eddie Vedder/would you like me any better?) and Fritzs Corner landing on the Billboard Mainstream and Alternative Charts. They also had a stint opening up for Stone Temple Pilots on their 1996 fall tour.

Record biz politics ultimately derailed Local Hs chance at further widespread fame, but Lucas carried on. Over 30 years into the bands career, Local H endures. They continue to release music, like last years strong LIFERS album that featured fellow alt-rock luminary Juliana Hatfield and was produced by Steve Albini and Andy Gerber.

We caught up with Lucas, who reflected on the bands biggest hit, LIFERS and who would replace Eddie Vedder today as the title name in that eponymous song.

SPIN: LIFERS is a concept album, but also seems like an apropos title for an album about a duo of guys who, somehow, continue to soldier on in the music biz. Was that the double intent?Scott Lucas: That kind of IS the concept. We wanted this record to feel like a concept record without actually being a concept record at least in any technical sense. Kind of like The White Album. Thats not really a concept album, but in the way it feels plugged into the general mood of its time it certainly comes off like a concept record. But it isnt, even though in my mind, it feels more like a concept record than Sgt. Peppers. So I was very sure to make lyrical references to things that were going on in this country, but without mentioning any names so to speak. You want your record to be just as timeless as it is timely, so making something where youre screaming Fuck Trump for 11 tracks might not have the staying power or resonance that youd hope for. But once we had Juliana singing on the record, that made us think about the people we were surrounding ourselves with not just with this record, but in everything we try to do with our, um, career. These people that we look up to. That inspires us. Suddenly this idea of lifers became very interesting to us. And knowing that even that word itself has a double edge is it somebody who refuses to give up? or is it somebody whos just a loser? That became the concept.

What was it like working with Juliana Hatfield, John McCauley of Deer Tick and Steve Albini?Great! The thing with Juliana and John is, theyre friends. So it was just a matter of asking them to do something on the record while hoping that they wouldnt say no. It was the same thing with John Haggerty. But with Albini, I didnt know him at all. And I was kind of afraid of him. I mean, Id read his interviews. I knew he didnt suffer any bullshit. But Haggerty, who knows him very well, just laughed at me when I told him I was intimidated by Steve. He was like, Fuck that. You should work together. And he was right, of course.

Was this done prior to the pandemic?Yup. This was all in 2019. The idea was to take a year off from touring, make the record, and then tour the shit out of the record in 2020. Our timing. Impeccable as always.

What was the inspiration for Winter Western?I dont remember. Ha! I remember theres a line about raids before the dawn, and I know that had something to do with one of Trumps cronies. But I just love the imagery of Western movies that take place in winter. Like McCabe And Mrs. Miller. I do know that the song was just okay until we had the idea to ask Juliana to sing on it. After that, the song just clicked. I seriously got chills the first time I listened to her vocal. She sounds so cool on darker, heavier songs. Especially tunes that are in F#minor. Not to get too far in the weeds, but it is the saddest of all keys.

If you were to rerecord Eddie Vedder now, who would be the person highlighted in the song title?Shit. Taylor Swift?

Ha! Whats it like to hear Bound for the Floor on rock radio or satellite radio all these years later?Awesome. I remember a few years ago hearing Bound played on the Loop, here in Chicago. A great classic rock station that is now, sadly, no longer with us. We were sandwiched between Boston and Tom Petty. I thought that was pretty fucking cool.

Looking back, does it seem like more of a miracle that you were able to make a second album with a major label?There was some stuff going on behind the scenes that I wasnt really aware of at the time. But we were really rushed into making our second record by our A&R guy. I now know that was because we were a C-hair away from being dropped. I remember being told that we needed to sell 100,000 copies of our second record or else wed be dropped. That was the only time in my life that I counted sales. Once we got past 100,000 I said Fuck it. Lets make record number three.

Over 30 years in, are you surprised that not only youre still making music, but continue to do so in front of enthusiastic fans?Sometimes I feel like George Bailey in Its A Wonderful Life. I get the sense that people are constantly trying to frame our career as some kind of tragedy. But it just isnt so. We were never really cut out for the big leagues. Its just not us. There may not be a whole lot of people that dig us, but the ones that do holy shit! Ill never make a record good enough to deserve those people.

What are your thoughts on the current civil rights movement?Well. I certainly dont get why Black Lives Matter is supposed to be a controversial statement. I dont even understand why were discussing it. I was watching Blazing Saddles the other day and it struck me how beautiful that movie is. There was this moment in the 70s where it seemed like we could have some open and honest and even hilarious conversations about race in this country. But in America we cant have nice things, so the 80s came up and strangled the fuck out of that idea. I guess we have a lot of unfinished business in this country when it comes to race. Its fucked up.

Did you march or protest?I did not. I was driving across the country when that happened here in Chicago. But I had this idea for a noise rock jam called 8:46. And I remember thinking Whats the point? Surely, someone else will come up with the same idea and do it better. But that didnt happen. So I sat on it for a second. And that was a mistake, but I was like, who needs to hear this shit from us? Then I watched that Dave Chappelle special while I was driving through Kentucky and it devastated me. I realized that it didnt matter if somebody else had the same idea. In fact, it would be pretty cool if everybody on the planet released someTHING called 8:46. We went in and recorded our version the next week.

Local H's Scott Lucas performs in Los Angeles, 2018 CREDIT: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

Are you optimistic about the state of the country?No. Are you? I dont know what to tell you.

Not really, no. On a lighter note, whats been your favorite pandemic discovery?My dog.

Is there a future for guitar rock anymore?Is Annie Clark (St. Vincent) not guitar rock? Is Phoebe Bridgers not guitar rock? The future of guitar rock is happening right now, guys like me are just too stupid to see it.

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How to live longer: Blueberries may reduce age-related diseases to boost longevity – Express

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

It's common knowledge that fruits and vegetables are extremely healthy for you. Certain fruits are in fact known as superfoods due to their numerous health benefits including helping to boost your longevity.

In one study, fruit flies were shown to live 10 percent longer when fed a regular diet containing blueberry extract.

