Wednesday, February 27, 2013

72 really is the new 30

Scientists: Age 72 Really Is the New 30   Daily Mail - February 26, 2013
Thanks to advances in modern health care and medicines, humans are healthier now in their 70s than our ancestors were in their 30s, according to German researchers. That means 72 is the new 30, say scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, who studied the death rates of hunter-gatherers whose lifestyles have remained the same for generations.

    At 70, I wouldn't want to be 30 ... been there .. did that ... marriage ... caretaking ... and the worries of 30 year olds is not for me. 70 is totally cool as I have no medical issues and take no meds ... not to mention getting lots of sleep ... but a 70 year old body is not the same as a 30 year old body, so don't fool yourself.

More Young Women Getting Advanced Breast Cancer   News Max Health - February 26, 2013
Advanced breast cancer has increased slightly among young women, a 34-year analysis suggests. The disease is still uncommon among women younger than 40, and the small change has experts scratching their heads about possible reasons.

    As to the breast cancer article, you learned long ago in Metaphysics 101 that the area of the body affected by disease is related to its emotional component. Therefore, the breasts have to do with ... emotions highlighted with romantic love of a partner. Actually, this is for all age groups. The woman who is stressed, feels unloved, and misunderstood, not to mention abuse and overworked, will get breast cancer. Smoking anything ... is all part of the greater picture of this disease.

Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body   BBC - February 26, 2013
A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week. So researchers at the University of Surrey analyzed the blood of 26 people after they had had plenty of sleep, up to 10 hours each night for a week, and compared the results with samples after a week of fewer than six hours a night.