After a long drought, I’m so pleased to finally have some of my fiction work published. Breathing Space’s history is a good illustration of the slow, frustrating process fiction writers experience when plying their craft. I completed the first draft … Continue reading Breathing Space
How far would you be prepared to go to live forever? What Poppa Pills Did For Me, takes a speculative look at the New New York Times Obits in 2193. Continue reading What Poppa Pills Did For Me
As average ages of death continue to rise in most developed countries, the idea that humans may one day live extraordinarily extended lives is no longer fantastic. Scarcely a day goes by without a report on the latest studies that … Continue reading Who Wants to Live Forever?
Humans are becoming more mobile as people leave family and friends behind in their search for jobs and new lives elsewhere. At the same time, aging populations in many developed countries mean more older citizens are surviving long after their … Continue reading Lonely at Health Risk
It’s long been known that having an active lifestyle helps you live longer, but does activity contribute to longevity or is it just an indication you have a longevity gene? Researchers have recently found a link between genetics and longevity … Continue reading Longevity: Which Came First, Behaviour or Genes?
While it’s a nice idea that one day in the future we’ll be able to take a pill to give us immortality, in reality, it’s more likely that those who want to prolong their lives beyond their natural span will have to take advantage of a range of treatments. One sign of aging is muscle wastage and decline. The stem cells in our muscles that repair damage maintain a pool of dormant cells to be called upon the next time they’re needed. But as we age, this pool of dormant cells shrinks, which is what scientists think causes muscular aging. … Continue reading Aging Muscle Decline Reversed
The evidence that derivatives of cannabis can be used as medical treatments continues to mount. One of the effects of aging that causes cognitive decline is inflammation of the neurons in the brain. A study published in the New England … Continue reading Cannabinoids May Help Delay Alzheimer’s