Not only did the fruit flies live longer but they also showed improved levels of physical activity.

These enhancements arise both from increased tolerance of oxidant stress and from beneficial changes in the way certain important genes are expressed.

It was also shown that after supplementation with blueberry extract, these organisms lived an average of 28 percent longer, and the maximum life span increased by 14 percent.

The supplemented animals showed a 20 percent reduction in an age-related protein that impairs function, and vastly improved tolerance of stress in their environment.

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In addition to extending the life span of whole organisms, blueberries and their extracts slow ageing in individual tissues, providing wide physiological benefits, said Lifespan.

The health site added: Along with increasing all around longevity, blueberries can specifically decrease the risk of various degenerative diseases that reduce the human life spans.

Blueberry extracts have many positive effects that may help you lose weight and keep it off.

Studies show that animals fed blueberry extracts while on a high-fat diet had lower overall weight gain, and smaller accumulations of body fat, than control animals.

Importantly, the loss of body fat is especially prominent in the abdominal areas and the liver; fat in those areas poses the greatest risk of cardiovascular disease and other life-shortening complications of obesity.

Blueberry extracts promote sugar uptake into muscle cells, where it can be used as energy, rather than being stored as fat.

Berries are not only superstars for brain longevity, they also help with keeping the memory sharp.

Studies have found that a group of healthy elderly people performed better on cognitive tests when ingesting a daily dose of wild blueberry juice.

Blueberries are packed with polyphenols, a group of compounds which includes anthocyanins, the nutrient that gives blueberries their colour.

Anthocyanins are powerful medicine for the brain as they reduce inflammation, help neurons communicate, and regulate how the brain utilizes glucose for energy.

Along with other antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, eating blueberries can increase your total antioxidant intake to help reduce premature ageing.

Blueberries are high in antioxidants which help protect the skin from damage and promotes skin healing.

Meaning blueberries help with keeping both your inside and outside glowing with good health.

From improving brain health, helping with weight loss, improve the ageing process and boosting longevity; its a no brainer that blueberries should be included in your daily diet.

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The World’s Second-Oldest Person Turned 117 And Said Red Wine Is One Of Her Longevity Secrets – Delish

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Why does it seem like every "wellness influencer" on Earth wants me to eat nothing but kale and drink nothing but water when it seems like everyone who lives a long and happy life does so while sipping on booze and eating sausages and French fries? I, for one, will be taking my cues from Sister Andr, Europe's oldest living person who turned 117 last week.

Sister Andr, a nun, currently resides in a nursing home in Toulon in France and recently became the oldest known person to survive a COVID-19 infection, according to The New York Times. The outbreak in her nursing home sickened 81 people and killed 11. Though she was infected, she is thought to have been largely asymptomatic during that time. Sister Andr and most of the other nursing home residents were allowed out of isolation last week, just in time for her birthday.

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Sister Andr didnt feel the disease, so she wondered a lot why we were talking about the coronavirus every day, why she couldnt receive visits from us at the nursing home, or from relatives or fellow residents, David Tavella, the spokesman at the Ste. Catherine Labour nursing home told the Times.

During her birthday lunch on Thursday she was expected to celebrate with port wine, foie gras with hot figs, as well "roasted capon with mushrooms and sweet potatoes as a main course, followed by a two-cheese platterRoquefort, and goat cheeseand maybe a few glasses of red wine," the latter of which Tavella told the Associated Press was "one of her secrets of longevity."

As for a birthday cake, Tavella joked that putting candles on top for Sister Andr, believed to be the second-oldest living person in the world, hasn't always worked out so well: We stopped trying a long time ago. Even if we made big cakes, Im not sure that she would have enough breath to blow them all out. You would need a fire extinguisher.

The lunch was expected to be topped off with raspberry and peach flavored Baked Alaska and a glass of Champagne, of course. All of this made her "very, very, very, very happy," as she told the AP.

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Bia-Echo Foundation invest $8M in Singapore to study women’s reproductive longevity – BSA bureau

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

A new NUS research at Bia-Echo Asia Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality will study ways to advance female fertility, lifespan and health-span

The Centre, to be established at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at Singapore's National University of Singapore (NUS), was made possible by an $8 million gift from the Bia-Echo Foundation, based in the USA, whose founder is attorney and entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan.

Research initiatives at the Centre will be led by scientists and clinicians from NUS Medicine and other institutions here as well as the Asia-Pacific, US and Europe, and specializing in womens reproductive health, aging, and digital medicine. The effort will seek to find ways to improve and lengthen female reproductive health and longevity, helping women to preserve and improve their reproductive systems for conception and general health, potentially enabling women to conceive safely in their later years.

Declining fertility and associated health risks

The issue of female fertility has come into sharp focus in recent years, with more women getting married later and having children later in life. In Singapore, the number of women giving birth in their 40s has almost doubled in the last three to four decades, according to data from Singapores Department of Statistics.

The number of births per 1000 women aged between 40-45 was 9.9 in 2019, nearly double the number recorded between 1980 to 1989. However, conception is an uphill task for women above 40 as fertility declines with age. The chances of natural conception fall to less than 5% and this also often comes with serious health risks and complications, such as miscarriages and premature live births, and higher chances of having a child with Downs Syndrome.

Furthermore, as women in their 40s approach menopause, they also face increasing health issues such as metabolic diseases, neurocognitive decline, osteoporosis, and poor urogenital health, which result in poorer general health. Current medical approaches to assist conception include the use of fertility drugs, as well as reproductive assistance technologies. Their efficacy, however, remains limited as the woman ages.

Bia-Echo Asia Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality:

The centerspecificallyaims to;

The vision of the US-based Bia-Echo Foundation, a private enterprise founded to accelerate social change to establish a fair and equitable society for generations to thrive, aligns with that of the NUS medical school, said its Dean, Professor Chong Yap Seng.

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Anti-Aging Tips To Set The Clock Back 10 Years – Longevity LIVE – Longevity LIVE

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Growing old is hard. The aging process is not kind on us. The worst bit is, age creeps up on you so quietly that you dont even realize it until one day you look in the mirror and barely recognize yourself. However, all is not lost. Practicing healthier habits can positively affect the aging process and help you slow down if you want to turn back the clocknow.

