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15 Minutes of Exercise May Boost Life Span
Study finds even modest daily workouts make a difference for older adults
June 14, 2016
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Adequate parent-child relationship may offer protection against all chronic illnesses in later life
Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child's physical health even decades later – but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study.
September 20, 2016
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Adults Who Exercise May Gain 9 'Biological' Years
Regular jogging and other pursuits delay cellular aging, study finds
May 26, 2017
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Advancing 'transposon theory of aging'
A new study provides substantial new evidence that health becomes endangered when aging cells lose control of rogue elements of DNA called transposons.
September 16, 2016
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Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather
Risk of heat-related health problems increases with age.
July 11, 2016
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After natural disasters, elderly survivors show cognitive decline
Loss of home, resulting depression, less contact with neighbors tied to dementia.
October 30, 2016
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Aging can drive progress, say scientists
Population aging is likely to boost medicine, nanotechnology and robotics, but increase political risks
July 25, 2016
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Aging population can stimulate breakthroughs in medicine, technology but increase political risks
The UN estimates that the number of people aged 65 and older will have reached almost a billion by 2030. the proportion of those aged over 80 will grow at particularly high rates, and their numbers are expected to reach 200 million by 2030 and triple that forty years later.
July 25, 2016
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Aging process increases DNA mutations in important type of stem cell
Researchers say results should be considered when designing iPSC therapies
December 12, 2016
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American death rate from drugs, alcohol, and mental disorders nearly triples since 1980
Novel study examines mortality in over 3,100 US counties, revealing substantial geographic differences among many causes of death
December 13, 2016
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Anti-aging peptide recovers fur growth, kidney health in mice
An anti-aging therapy could be one step closer; in a new study, researchers reveal how a peptide led to the destruction of cells that play a role in aging, reversing fur loss, kidney damage, and frailty in mice.
March 23, 2017
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Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly
Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. the increased risk was highest at the beginning of antidepressant use and remained elevated even 4 years later.
January 11, 2017
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Astaxanthin compound shows ability to activate 'longevity gene' in mice
The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and Cardax, Inc., a Honolulu based life sciences company, have jointly announced the results of an animal study evaluating the effectiveness of a compound that holds promise in anti-aging therapy.
March 28, 2017
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Autoimmune disease: Could modified red blood cells lead to new treatments?
New treatments that prevent and alleviate autoimmune diseases may come from using red blood cells to carry disease-specific proteins that retrain the immune system. So concludes a study that shows such an approach works in mice with multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes.
March 7, 2017
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Average Lifespan Longer for Twins
And, identical twins tend to outlive fraternal twins, study shows
August 23, 2016
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Biological Clock: Why some Age Faster Than Others
New research could help explain why healthy living isn't always enough
September 28, 2016
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Birth Defects in Kids May Shorten Moms' Lives
But the overall risk of early death is still quite low
December 20, 2016
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Birth of infant with major congenital anomaly linked to increased risk of death in mother
In Denmark, having a child with a major congenital anomaly was associated with a small but statistically significant increased risk of death in the mother compared with women without an affected child, according to a study appearing in the December 20 issue of JAMA. a major congenital anomaly is a structural change (such as cleft palate) that has significant medical, social or cosmetic consequences for the affected individual; this type of anomaly typically requires medical intervention.
December 20, 2016
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BMI status of older adults influences benefits accrued from memory training, study finds
In the first study to compare the results of cognitive training by body mass index (BMI) category, scientists from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research found that memory training provided only one-third the benefit to older adults with obesity than the benefit it provided to older adults without obesity.
January 10, 2017
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Brain-aging gene discovered
Genetic variant accelerates normal brain aging in older people by up to 12 years
March 15, 2017
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Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger
Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds
September 14, 2016
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BUSM researcher highlights link between sleep conditions and cognitive impairment in older people
Daytime sleepiness is very common in the elderly with prevalence rates of up to 50 percent. Caused by sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a disruption of normal breathing during sleep, these cause recurrent awakenings and subsequent excessive daytime sleepiness.
January 31, 2017
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Can Community 'Well-Being' Help you Live Longer?
Study found people in more contented U.S. counties lived an extra two years or more
November 10, 2016
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Can Facebook Friend Requests Predict Longevity?
