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News
  1. -04-07-09 Oldest Living Person Reaches 115 Years (LATimes.com)
      "Gertrude Baines, recorded as the oldest person in the world, celebrated her 115th birthday this morning, and well-wishers including President Obama and the Dodgers sent their regards." 04-09

  2. -07-26-07 Japanese Women and Icelandic Men Live Longest (MSNBC News)
      "Japanese girls born last year can expect to live to an average age of 85.8 years, making them the longest-lived in the world, according to figures released by the government on Thursday."

      "Their male compatriots fare less well, with a life expectancy of 79 years, second to Icelandic men at 79.4 years, the Health Ministry said."

      "Japan’s women have topped the world’s longevity ranks for 22 years, something researchers have attributed to their healthy diet and tight social ties, among other factors." 07-07

Papers
  1. Blue Zones: World's Oldest People (CBS News)
      "There are five 'blue zones' in the world, meaning areas that have high demographics of people that reach 100 or areas that have long life expectancy rates. Dr. Jon LaPook talks with author Dan Buettner about how lifestyle leads to longevity."

  2. How to Live 100 Years (Time.com)
      "There's no denying that longer life expectancy is swelling the number of seniors — people over age 65 — in our population. But it's the fastest-growing subset of that superannuated group that proves the most interesting for researchers — those over age 85, in particular the centenarians born in the late 1800s, who have lived through the 1918 flu pandemic, the Great Depression and both world wars; have witnessed women's suffrage and the moon landings; and are still here, keeping up with world events during the Administration of the nation's first African-American President."

      "In the most recent Census, health officials predicted that by 2050, more than 800,000 Americans would be pushing into their second century of life." 02-10

  3. Jeralean Talley Celebrates116th Birthday (Time.com)
      " 'I feel good, I just can’t get around like I would like to,' Jeralean Talley told TIME on the eve of her birthday in a phone call from her Inkster, Mich. home aided by her 77-year-old daughter Thelma Holloway. The Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group named the Montrose, Ga. native the oldest person in the world last month after the two women who held the title before her died within the same week—Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan at 117 and Gertrude Weaver of Camden, Ark. at 116." 05-15

  4. Last Person Born in the 19th Century Dies (ABC News)
      "Jiroemon Kimura, the oldest man in recorded history, has died. He was 116." 06-13

  5. Living to 100 Years (US News)
      "People who've had long lives presumably hold keys to good health, and the rest of us might do well to learn from them. That's why Thomas Perls, a geriatrician at the Boston University Medical School, studies centenarians—people who've been kicking for a century or more. As head of the New England Centenarian Study, the world's largest study of such people, Perls has researched the habits, genes, and medical histories of about 900 centenarians. Perls thinks centenarians offer an unparalleled look into how we can all age gracefully, healthfully, and happily." 07-07

  6. Man Lives Until 112 on Bad Diet (MSNBC News)
      "George Johnson, considered California’s oldest living person at 112 and the state’s last surviving World War I veteran, had experts shaking their heads over his junk food diet." 09-06

  7. Misao Okawa to Celebrate 117th Birthday (Time.com)
      "The world’s oldest person has lived through two World Wars and the invention of the first airplane, but it doesn’t seem like a long time to Misao Okawa." 03-15

  8. Oldest Person Currently - Maria Capovilla (Bloomberg.com)
      "A 116-year-old Ecuadorian woman took over the mantle of the world's oldest person after documents proved she is older than a 115-year-old American who held the title, Guinness World Records said." 03-06

  9. Oldest Person Currently - Maria Capovilla (Wikipedia.org)
      "Maria Esther de Capovilla of Guayaquil, Ecuador (born September 14, 1889) was named the "World's Oldest Person" by Guinness World Records, Dec 9, 2005." 03-06

  10. Oldest Person Recorded in Modern History (Wikipedia.org)
      "Jeanne Louise Calment (February 21, 1875 – August 4, 1997) has the longest confirmed lifespan (122 years and 164 days) for any human being in history. Her lifespan has been thoroughly documented by scientific study; more records have been produced to verify her age than for any other case." 03-06

  11. Oldest Person in 2016 (Time.com)
      "The world’s oldest person is an American woman, 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York." 01-16

  12. Surpising Findings From the Over-90 (CBS News)
      "What factors determine which of us will make it past age 90? Lesley Stahl reports on a groundbreaking study that has revealed some unexpected findings." 05-14

  13. Village Provides a Medical Mystery (ABC News)
      "In the foothills of the Italian Alps is a tiny village that may hold a clue to a medical mystery that has challenged researchers for centuries. Despite indulging in an artery-clogging diet that could make even an Italian grandmother cringe, the 400 or so residents of tiny Stoccareddo, Italy, have virtually no heart disease or diabetes, and often live into their 90s." 02-07

  14. World's Oldest Man Dies (Time.com)
      "The world's oldest man, 113-year-old World War I veteran Henry Allingham, died Saturday after spending his final years reminding Britain about the 9 million soldiers killed during the conflict." 07-09

  15. World's Oldest Man Dies (Time.com)
      "Tomoji Tanabe, the world's oldest man, died in his sleep at his home in southern Japan on Friday, a city official said. He was 113." 06-09

  16. World's Oldest People (Wikipedia.org)
      "The following tables list only the verified oldest people in world in ordinal rank, such as oldest person or oldest man. A supercentenarian is considered verified if their claim has been accepted by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group or the Guinness Book of World Records. The longest unambiguously documented lifespan is that of Jeanne Calment of France (1875–1997), who died at age 122 years and 164 days. She met Vincent van Gogh at age 14.[1]" 07-09

Projects
  1. World's Oldest Man Dies at 113 (USA Today)
      "Fred Hale Sr., documented as the world's oldest man, died Friday. He was 113 years old. Hale died in his sleep Friday at The Nottingham in suburban Syracuse, while trying to recover from a bout of pneumonia, said his grandson, Fred Hale III. He was 12 days shy of his 114th birthday." 11-04

   
   


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