Losing weight is number one on our list for obvious reasons. A trim body not only gives the illusion of youth, it can add years to your life. According to some research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, there is a direct link between obesity and increased risk of life-threatening diseases like heart problems, diabetes, embolisms, and even some forms of cancer.

Extra weight also makes you sluggish and lazy. Luckily, the research also suggests that by losing just 10 percent of your total body weight, there will be a remarkable increase in life expectancy and your overall health. How long does it take to lose 10 pounds? Not very long at all if you consider the benefits.

If you eat green vegetables with all your meals, it will help you stay healthier for longer. Research on Alzheimers & dementia has proven that eating more leafy greens has been explicitly linked to lower rates of Alzheimers disease and other instances of brain aging (1).

The antioxidants that green leafy vegetables contain also does wonders for how your skin looks. This means that eating your greens regularly will not only help you retain your mental prowess, it will also ensure you look fresh, radiant, and youthful.

Ditch carb-rich breakfast options and fill up on eggs instead. Eggs are a great combatant against aging. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin discovered that lutein and zeaxanthin, both components of egg yolks, can keep macular degeneration at bay. This means that your eyes will remain clear and healthy as you age. Eggs are also a great food for weight loss and maintenance. Make sure yours are organic free-range eggs, which are the healthier choice!

While exposure to sunlight is important in order to get the requisite amounts of vitamin D, too much sun is not a good thing. Vitamin D is responsible for maintaining metabolism, mood and other important health aspects, but you should be careful about unnecessary exposure and invest in a good sunscreen.

Too much sun increases the risk of skin cancer, causes dark spots and wrinkles due to sun damage, all affecting your longevity and making you look years older than you are. Practice safe sun exposure by using sunscreen regularly and stop the aging process.

Ditch unhealthy packaged snacks and eat these super fruits instead. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, which keeps your heart healthy and reduces muscle cramps. The resistant starch found in bananas leads to healthier gut bacteria, which decreases the risk of Alzheimers.

Resveratrol, a compound found in red grapes, helps keep off belly fatand is linked to improved circulation in the eyes which helps maintain your eyesight as you get older.Oranges, strawberries and kiwis are high in vitamin C which increases collagen production in your body. Collagen keeps cellulite and sagging at bay by increasing the firmness of your skin, making you look younger than ever.

Apricots contain beta-carotene, which lowers the risk of Alzheimers and other forms of cognitive decline.Blueberries help maintain youthful glow and the anthocyanin they contain significantly reduces the risk of dementia as you age.

Positive thinking can go a long way in your quest for anti-aging. Research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows that people who reflected positively on their lives decreased their risk of death significantly. Additionally, focusing on the positives makes you happier and seem more youthful. Smiling makes you look younger.

Sitting all day speeds up the aging process, increases the risk of obesity and the risk of premature death. To keep your body healthy and youthful, make it a point to stay active. Go for a walk, swim, play with your kids or grandkids, do any activity as long as you get up and move about at least once every hour. Finally, a good nights sleep is the best way to stop the aging process.

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The Paleo Diet: What is it really? – Longevity LIVE – Longevity LIVE

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

There are lots of common misconceptions when it comes to the paleo diet. Often, people tend to view it as simply a high protein diet. However, the paleo diet is actually mostly plant-based. Its not a high protein diet either. Heres what you need to know

The paleo diet is a dietary plan that is heavily based on what humans might have consumed during the Palaeolithic era. Hence the name. Thistypically includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds foods that in the past could be obtained by hunting and gathering.Importantly a paleo diet limits foods that became common when farming emerged about 10,000 years ago. These foods include dairy products, legumes and grains.

Thus, the majority of this diet is plant-based with most foods coming from what the gatherers would have been able to find. These foods include nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits. Protein would have been eaten only when it was available and mostly in the form of lean meats or fish.

Its likely that some palaeolithic era humans followed what we would call a low-carb high-protein diet. But its just as likely that others will have eaten a high-carb low-protein diet. This diet, therefore, is a guideline and does not have to be the same for everyone. There are now several different versions of it. Some of these may include butter and even gluten-free grains such as rice.

Generally, however, according to Kris Gunnars of Healthline, these are the foods form the basic building blocks of a paleo diet:

Essentially, you want a diet full of whole, unprocessed foods. Try to choose the least processed option you can. Ideally, grass-fed, pasture-raised and organic. Other foods allowed in moderation include good qualityred wine as it is high in antioxidants or dark chocolate that has 70% or higher cocoa content.

Its all well and good to know what you can eat but what should you avoid if you want to move towards a paleo diet. According to Healthline, these are the foods you should be avoiding.

It may come across as a rather extreme way of eating, and it is. Youre essentially cutting out entire food groups from your diet. But the paleo diet does have quite a few benefits. One of the major benefits is of course weight loss. Its the extreme opposite to the current western diet which is packed full of processed foods. Instead, the paleo diet replaces processed foods with whole foods which are still packed full of nutrients.

Cutting out sugary foods and empty calories is definitely healthier and will ultimately lead to weight loss. According to a review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the paleo diet also has other major benefits. This includes lowering blood pressure, which ultimately reduces the risk of stroke, heart disease, heart attack and death.

And its not just the female celebs who have taken to paleo, Channing Tatum has tried it too. Voted the sexist man alive in 2012, its no surprise that Tatum has some tips and tricks up his sleeve to prepare for the big screen. Tatum went paleo to prepare for his role as an Olympic wrestler in Foxcatcher. Tatum explained that he ate mostly meat and vegetables during his preparation time but did allow himself to cheat on the weekends. Professional golfer Phil Mickelson, actress and comedian Aisha Tyler and even Matthew McConaughey are also reportedly followers of the paleo diet.

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3 easy habits of the worlds longest-living people that can keep you happy and healthy during the pandemic – CNBC

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

There's no silver bullet to living longer, says Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow and journalist who studies the habits of people living in the "Blue Zones," which are the places in the world where people live the longest. The places are: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California.