Those most sought after as a connection on the social media site tended to live longer, study suggests
October 30, 2016
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Cancer Passes Heart Disease for Leading Cause of Death In These States
For the First Time, 22 States Make the Flip
August 25, 2016
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Cannabis reverses aging processes in the brain, study suggests
Researchers restore the memory performance of Methuselah mice to a juvenile stage
May 8, 2017
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Caring for grandchildren may improve well-being of older Chinese-Americans
Up until now, little has been known about how helping care for grandchildren might affect the well-being of older adults who are Chinese-Americans. Researchers recently considered that question in a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
November 18, 2016
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CD38 enzyme linked to age-related metabolic decline
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified the enzyme, called CD38, that is responsible for the decrease in nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) during aging, a process that is associated with age-related metabolic decline. Results demonstrated an increase in the presence of CD38 with aging in both mice and humans.
June 15, 2016
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Clots May be the Cause of Fainting in some Elderly
But doctors don't often suspect pulmonary embolism, researchers say
October 19, 2016
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Combining virtual reality and treadmill training could help reduce risk of falls in older adults
The authors say that the intervention, which combines the physical and cognitive aspects of walking, could potentially be used in gyms, rehabilitation centres or nursing homes to improve safe walking and prevent falls in older adults or people with disorders which affect movement such as Parkinson's disease.
August 11, 2016
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Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span?
Study found middle-aged adults who reduced their intake showed slower biological aging
May 22, 2017
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Defining immortality of stem cells to identify novel anti-aging mechanisms
With age, somatic cells such as neurons lose their ability to maintain the quality of their protein content. Pluripotent stem cells, on the contrary, do not age and have increased mechanism to maintain the integrity of their proteins.
November 28, 2016
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Department of Defense funds cardiac cell therapy trial for heart failure patients
Building on the results of a recent Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute study published just six months ago, the Department of Defense has awarded a $10 million grant to fund a cardiac cell therapy trial for patients diagnosed with a common but difficult-to-treat form of heart failure.
September 28, 2016
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DGIST researchers discover mechanisms of inflammation-induced aging in animals
DGIST's research team has experimentally proved the hypothesis that the accumulated chronic inflammation results in the aging of animals.
January 17, 2017
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Dietary and exercise interventions can enhance physical function in elders with obesity
A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults with obesity.
September 19, 2016
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Discovery of link between RNA quality control and longevity may shed light on mechanisms behind aging
The vigors of youth and the greener pastures of yesteryears. some might refer to these and other similar cliches as nothing more than rose-tinted literations of the past; a cognitive side effect of life. Romanticizing collective memories aside, however, it would be a challenge to find anyone who could argue against the physical degradations that accompany aging. One needs only to search for 'photos of aging' to realize that such yearnings are perhaps nothing more than ourselves giving form to the personal struggle with the byproducts of life.
March 10, 2017
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Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer?
Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests
November 17, 2016
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Eating for Longevity
The science is clear: Eating the right foods can lead to a longer, healthier life.
October 28, 2016
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Elderly Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments
Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says
June 27, 2016
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Electric fan use could lead to greater heart rate and core temperature in elderly adults
In a study appearing in the September 6 issue of JAMA, Craig G. Crandall, Ph.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and colleagues examined whether electric fan use would delay elevations in heart rate and core temperature of elderly adults exposed to extreme heat and humidity.
September 6, 2016
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ER Death Rate in U.S. Drops by Nearly Half
Study points to medical advances, changes in end-of-life care
July 6, 2016
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Exercise prevents cellular aging by boosting mitochondria
It is common knowledge that exercise imparts a smorgasbord of health benefits. what is not yet understood is how physical activity manages to reduce aging on a cellular level. new research into mitochondria lifts the lid on the processes involved.
March 8, 2017
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Falls a Deadly Threat for Older Americans
They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows
September 22, 2016
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Genes that control cellular senescence identified: Potential applications for cancer treatment and development of anti-aging products
A research group has succeeded in identifying genes that control cellular senescence - permanently arrested cell growth. the process involved treating liver cancer cells using anticancer drugs of various concentrations, inducing apoptotic cell death and cellular senescence, and comparing gene expression levels. by developing drugs that suppress the activity of these genes, this discovery has potential applications for creating new highly-effective anticancer drugs, or use in anti-aging drugs.
September 13, 2016
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Georgia State researcher awarded NIH grant to explore pain management therapies for elderly
Dr. Anne Murphy, a biologist of Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to investigate pain management therapies for people aged 65 or older.
February 8, 2017
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Good Sleep Does Get Tougher with Age
Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems
April 5, 2017
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Google's Long, Strange Life Span Trip
Why does a mole rat live 30 years but a mouse only three? with $1.5 billion in the bank, Google's anti-aging spinout Calico is rich enough to find out.
December 14, 2016
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Have Humans Hit Their Longevity Limit?
More people might attain very old age, study finds, but probably not beyond 125 years
October 5, 2016
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Having children may increase lifespan
The sleepless nights and stress that often accompany parenthood may not sound like the ingredients for a longer life, but according to a new study, having children could add years to a parent's lifespan.
