Category: Thomas Perls

What’s The Secret To Living To 100-Years Old?

July 20th, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls, WBUR 0 comments

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Happy 100 To You, And You — Centenarians Multiply, At Forefront Of Age Wave

July 18th, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls, WBUR 0 comments

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It’s a rare milestone, to turn 100 — but not nearly as rare as it used to be…

Expert quote:

“I believe about 17 to 20 percent of the population has the genetic signatures that would enable them to get into their late 90s or even to 100 years old. So there’s just a greater proportion of that group that would have died of easily reversible causes, of disease, but due to public health measures they didn’t do that, and have the opportunity to get to these very old ages.”

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At 100 years old (or more), they have some advice

July 16th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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There is no secret to living a long life. Ask Sadie Snyder of Chestnut Hill. She’s 105…

Expert quote:

“People say all kinds of great things. A little shot of whiskey everyday, their faith in God, or never getting married. Some think [they’re still alive] because they make people laugh and make other people’s lives so pleasant.”

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‘One of society’s greatest achievements’ — in a simple chart of the past 175 years

June 19th, 2015 in 2015, Business Insider, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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If you were born in 1900, you had a pretty good chance of dying by your 50th birthday…

Expert quote:

“Getting to about 110 is really approaching the limit of the human lifespan.”

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Can anti-aging smart drugs boost your brainpower?

June 16th, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Age may bring wisdom, but we all want to feel youthful in mind and body…

Expert quote:

“Going to an anti-aging clinic might accelerate aging.”

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The Secret Lives of Supercentenarians

June 9th, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Living to 110 or beyond usually means staying surprisingly lucid and healthy until the last moment…

Expert quote:

“They compress the time that they’re experiencing disability as well as diseases to the very end of their lives.”

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A Boston scientist created an online calculator that tells you when you will die — and you can try it right now

May 27th, 2015 in 2015, Business Insider, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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While there’s no way to tell exactly how long you will live, scientists have already learned a lot about the factors that are most important to a long and healthy life…

Expert quote:

“You don’t need a genetic test to find out what you need to be doing to be healthy… in terms of behaviors, we already know.

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Steroids for Geezers

May 2nd, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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So here’s the story. You’re in your golden years, only to you they haven’t felt anything like golden. You have these aches and pains. You can’t remember a damn thing. And the closest you get to sports is your big-screen TV…

Expert quote:

“It’s one of the worst scams I can imagine.”

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Will Humans Ever Live 200 Years?

April 10th, 2015 in 2015, Discovery News, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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When 116-year old Gertrude Weaver died of pneumonia this week in Arkansas, she held the title of world’s oldest person for all of five days…

Expert quote:

“Should the goal to get a few people to 130 or is there a more achievable goal of getting a hugely larger number of people living much greater portions of their lives in good health?”

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Lessons of the world’s most unique supercentenarians

March 31st, 2015 in 2015, BBC, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Reaching a hundredth birthday is always cause for celebration, but these days there are so many centenarians around that scientists don’t even bother trying to keep track of them all…

Expert quote:

“Most of what we think are age-associated problems are not due to ageing itself but to the things we do to ourselves, like smoking, drinking too much or being overweight. Those are the things that lead to the disabilities that we see with ageing.”

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