But making small changes to your everyday routine from how you spend your lunch hour to whether you keep in touch with friends can make a big difference in the long run, Buettner tells CNBC Make It.

Especially during the Covid pandemic, as most people's lives have been dramatically changed, here are the top three habits from the Blue Zones that Buettner says are important to start now.

Famous research from Harvard has shown that people who have close relationships live longer than those who are isolated.

"If you're socially disconnected, [or] if you don't have three friends you can count on on a bad day, it shaves about eight years off your life expectancy, compared to somebody who's well connected," Buettner says.

During the pandemic, even video calls can have a positive effect: "If the conversation has emotional content to it, it counts," he says.

"In the pre-Covid days, we would take a lunch break and often go eat with a colleague," he says. Since that's not possible for many people during the pandemic, he suggests a mid-day video call with someone you care about. "Make that part of your daily routine," he says.

Lots of research supports that exercising wards off your risk of disease and death, but you don't need an exercise bike or home gym to reap the benefits.

"People in Blue Zones walk every day and they make it to 100 without all the other gadgetry and pageantry of working out," Buettner says.

People who commute to work and have to walk to a bus or train station have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular issues. If you're working remotely and are more sedentary than usual, take walks around the block that mimic your morning and evening commutes, Buettner says. Leave your sneakers or walking shoes by the front door "to constantly remind you to use them," he says.

Going on walks during the pandemic is an easy way to exercise safely outdoors and also to socialize with someone from outside of your household. Dr. Anthony Fauci has said he powerwalks 3.5 miles a day to de-stress after work.

Studies have shown that walking boosts your creativity, improves your memory and even helps you sleep.

Taking short mid-afternoon naps is common in many of the Blue Zones regions, Buettner says.

"People who report napping at least 20 minutes, five days a week, have about a third lower rate of heart disease than people who just motor through the day," he says.

After a nap, you typically feel sharper and have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, Buettner says. Over time, regular nappers also have less inflammation in their bodies, he adds. (Chronic inflammation is associated with several diseases.)

The key to avoiding grogginess is to only nap for 20 minutes, according to the National Sleep Foundation.If you're working from home, squeeze in a power nap during your lunch break it could improve your performance. Studies suggest that short power naps can increase job performance by up to 34% and improve alertness by 54%.

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117 Year Old French Nun Links Red Wine to Her Longevity – VinePair

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

On Thursday, the French nun Sister Andr turned 117 and celebrated with an exceptional feast. A first course of foie gras set the tone for capon with fragrant mushrooms, and was washed down with a hearty glass of red wine.

David Tavella, the communications manager for Andrs care home in Toulon, told the Associated Press that red wine is one of Andrs secrets to longevity. Across the table, red wine, Champagne, and port flowed as Andrs friends toasted in her honor.

The meal concluded a few hours later with Sister Andrs favorite dessert, Baked Alaska. It followed a mass in her honor, led by the local Catholic bishop, and a video call with her great, and great-great, nephews.

At this point, Sister Andr is in line to become the worlds oldest living person. Shes currently Europes oldest and the worlds second oldest, right behind Kane Tanaka, who turned 118 last January.

When asked how shell celebrate her next birthday, Andr replied, I wont be here next year. But dont be perturbed, shes repeated the phrase every birthday for the last ten years, so winemakers better start setting aside their best reds for the next feast.

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How to live longer: A dog helps improve heart health & manages stress to boost longevity – Express

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

When it comes to living a long and healthy life, so much emphasis is put on ones diet. Another factor which can contribute positively to an increased lifespan includes owning a dog. From improving mental health to helping with cardiovascular health, being a dog owner could help boost your longevity. How?

Owning a dog and taking it out for daily walks, acts as a social catalyst for a person.

It helps to promote social connections, conversations and can lead to the development of networks of support.

The connectivity of pets helps a person also feel safer and more loved in their own home.

Owning a dog and getting outdoors more often becomes common practice.

A wealth of research indicates that escaping to a neighbourhood park can lower a person's stress levels, decrease blood pressure and reducetherisk of asthma, allergies, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, whileboostingmental health and increasinglife expectancy.

In another study published in the journal Scientific Reports, spending at least 120 minutes outdoors each week can have a major positive effect on life expectancy and overall health.

The study examined data from nearly 20,000 people in Englandfrom 2014 to 2016, which asked them to record their activities within the past week.

It found that people who spent two hours a week or more outdoors reported being in better health and having a greater sense of well-being than people who didnt get out at all.

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Virtual Tasting with Phil Long of Longevity Wines :: Shopping & Retail in North Carolina :: Out and About at WRAL.com – WRAL.com

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

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Angela Thorpe works as a public historian by day, amplifying stories around Black history and culture across North Carolina. By night, she is an emerging wine educator with a passion for exploring and sharing how Black people have contributed to the U.S. wine industry over time. She earned her WSET Level 1 in 2020. Her favorite wine is Spanish Tempranillo.

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‘An inspiration to all of us’: Houston woman turns 105, credits bacon and toast to her longevity – KHOU.com

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Winda Wilson celebrated her milestone birthday with a spa day at her senior living facility.

HOUSTON This week Wilda Wilson got a surprise for the ages.

On her 105th birthday, she received a surprise spa day.

Ms. Wilda is an inspiration to all of us," said Abraham Mathew, executive director ofParkway Place.

Wilson's family says Wilda is a doer.

She's been getting things done since 1916. That's when she was born on a farm in Kansas. At that time in history, a brand new Model-T cost a whopping $306 and it was only 22 cents a gallon to fill up.

And if you didn't know, the hamburger bun was invented that year.

A lot has changed over the years.

For decades Wilda was a hairdresser and salon owner. But on this special day, Wilson would be the one in the chair being pampered, getting a scalp massage, styling and a manicure.

"Im glad we could bring a smile to her face today, said Mathew.

Masks were the must-have accessory for Wilson's party, but it didn't cover anyone's happiness. Especially not Wilda's on her big day.

Wilson credits her daily breakfast of five extra crispy pieces of bacon and two pieces of toast smothered in jam to her long life.