March 14, 2017
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Having three genetic parents makes mice age better
Different variants of mitochondrial DNA alter tumor incidence, DNA damage.
July 11, 2016
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Healthy lifestyle could curtail end-of-life disability period in older adults
It comes as no surprise that people tend to enjoy a better quality of life when they're able to perform daily activities (eating, dressing, toileting, getting up from a bed or chair, bathing, and walking around the house, for example) without assistance. Recently, researchers studied whether or not having a healthy lifestyle later in life could shorten the period of time before death that older adults spend living with disabilities that limit their independence. Their findings are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
October 5, 2016
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HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2016 addresses challenges of ageing population
As more and more countries in Asia and the Pacific face rapidly ageing populations, understanding and strategically preparing for these shifting demographics and their significant socio-economic implications is a top priority for governments across the region than ever.
September 6, 2016
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High levels of physical activity may slow aging at cellular level
Despite their best efforts, no scientist has ever come close to stopping humans from aging. Even anti-aging creams can't stop Old Father Time.
May 10, 2017
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Hormetic cognitive stress from exposure to technology may reduce age-related disease
It appears inevitable that technology is increasingly taking over our lives. However, it seems that it can also help us avoid aging and age-related disease, in a way that has not been described before.
May 19, 2017
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How Long will you Live? Look to your Parents
Lower risk of dying from heart disease if mom and dad lived past 70, study suggests
August 15, 2016
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How naive T cells decline with age
Loss of na´ve T cells is from deterioration in the environment that supports T cells
August 02, 2016
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How Older People can Head Off Drug Interactions
Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns
September 23, 2016
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How older people learn
Learning at an advanced age makes the brain fit but age-related brain changes cannot be undone
June 16, 2016
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IBM Working on Robotic Roommate that Helps Elderly Folks Stay Safe
while many people would love to live out the rest of their days happily ensconced in their home, living alone is not always the safest option for elderly folks. But because around-the-clock care – either in a nursing home, assisted living, or from a personal nurse – isn't always feasible, IBM is working on a robot designed to keep an eye on senior citizens and help them stay safe.
December 28, 2016
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Inactivity Behind Smoking as Early Death Predictor
Increases in fitness levels were associated with greater longevity
July 27, 2016
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Increased food availability during active season slows cellular aging in animals
Hibernation has long been considered the secret behind the relatively long lifespan of the edible dormouse. However, a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna has now shown for the first time that high food availability during the active season in summer contributes to a long life. Increased food availability during this time allows the animals to slow their cellular aging.
September 2, 2016
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Innovative walking app could help older people stay fit and active
'Walking for Well-Being', a prototype app that makes it easy to plan less difficult, less demanding walking routes, could help people to stay fit, active and independent as they get older.
January 9, 2017
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Later Menstruation Start, Finish May Extend Life
Those with this pattern were more likely to live past 90, study suggests.
July 27, 2016
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Latinos age more slowly than other ethnic groups, reveals UCLA study
A UCLA study is the first to show that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. the findings, published in the current issue of Genome Biology, may one day help scientists understand how to slow the aging process for everyone.
August 16, 2016
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Length of telomeres may reveal if vitamin D and omega-3 supplements improve heart health, longevity
The length of your telomeres appears to be a window into your heart health and longevity, and scientists are measuring them to see if vitamin D and omega-3 supplements really improve both.
November 14, 2016
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Life Expectancy Goes Up for Black Americans
But CDC report also found they're still more likely to die at an earlier age than whites
May 2, 2017
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Living Past 90 Doesn't Mean Disease, Disability
Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot
July 21, 2016
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Long-lived yeast mutants unlock clues to improve health and extend lifespan
Yeast -- it's more than just a fungus. It can also tell us a lot about growing older.
January 31, 2017
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Longevity in U.S.: Location, Location, Location
Study found life expectancy differed by as much as 20 years in different counties
May 8, 2017
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Low levels of simple chemical associated with aging, DNA damage
Treatment with a simple chemical restores DNA repair to aging mice.
March 24, 2017
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Many vivacious seniors not retired from sex, study finds
Despite societal perceptions that older adults' love lives are ancient history, many seniors are anything but retired from sex, a new study suggests.
July 27, 2016
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Maternal stress during pregnancy could lead to premature biological ageing in offspring
The stress that some mothers experience during their pregnancies could influence the genetic makeup their babies are born with and, eventually, lead to premature biological ageing and associated age-related diseases. this is according to lead authors Tabea Send and Stephanie Witt of the Central Institute of Mental Health, University of Heidelberg in Germany. the study is published in in Springer Nature's journal Neuropsychopharmacology and focuses on a person's DNA sequences called telomeres, which are essential for cellular replication.
