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Men’s long working hours, short sleep may harm health in old age

Working long hours and skimping on sleep in midlife may lead to poorer physical health in old age, according to a study from Finland. A quarter-century study of Finnish businessmen found those who worked more than 50 hours a week and slept less than 47 hours weekly when they were middle aged were in worse physical health as old men than peers who had healthier work and sleep habits when they were in their prime. “The results are in line with what we hypothesized, but we were not sure if we would be able to detect these…

Humans have reached their lifespan limit: study

PARIS: No one might ever challenge the 122-year record of the longest-living person in documented history, said a study Wednesday which claimed to have found a "ceiling" to maximum human lifespan. Sifting through demographic data from more than 40 countries around the world, New York-based researchers found that an end to the long-running rise in maximum lifespan "has already been attained", in the 1990s. The plateau was reached in about 1997 -- the year that Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment died at the unbeaten age of 122 years…