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Hibs defender Darren McGregor reveals the surprising secret behind his longevity and explains why he is not ready to fade into retirement – The…

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

SportFootballHibsDarren McGregor has long since passed the accepted expiration date on a football career.

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But, having decided to spice things up, the 35 year-old has proved himself unwilling to be constrained by such arbitrary limitations.

The Hibs defender has had to bide his time this season, regularly restricted to one of the substitute slots as others made the starting berths their own. He managed a few League Cup games as those ahead of him in the pecking order were called away on international duty, but it is only in recent weeks that he has been given the chance to impress on league duty. He has not squandered the opportunity.

He lists several factors but, possibly surprisingly, focuses on the medicinal benefits of turmeric.

It was specifically under Neil Lennon and my knee was giving me all sorts of bother. It was a dull ache and Id tried taking injections or spending a day in and a day out. I dont take any anti-inflammatories but I was advised to take turmeric by the sports science team. Its proven to help with inflammation in your joints. I take them in concentrated form like a tablet and Nathan Ring [physio and Hibs Head of Sports Medicine] has devised a plan along with Colin Clancy, the strength and conditioning coach, which has helped me.

This has maybe been 12-18 months of meticulous work in the background. Trying things and if they dont work trying something else. Now I feel amazing, Im in a sweet spot and I would just like to keep it going.

But, as well addressing his physical predicament, as a team player and mentor, he has also had to consider the bigger picture as he waited to break back into the side.

You have to park your ego and accept that the guys who are playing ahead of you deserve to be in the team. The back three before I came in were doing tremendous and I had to wait for my time.

The gaffer decided to put me in and I think I have taken the opportunity but that is because of a lot of hard work that has been done in the background when no-one was really paying attention. That was in the off chance that I would get an opportunity and I think that has helped me to fit in seamlessly.

The endeavours behind the scenes comprise more than just time on the training pitch or in the gym, it is a lifestyle choice and a willingness to embrace any ideas that could squeeze a bit more out of a body he acknowledges is not getting any younger but remains capable of facilitating his playing ambitions.

Coming into the team for the Rangers game that commanding performance at the heart of the backline, helped the team regain its footing after the Betfred Cup semi-final slip. Retaining his place, he has been part of a winning team ever since.

The Leith side had been heading to Ross County in search of a fourth successive win before a frozen pitch saw that match postponed.

But last weeks important victory over Aberdeen means that they will hold onto third place regardless of results elsewhere. And McGregors strong defensive displays and leadership qualities have contributed to that.

But he admits it wasnt so long ago that he feared time was running out for him and while he concedes that he now treats every game as though it could be his last, he says the turmeric has given him a new lease of life.

You are aware that the clock is ticking and your career is winding down but I can only speak for my own personal feelings and how my body feels. There were times in seasons gone by when i was training some days and not training others just so my body could recover but, this season, touch wood, I have trained every single day and done everything asked of me in the gym.

I just need to keep doing what I'm doing every day and see how long I can go.

As a football player growing up I think you think of 30 as this dreaded age but I think it is definitely changing. Paul Hanlon is 31 now; Paul McGinn is 30.

That gives a combined age of 96 for a back three who have managed two clean sheets in the past three games.

Now, 30 is young. People that dont play the game that are the same age as me, who I maybe went to school with and havent looked after themselves the way I have or done the training Ive done, they maybe put themselves in my shoes and think that at 35 Im definitely past it. But people forget the amount of work we do when we come in here and how meticulous we are with diet etc.

Footballers are definitely getting fitter. Maybe 30-40 years ago, 30 was the age of retirement but I can only be honest. I am training every day and Im sure a lot of the guys will say I do well in training, although some might say I just kick people, and I feel good coming in every day. I still enjoy it.

I'm not at a point when I get up every morning and my body is that sore that I'm thinking I can't be bothered going in. I am appreciating that I am in a hugely privileged position and I want to stay in this position for as long as I can so I am willing to sacrifice whatever needs to be sacrificed for me to keep it going and keep playing for Hibs.

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COVID-defying nun toasts 117th birthday with wine and prayer – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

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PARIS Question: How does one cram enough candles onto a birthday cake for one of the world's oldest survivors of COVID-19? Answer: With 117 candles, you can't.

A French nun who is believed to be the world's second-oldest person celebrated her 117th birthday in style on Thursday, with multiple treats and well-wishes, cards and flowers to fete her exceptional longevity through two world wars and a recent coronavirus infection.

Sister Andr also got a Mass in her honor and a feast with Champagne, red wine and port. Then came a nap followed by more festivities, including an afternoon snack of baked Alaska, her favorite dessert.

"It made me very, very, very, very happy," the birthday girl said. "Because I met all those I love and I thank the heavens for giving them to me. I thank God for the trouble they went to."

Sister Andr's big day got rolling with a morning video call with her great-nephews and great-great nephews, followed by a Mass in her honor led by the local Catholic bishop, said David Tavella, the communications manager for the care home in the southern French city of Toulon where the nun lives.

Her birthday feast included a starter of foie gras, followed by capon with fragrant mushrooms. "All of it washed down with red wine, because she drinks red wine. It's one of her secrets of longevity," Tavella told The Associated Press. There was also port and Champagne "because 117 years have to be toasted," he said.

She skipped dessert because she was tired, but got it served to her later after a nap with three candles and the numerals 117 on top.

Packing on 117 candles would have been impossible.

"We stopped trying a long time ago," Tavella said. "Even if we made big cakes, I'm not sure that she would have enough breath to blow them all out. You would need a fire extinguisher."

Sister Andr's birth name is Lucile Randon. The Gerontology Research Group, which validates details of people thought to be 110 or older, lists her as the second-oldest known living person in the world, behind only an 118-year-old woman in Japan, Kane Tanaka.

Tavella told French media earlier this week that Sister Andr tested positive for the coronavirus in mid-January but she had so few symptoms that she didn't even realize she was infected. Her survival made headlines both in France and beyond.

"When the whole world suddenly started talking about this story, I understood that Sister Andr was a bit like an Olympic flame on a 'round the world tour that people want to grab hold of, because we all need a bit of hope at the moment," Tavella said.