April 11, 2017
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Mayo Clinic researchers discover three new senolytic drugs
Mayo Clinic researchers have uncovered three new agents to add to the emerging repertoire of drugs that aim to delay the onset of aging by targeting senescent cells - cells that contribute to frailty and other age-related conditions. a recent study of human cell cultures shows that the drugs, fisetin and two BCL-XL inhibitors - A1331852 and A1155463 - cleared senescent cells in vitro. Findings appear online in Aging.
March 9, 2017
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Mayo Clinic, Geroscience Network researchers aim to accelerate pace of aging research
Mayo Clinic, along with other members of the Geroscience Network, has published six manuscripts that map strategies for taking new drugs that target processes underlying aging into clinical trials. Researchers believe that these agents hold promise for treating multiple age-related diseases and disabilities.
August 17, 2016
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Mayo researchers develop extremely precise assay to measure age-associated changes in GDF11
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed an accurate way to measure a circulating factor, called GDF11, to better understand its potential impact on the aging process. they found that GDF11 levels do not decline with chronological age, but are associated with signs of advanced biological age, including chronic disease, frailty and greater operative risk in older adults with cardiovascular disease.
June 15, 2016
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Methylation status of ten positions in genome correlates with all-cause mortality
Various chemical modifications in the genome determine whether genes are read or deactivated. Methyl labels in the DNA play a key role in this "epigenetic" regulation of gene activity. Life style and environmental factors influence the methylation in the genome. Scientists have already well documented links between the methylation status of specific positions in the genome and cancer as well as other diseases.
March 19, 2017
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Midlife Memory Lapses May be Normal Part of Aging
Midlife memory lapses may reflect a shift in how your brain forms and retrieves memories, not a decline in thinking skills, a new study suggests.
July 15, 2016
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Monthly high dose of vitamin D lowers respiratory infections in older adults
In people over the age of 65, acute respiratory infections--such as the common cold, influenza, or pneumonia--can lead to potentially life-threatening complications.
January 5, 2017
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More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' is Real
Study found memory skills tend to drop as estrogen levels dip, at ages 45 to 55
October 12, 2016
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New protein discovered in aging, cancer
A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study. the researchers hope that the findings could one day lead to new treatments for aging and early cancer.
March 7, 2017
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New research reveals b1-integrin protein as promising therapeutic target for muscle aging
As we age, the function and regenerative abilities of skeletal muscles deteriorate, which means it is difficult for the elderly to recover from injury or surgery. new work from Carnegie's Michelle Rozo, Liangji Li, and Chen-Ming Fan demonstrates that a protein called b1-integrin is crucial for muscle regeneration.
July 6, 2016
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New research shows high and low levels of HDL cholesterol may increase risk of early death
Commonly touted as "good cholesterol" for helping to reduce risk of stroke and heart attack, both high and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may increase a person's risk of premature death, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System.
August 11, 2016
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Non-wearable sensor system measures walking patterns of senior citizens to predict risk of falling
Each year, millions of people–especially those 65 and older–fall. Such falls can be serious, leading to broken bones, head injuries, hospitalizations or even death. Now, researchers from the Sinclair School of Nursing and the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri found that sensors that measure in-home gait speed and stride length can predict likely falls. this technology can assist health providers to detect changes and intervene before a fall occurs within a three-week period.
August 26, 2016
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Nutrition could be cost-effective treatment to improve health in malnourished older adults
As a majority of older adults have two or more chronic conditions, finding new ways to improve their health and decrease the cost of care is vital to helping them live healthier, longer lives. a new study found that malnourished older adults who were hospitalized with a heart or lung disease had an additional 8.5 months of estimated life expectancy when they received a specialized nutrition supplement, compared to a placebo group.
August 30, 2016
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Obesity May Age your Brain
Being overweight or obese in middle age shrinks your brain, aging it by as much as 10 years, according to a new study.
August 09, 2016
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Older adults face elevated risk of death after pelvic fractures, study reveals
Adults older than 60 years face an increased risk of dying in the first 8 months following a pelvic fracture, new research indicates.
March 9, 2017
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Older hip fracture patients frequently use antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs, study finds
In a recent study, older individuals who had fallen and broken a hip used antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications more frequently than the general older population.
March 8, 2017
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Older Japanese patients exhibit most resilience after triple disaster, study reveals
Research into the aftermath of the Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear meltdown found that the oldest were least likely to experience a deterioration of existing chronic conditions.
