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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura becomes the oldest ever known

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Records said. Kimura, of Kyotango, western Japan, was born April 19, 1897. That makes him 115 years and 253 days as of yesterday, breaking the longevity record for men held by Christian Mortensen ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - BIOLOGY

    Tiny bat defies the rule about longevity

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... Agence France-Presse and Bloomberg Tiny bat defies the rules of longevity From the elephant to the mayfly, biologists have always said there is a general rule about longevity: the bigger ... help unlock the secret of longevity. "The most outstanding difference we've seen between bats and other mammals has to do with DNA repair," said Wang Linfa, 53, director ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Oldest person in world turns 116 in Japan

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... added. Kyotango now wants to find the secret of his longevity and has launched a research project. "We would like to research the eating habits of not only Mr Kimura but also about 50 other ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Slim chance of a problem Tall and thin may be desirable for a supermodel, but a new study shows that women with this type of physique are more likely to be infected by a type of bacteria that can cause fatal lung infec ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act to reap longevity dividend

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip, LUCIA LIU

    ... the longevity dividend The best years The 20th century was a time of population explosion. The number of people on this planet stood at 1.6 billion in 1900, rose to 3.3 billion by 1970 and reached more ... of an ageing population that will determine whether society reaps the benefits of the longevity dividend. For Hong Kong, time is running short to prepare for these changes. In the SAR, about 14 per ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    University of Hong Kong scientists may have found key to longevity

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com HKU scientists may have found key to longevity If you hope to live a longer, healthier life, scientists at the University of Hong Kong may have unlocked ... the "longevity gene" Sirtuin1 in mice with HGPS, they can extend the animals' healthy lifespan by 30 per cent. "HGPS and normal ageing have a similar mechanism," said Zhou Zhongjun, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - CITY LIFE

    Hong Kong’s secrets to longevity – tea, tai chi and mahjong

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 01:39pm by AFP

    ... to the governments in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Hong Kong women’s life expectancy rose from an average 86 years in 2010 to 86.7 years last year, while Japanese women’s longevity was hit by last year’s earthquake ... longevity, experts say, is work. While others long for the day they can retire and kick up their heels, many people in Hong Kong work well into their 70s and even 80s. Hong Kong does not have ...

  8. Lasting longevity needs clean air

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Few facts could be as comforting to a population as knowing that it is at the top of the longevity rankings. Hong Kong women have overtaken Japanese to have the world's longest life ... 57.2 in 1950, so genetics can be ruled out. As Japan had a similar rise, it is probably safe to turn to studies of their population for clues. Research has put Japanese longevity down ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Why women live longer than men

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... have the upper hand over men, it's longevity. Globally, females live about six years longer than males - roughly 73 years versus 67 - and women outlive men in all but a few countries. ... the global longevity crown since 1985. Figures for longevity in Japan were pushed down in part as a result of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Hong Kong men also saw their life expectancy leap last ...

  10. Don't worry, be happy- it's his longevity mantra

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com For 98-year-old Chan Sui-wan, staying positive is one of his secrets to a long and healthy life. 'Don't worry about things too much, and when there are problems, take it one step at a time to solve it,' he says. & ...




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