When Tavella talked to her Thursday about celebrating her next birthday in 2022, she replied: "I won't be here next year," he quoted her as saying, adding: "But she has been saying that for 10 years."

By strange coincidence, Tavella celebrated his 43rd birthday on Thursday.

"We often joke that she and I were born on the same day," he said. "I never tell myself that she is 117 because she is so easy to talk to, regardless of age. It is only when she talks about World War I as though she lived through it that I realize, 'Yes, she did live through it!'"

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Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Trends and Forecast interpreted by a new report – WhaTech

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy Market Trends and Forecast

The global longevity and anti-senescence therapies market should grow from $329.8 million in 2018 to $644.4 million by 2023 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.3% during 2018-2023.

Report Scope:

The scope of this report is broad and covers various therapies currently under trials in the global longevity and anti-senescence therapy market. The market estimation has been performed with consideration for revenue generation in the forecast years 2018-2023 after the expected availability of products in the market by 2023.

The global longevity and anti-senescence therapy market has been segmented by the following therapies: Senolytic drug therapy, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy and Other therapies which includes stem cell-based therapies,.

Revenue forecasts from 2028 to 2023 are given for each therapy and application, with estimated values derived from the expected revenue generation in the first year of launch.

The report also includes a discussion of the major players performing research or the potential players across each regional longevity and anti-senescence therapy market. Further, it explains the major drivers and regional dynamics of the global longevity and anti-senescence therapy market and current trends within the industry.

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The report concludes with a special focus on the vendor landscape and includes detailed profiles of the major vendors and potential entrants in the global longevity and anti-senescence therapy market.

- 71 data tables and 40 additional tables- An overview of the global longevity and anti-senescence therapy market- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2017 and 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023- Country specific data and analysis for the United States, Canada, Japan, China, India, U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Middle East and Africa- Detailed description of various anti-senescence therapies, such as senolytic drug therapy, gene therapy, immunotherapy and other stem cell therapies, and their influence in slowing down aging or reverse aging process- Coverage of various therapeutic drugs, devices and technologies and information on compounds used for the development of anti-ageing therapeutics- A look at the clinical trials and expected launch of anti-senescence products- Detailed profiles of the market leading companies and potential entrants in the global longevity and anti-senescence therapy market, including AgeX Therapeutics, CohBar Inc., PowerVision Inc., T.A. Sciences and Unity Biotechnology

Summary

Global longevity and anti-senescence therapy market deals in the adoption of different therapies and treatment options used to extend human longevity and lifespan. Human longevity is typically used to describe the length of an individuals lifetime and is sometimes used as a synonym for life expectancy in the demography.

Anti-senescence is the process by which cells stop dividing irreversibly and enter a stage of permanent growth arrest, eliminating cell death. Anti-senescence therapy is used in the treatment of senescence induced through unrepaired DNA damage or other cellular stresses.

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Global longevity and anti-senescence market will witness rapid growth over the forecast period (2018-2023) owing to an increasing emphasis on Stem Cell Research and an increasing demand for cell-based assays in research and development.

An increasing geriatric population across the globe and a rising awareness of antiaging products among generation Y and later generations are the major factors expected to promote the growth of global longevity and anti-senescence market. Factors such as a surging level of disposable income and increasing advancements in anti-senescence technologies are also providing traction to the global longevity and anti-senescence market growth over the forecast period (2018-2023).

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the total geriatric population across the globe in 2016 was over REDACTED. By 2022, the global geriatric population (65 years and above) is anticipated to reach over REDACTED.

An increasing geriatric population across the globe will generate huge growth prospectus to the market.

Senolytics, placenta stem cells and blood transfusions are some of the hot technologies picking up pace in the longevity and anti-anti-senescence market. Companies and start-ups across the globe such as Unity Biotechnology, Human Longevity Inc., Calico Life Sciences, Acorda Therapeutics,.

are working extensively in this field for the extension of human longevity by focusing on study of genomics, microbiome, bioinformatics and stem cell therapies,. These factors are poised to drive market growth over the forecast period.

Global longevity and anti-senescence market is projected to rise at a CAGR of REDACTED during the forecast period of 2018 through 2023. In 2023, total revenues are expected to reach REDACTED, registering REDACTED in growth from REDACTED in 2018.

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The report provides analysis based on each market segment including therapies and application. The therapies segment is further sub-segmented into Senolytic drug therapy, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy and Others.

Senolytic drug therapy held the largest market revenue share of REDACTED in 2017. By 2023, total revenue from senolytic drug therapy is expected to reach REDACTED.

Gene therapy segment is estimated to rise at the highest CAGR of REDACTED till 2023. The fastest growth of the gene therapy segment is due to the Large investments in genomics.

For Instance; The National Human Genome Research Institute (U.S.) had a budget grant of REDACTED for REDACTED research projects in 2015, thus increasing funding to REDACTED for approximately REDACTED projects in 2016.

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Best film couples & movie relationships, according to a therapist – Stylist Magazine

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Jack and Rose, Allie and Noah, Johnny and Baby, Sandy and Danny these are just some of the most iconic movie couples that spring to mind when we think of L-O-V-E.

For us romantics, its a brief snapshot of a couples unwavering passion for each other that we can escape in for an hour or two (whether thats proving their love by building a house, ensuring nobody puts their beloved in the corner, or letting the other hog the door so they could survive a treacherous icy ocean).

But heres the thing; theres more to relationships than the honeymoon period. And none of our favourite romantic films ever seem to show those uneventful days that come later. You know, like the ones weve endured ourselves in lockdown purgatory, as we constantly ask our partner how their day was, despite fully knowing that it was, quite literally, the same as yesterday.

But no matter how unrealistic we know it is, we cant help but fall back on those same tried-and-tested romcoms.

They play to our longings and desires for connection, says psychologist, author and founder of The Village, Dr Kalanit Ben-Ari.

They are also something we can all relate to so many people are in love with the idea of a romantic relationship. When we are touched by a scenario in a film, we are actually in touch with a part in ourselves. It could be our dreams and longing or fears and losses, which might be in our awareness or unconsciously.

