life extension

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life extension

Etymology: AS, lif, life; L, extenere, to stretch out
the process of extending the life span of an individual or population by intervention that promotes better use of preventive medicine and use of established diagnostic and therapeutic facilities.

life extension

A general term for any manoeuvre intended to increase longevity and vitality. Life-extending activities include a healthy diet, smoking cessation, drinking alcohol in moderation, exercise and reduction in stress; life-extending modalities (e.g., Gerovital and Live Cell Therapy) are of dubious efficacy.

life extension

The prolongation of life with healthful practices, e.g., regular exercise, balanced diet, abstaining from tobacco, and limiting consumption of alcohol.
Synonym: age retardation; biomedical gerontology; experimental gerontology
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The conference's scientific programme will showcase new developments and share international views on different topics in elderly care, which will cover healthy ageing, nutrition for the ageing, geronto-psychiatry, sensory, neuro disorders of the ageing, non-communicable diseases, anti-ageing medicine and chronic diseases to name a few.
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Chairman and CEO of Seagull Wellness International, he provides services in anti-ageing medicine and cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
The botox breast lift, offered in the UK, was pioneered by a Thai dermatologist, and was first presented at the 2009 World Conference of Cosmetic and Anti-ageing Medicine in Monte Carlo.
Dubai: Experts will review the latest developments and trends in anti-ageing medicine and the advancements made in reversing the natural process of ageing at a major congress in Dubai in November.
Anti-ageing medicine applies advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment and reversal of age-related dysfunction.
The event is being organised by Tarsus and The American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A4M).
As part of the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A4M) event, the special workshop, "Medical Spa: Combining the Traditional Spa with the Medical Clinic", will take place on November 7, and will cover all aspects from concepts and design, to hiring the right team as well as how to manage and market the spa and incorporating retail strategies that will produce revenue.
Scientists and researchers are divided on the issue, a division well-illustrated by the publicised conflict between academic S Jay Olshansky and the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A4M), which is behind one of the Dubai events, the Dubai Congress on Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine (DCAAAM).
It sounds like something from Star Trek, but according to Dr Ronald Klatz of the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine, we're closer to achieving it than you think.
C[pounds sterling]The rapid growth of anti-ageing medicines market in the Middle East region has created the demand for a platform where professionals and industry experts can network and showcase their products.