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Tag: Stress

X10 Stress Resilience
On this episode of X10, we talk about the concept of stress resilience, how our social lives are a factor in its development, and how it can be increased. Script The idea that stress affects aging is probably already familiar – it’s not exactly groundbreaking. Broadening and refining it would make it much more useful....
Grey Hair
Many people dread finding their first greying hairs, which is often their first sign that aging is creeping up on them and that the fire of youth is starting to die down and smolder. To some readers, greying hair may seem to be a superficial issue; after all, it isn’t life threatening.  However, in our...
Overwork
In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers have revealed that a considerable part of all deaths from ischemic heart disease and stroke worldwide is caused by working long hours [1]. Beware of Karoshi What can we do to live longer until science can produce a suitable solution to aging? One of the...
Stress
Longevity research should better incorporate the effects of stress on aging, argues professor Elissa Epel of the University of California, San Francisco [1]. She proposes using the concept of stress resilience to capture the differences between beneficial and harmful stress and the multi-level response that mediates the link between stress and aging. Different types of...
Graying hair
A team of researchers have discovered a novel way to study the process of hair graying, finding it potentially reversible and linked to psychological stress. The abundant anecdotal evidence of hair graying overnight (or, as Shakespeare put it in Henry IV: "Thy father's beard is turned white with the news"), may have finally received a...