Hoping for a happily ever after certainly isnt a bad thing, but I know my own favourite on-screen couples have skewed my own expectations of love and not exactly in a healthy way.

Im not alone in this, either; as Dr Ben-Ari says: Even though a film can generate feelings of positivity, some might experience an after-effect depending on whats going on in their own life.

For example, a couple at the start of a relationship might be left feeling incredibly positive, whereas couples in an uncertain stage of their relationship might feel a sense of longing and sadness for the disparity between the films story and their reality.

Working closely with Dr Ben-Ari, then, I decided to take a look back at some of those iconic Hollywood couples who many perceive to be epic examples of love.

Some definitely stand the test of time. Others, on closer inspection, have some issues.

Jack and Rose, Titanic

Those of us who have seen Titanic enough times will argue there was space for Jack on that floating door. Which means he sacrificed himself unnecessarily for a holiday romance that had lasted just two days.

Thats right; from the very moment that Jack saved Rose from jumping off the Titanic to the moment he freezes in the Atlantic Ocean, only a little over 48 hours has passed. Anyone else think it was already over for Rose?

Longevity rating: 1/5

Johnny and Baby, Dirty Dancing

Johnny and Baby are from different walks of life who find themselves in the same place at the right time in Dirty Dancing. But, with a considerable age gap between them (and not much in common other than their dancing skills), its likely this love was never built to last outside of Kellermans.

Longevity rating: 2/5

Sandy and Danny, Grease

Shes the ultimate good girl, and hes the bad boy who just wants to get friendly down in the sand. Essentially, Sandy and Danny are complete polar opposites who spend the entire film trying to awkwardly impress each other and their peers.

These typical narratives often carry a deeper meaning to what we see on the surface, says Dr Ben-Ari.

There are unconscious processes or agendas that cause opposites to attract for example, and those who are being pursued might not show any interest as a form of defence mechanism from past pain.

Longevity rating: 2/5

Annette and Sebastian, Cruel Intentions

Yes, its another good girl/bad boy trope.

In Cruel Intentions, Sebastian makes a bet with his scheming stepsister Katherine and winds up falling truly in love with his pure-as-a-dove prey, Annette. When his toxic masculinity finally gives way to vulnerability, though, its too late and we wind up speeding towards the films tragic conclusion.

Longevity rating: 2/5

Josh and Cher, Clueless

Clueless is a full-on Monet: it all looks great from far away but up close-up its a mess. Personally, I swoon over any film with the ageless Paul Rudd, but when Chers true love ends up being his character her eye-rolling, nit-picking stepbrother, Josh it really is a case of as if!

Longevity rating: 2/5

Allie and Noah, The Notebook

Communication is a big deal in a relationship; if you dont tell the other what youre thinking or how youre feeling, then how on earth are they supposed to know?

Noah and Allies short-lived summer romance (which begins, as youll no doubt remember, with him blackmailing her into dating him) is heartbreakingly dragged out through the course of their entire lives, and all because neither of them could be bothered to sit down and have a proper conversation.

Longevity rating: 3/5

Lara Jean and PeterKavinsky, To All the Boys Ive Loved Before

Shes the sweet outsider, hes the cute popular jock: its a familiar story. Unlike Grease and The Notebook, though, these two dont just take the time to get to know one another; they make sure they share the same core moral values, too.

Better still? Even in these modern social media times, its an adorable love letter from Lara Jean to Peter Kavinsky that brings them together. Perfection.

Longevity rating: 4/5

Rosemary and Dill, Easy A

Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson play parents Rosemary and Dill in the classic 2010 film Easy A. They are, quite literally, the backbone of this delightful tale, and they show that mature love can be fun, caring and passionate even while dealing with their daughter Olives slut-shaming drama.

Longevity rating: 5/5

Monica and Quincy, Love And Basketball

Love And Basketball is a cult classic, with childhood sweethearts Monica and Quincy sharing an everlasting bond over the sport. A friendship turns into real love. And, yes, they make some mistakes along the way before finding the right time to be together.

But, as director Gina Prince-Bythewood explains to Shadow And Act about the films iconic sex scene, the whole thing is hinged on the couplds respect for one another.

When we did it, I was very specific about what I wanted it to be, she said. Its a girls first time, Monicas first time, I wanted it to be the fantasyI kind of wanted to give a blueprint for boys and girls of what to expect. I wanted the reality of it. Sanaa [Lathan] and Omar [Epps] were so dope in that scene, so protective of each other. They just gave the realness, especially just the looks that they were giving each other that said so much, which added organic humor to it which I loved.

Lets just ignore that he was two weeks away from the wedding when Monica finally made her move, yeah?

Longevity rating: 4/5

Jim and Michelle, American Pie

Jim loses his virginity to Michelle after prom. She isnt the porn star of his dreams, but shes quirky, and human, and believable. And, while they may seem mismatched, theyre destined to make it down the altar. Band geek and goofball for the win!

Longevity rating: 5/5

Sarah and Derek, Save The Last Dance

When white ballet dancer Sarah ends up at a majority-Black high school, she meets Derek. The interracial couple go against the grain, much to the distaste of his friends and family, but cringeworthy hip hop dancing scenes aside (Lets put that S-E-X in those H-I-P-S) they support each others dreams 100% and find love together.

Longevity rating: 4/5

Erin and Garrett, Going The Distance

This film made me believe that, if you really love someone, you will spend hours talking on the phone to keep that long distance relationship going. Im here, fresh from heartbreak, to tell you that isnt the case. Going The Distance deals with the idea that you cant physically touch someone else for months on end. And, while Erin and Garrett nearly dont make it, after a time jump, a sensible cooling-off period, and a decision to relocate, true love wins.

Longevity rating: 4.5/5

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Ishant Sharma Was Prepared To Bowl 20 Overs A Day, That’s The Reason For His Longevity – VVS Laxman – Cricket Addictor

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Former India batsman, VVS Laxman reveals that he was impressed by Ishant Sharmas will to bowl long spells when he first met the pacer. Laxman lavishes praises on the hard work the Ishant has done since making his debut in 2007 to pick 300 Test match wickets.

