New drug being developed using compound found in red wine "could help humans live until they are 150"


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New drug being developed using compound found in red wine 'could help humans live until they are 150'Drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol, found in red wineResearch shows drugs which could prevent cancer and diabetes now viableMedication can be taken topically or orallyNo drugs yet developed to target aging skin By Lucy Crossley PUBLISHED: 20:48 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:40 GMT, 10 March 2013 Breakthrough: The new anti-aging drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine Drugs that could combat ageing and help people to live to 150-years-old may be available within five years, following landmark research.

We"re living longer than ever…but suffering more pain, depression and illness as a result


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We're living longer than ever…but suffering more pain, depression and illness as a result From 1990 to 2010, the global average age of death rose from 59 to 70, with women outliving men by about five yearsScandinavia and Australia have the longest life expectancy, while Africa and Russia are among the lowest But living longer means we are suffering health problems that cause us years of pain, disability and mental distress, says landmark study | UPDATED: 20:28 GMT, 14 December 2012 Life expectancy around the world has soared, but we are now living with health problems that cause us years of pain, disability and mental distress.

A life worth living: Judge backs wife in fight to keep her husband alive after hospital tried to withhold treatment


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A life worth living: Judge backs wife in fight to keep her husband alive after hospital tried to withhold treatment Doctors had wanted to withhold potentially lifesaving care from father Judge Justice Jackson overruled doctors yesterday saying they had undervalued the limited quality of life David James, 68, could still enjoyMr James went to hospital seven months ago with stomach complaint, but contracted pneumonia that led to multiple organ failureJudge described husband's relationship with his family as 'of the closest and most meaningful kind' and this carried 'great weight' in his decisionEmotional evidence heard relatives insisting Mr James smiled when they visited and enjoyed reading the newspaper and seeing his grandchildren | UPDATED: 12:11 GMT, 7 December 2012 The loving wife of a desperately ill musician yesterday won her fight to force a hospital to keep treating him.

Stem cells are identified as real culprit behind heart attacks after case of mistaken identity that could revolutionise treatments


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Stem cells are identified as real culprit behind heart attacks after case of mistaken identity that could revolutionise treatmentsScientists previously thought heart attacks and strokes were caused by smooth muscle cellsStem cells multiply and caused arteries to hardenHeart attacks affect 90,000 and strokes 150,000 in Britain every year | UPDATED: 16:17 GMT, 6 June 2012 The real culprit behind heart attacks and strokes is stem cells, researchers have claimed in a landmark study that could revolutionise treatment.

Water under the bridge: Crystal clear river is so clean you can see 50ft to the bottom


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Crystal clear water under the bridge: River so clean you can see 50ft up from the bed | UPDATED: 06:49 GMT, 6 April 2012 A crystal clear river is so clean that the 50ft deep riverbed can be seen from a bridge crossing over the water.

Centuries in the making: How a third of babies born today will live to the ripe old age of 100


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Centuries in the making: How a third of babies born today will live to the ripe old age of 100 | UPDATED: 21:53 GMT, 26 March 2012 One in three newborns can expect to live to be 100, official figures suggest.