On Monday, in Chennai, against England with the wicket of Dan Lawrence, Ishant became the 6th Indian bowler and only the third Indian pacer after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan to bag 300 Test wickets.

The lanky seamer has had a career marred with injuries, however, illustrious with some scintillating spells over the years as he reached this feat in his 98th Test. It is often talked about how captains, in domestic cricket and for the national team, have a liking for Ishant because of his endurance to bowl longer spells.

When I was tweeting about his 300th wicket, I remembered the debut Test match of Ishant in 2007 against Bangladesh. A tall, lanky fast-bowler. We all knew he had the talent to do well for India. But the amount of hard work he exhibited throughout his career.

There was Zaheer and other talented fast bowlers like RP Singh, Sreesanth, or Irfan Pathan, but here was one fast bowler who was ready and prepared to bowl 20 overs every day not every innings but every day. Theres a reason why he has had this longevity, VVS Laxman told Star Sports.

VVS Laxman observed that Ishant has a better wrist position and is bowling more fuller lengths than he used to prior to the time spend with former Australia pacer, Jason Gillespie. After remaining unsold in the IPL auction, Ishant went to England to play county cricket for Sussex in 2018 where he was coached by Gillespie.

VVS Laxman reckons the senior India pacer returned a much better and improved bowler from his stint in the county. And rightly so; since the start of 2018, he has picked 74 wickets in 19 Tests at an average of 19.39; compared to the average of 36.55 in his previous 79 Tests.

What changed since 2018, is his wrist position. He is a very hard-working bowler, always looking to improve. He went to Sussex, worked with Jason Gillespie, played in the country championship, and was working on his seam position. And this is what he got right. Since then, he is pitching the ball up and he is ending up getting more wickets, Laxman added.

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The new NobelProcera Zirconia Implant Bridge simplifies the partnership between clinicians and technicians – BioSpace

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

YORBA LINDA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental professionals have long sought improvements in dental implant bridge stability, longevity, and esthetics. NobelProcera Zirconia Implant Bridge is a premium solution that provides individualized, high-end, implant-based restorations and services that seek to improve patient outcomes, esthetics, and implant longevity.

"Precision is a key feature for positive patient outcomes and implant longevity. The NobelProcera Zirconia Implant Bridge is cement-free, manufactured with high-strength material and is an excellent choice," said Prof. Dr. Markus B. Blatz from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Made for estheticsAvailable in 10 precisely matched VITA shades, the NobelProcera Zirconia Implant Bridge is designed with esthetics in mind. It was designed for a smaller, angulated screw channel, with the new Omnigrip Mini Screwdriver to improve occlusal esthetics.

With the recent partnership with DOCERAM Medical Ceramics, the zirconia implant bridges are produced with the high-end Nacera Pearl zirconia material, which meets Nobel Biocare's highest quality standards.

Complete design flexibilityThe new offering is available in full-contour, cut-back, thimble, and framework styles (with or without soft tissue), making it possible to achieve natural looking restorations. The combination of the angulated multi-unit abutment and angulated screw channel provides up to 55 degrees of restorative freedom.

Cement-freeRemoving cement from the equation saves time and simplifies the process of implant bridge procedures.

High precision and material strengthNobelProcera works to achieve the goals of improved stability, durability, and esthetics through a manufacturing process that prioritizes high material strength and superior precision.

NobelProcera Zirconia Implant Bridge is now available in DTX Studio Lab and 3Shape systems.

_________________________Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations. The company's portfolio offers solutions from single tooth to fully edentulous indications with dental implant systems (including key brands NobelActive and NobelParallel), a comprehensive range of high-precision individualized prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems (NobelProcera), digital solutions for treatment planning (DTX Studio suite) and guided surgery, as well as biomaterials (creos regenerative solutions). Nobel Biocare supports its customers through all phases of professional development, offering world-class training and education along with practice support and patient information materials.

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How to live longer: Rooibos tea prevents cancer and promotes healthy hearts – Express

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

For centuries many have searched for the secret to a longer life. From not smoking to reducing alcohol intake, there are many ways to help lengthen ones life. Drinking more tea is another healthy approach and in particular Rooibos tea which helps reduce cancer risk, promote healthy hearts and weight loss and boosting longevity.

Rooibos teas health benefits include supporting a healthy heart, preventing cancer, managing and preventing diabetes, supporting healthy digestion, fighting inflammation, promoting stronger bones, supporting weight loss, slowing down ageing process, treating blood pressure, supporting healthy skin, fighting dandruff and supporting kidney health.

The College of Korean medicine conducted a study and found that Rooibos tea has a positive effect on heart health as it helps keep hormone levels balanced and inhibits the release of excessive hormones from the adrenal gland.

This further helps to prevent hypertension and high blood pressure.

Rooibos tea contains nothofagin and aspalathin, which are powerful chemical compounds known to calm inflammation in the vascular system and acts as a vasodilator.

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Rooibos is associated with health benefits due to its high levels of health-promoting antioxidants, which include aspalathin and quercetin.

Antioxidants may help protect cells from damage by free radicals.

In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, free radicals, antioxidants and how it helps with overall health was investigated.

The study noted: When an overload of free radicals cannot gradually be destroyed, their accumulation in the body generates a phenomenon called oxidative stress.

This process plays a major part in the development of chronic and degenerative illness such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, aging, cataract, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

The human body has several mechanisms to counteract oxidative stress by producing antioxidants, which are either naturally produced in situ, or externally supplied through foods and/or supplements.

Tea chemist and scientist Dr Tim Bond said: There is also evidence to show that rooibos helps protect body cells from oxidative damage.

The explanation for these effects is that rooibos tea contains a diverse range of phenolics including two unique polyphenols, aspalathin and nothofagin, which have a particularly strong anti-oxidative activity.

Rooibos tea also contains essential bone strengthening minerals including potassium, calcium and magnesium all integral for proper bone health.

Rooibos tea could also help to reduce the likelihood of brain function decline.

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