July 19, 2016
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Operation of ancient biological clock uncovered
The operation of one of the oldest biological clocks in the world has, which is crucial for life on earth as we know it, has now been discovered by scientists. the researchers applied a new combination of cutting-edge research techniques. they discovered how the biological clock in cyanobacteria works in detail. Important to understand life, because cyanobacteria were the first organisms on earth producing oxygen via photosynthesis.
March 16, 2017
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Over a quarter of US adults aged 50 years or more are inactive
Research conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 1 in 4 US adults aged 50 years or over do not take regular exercise.
September 16, 2016
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Palliative care could reduce hospitalizations, make life easier for older adults with serious illnesses
Palliative care is treatment--such as medication, nutritional support, or massage--that helps you feel better when you have a serious illness. Palliative care can help ease pain, insomnia, shortness of breath, nausea, and appetite loss. other forms of this care, such as counseling, also can help older adults and their families cope with the emotional, social, practical, and spiritual challenges that may arise during a serious illness.
November 18, 2016
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Palliative care improves patients' survival and quality of life, study shows
People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life and fewer symptoms than those who don't receive palliative care, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
November 22, 2016
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Palliative Care Raises Quality of Life, But Doesn't Extend It
Researchers find value for extremely ill patients and their caregivers, but add that it doesn't affect survival
November 22, 2016
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Parenthood may boost longevity, study suggests
Being a parent could increase the likelihood of living longer once people are in their later years, say researchers.
March 16, 2017
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Patient characteristics, outcomes differ for indoor and outdoor fallers, study shows
Falling can have serious consequences for older adults, including a loss of function and increased risk of institutionalization. According to a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, patient characteristics and outcomes differ for people who fall outdoors versus indoors.
July 20, 2016
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Patient mortality could be predicted through computer analysis of organs
Using a computer to analyze CT images of patients' organs, researchers were able to predict their 5-year mortality with almost 70 percent accuracy.
June 5, 2017
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Physical therapist suggests tips to help older adults avoid risks of falling
As the National Council on Aging designates Sept. 22 as National Falls Prevention Day, NYIT Associate Professor Veronica Southard says older adults should be mindful of the risks of falling, but not let their fears take over their lives.
September 22, 2016
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POLYCARE project aims to develop integrated home care model for older chronic patients
The POLYCARE project, which started recently, aims to develop and test an integrated care model that is patient-centered and supported by advanced ICT systems and services that allow monitoring and caring for older chronic patients in acute phases at home.
June 15, 2016
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Pomegranates Yield Promising Anti-Aging Compound
A compound found within pomegranates, when transformed by bacteria in the gut, has been shown to rejuvenate cellular function and reverse the effects of aging on muscles, at least in worms and rodents. on their own, pomegranates may not confer these life-extending qualities–but the discovery could lead to powerful anti-aging medicines.
July 12, 2016
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Poor smell linked to higher risk of early mortality
In a study of adults aged 40 to 90 years who were followed for 10 years, poor smell was linked with an increased risk of dying.
March 22, 2017
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Problems with nuclear membrane play role in leukemia, heart disease and aging disorders
We put things into a container to keep them organized and safe. In cells, the nucleus has a similar role: keeping DNA protected and intact within an enveloping membrane. But a new study by Salk Institute scientists, detailed in the November 2 issue of Genes & Development, reveals that this cellular container acts on its contents to influence gene expression.
November 2, 2016
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Protein in umbilical cord blood may restore the aging brain
Umbilical cord blood could hold the key to restoring the learning and memory ability that declines with age, find researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California. Providing older mice with injections of human umbilical cord blood revitalized their brain function. the researchers suggest that it is likely that similar beneficial effects would be seen in humans.
April 20, 2017
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Prune consumption may prevent bone mineral density loss in older population
As the demographic shift to an older population continues, a growing number of men and women will be diagnosed with osteoporosis. In addition to existing drug therapies, certain lifestyle and nutritional factors are known to reduce its risk.
January 20, 2017
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RACP releases new Choosing Wisely Australia recommendations on appropriate use of medicines for older adults
The latest lists developed by specialties from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) as part of the Choosing Wisely Australia® initiative deliver a strong message on appropriate use of medicines for older Australians.
August 12, 2016
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Research offers new clues to prolong lifespan of the body's disease-fighting NK cells
A team of researchers from Australia and France have uncovered new insights into how to prolong the lifespan of the body's disease-fighting natural killer (NK) cells.
January 17, 2017
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Research shows how cutting calories can slow aging process
There's a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of aging, but moisturizers only go skin deep. Aging occurs deeper -- at a cellular level -- and scientists have found that eating less can slow this cellular process.
February 13, 2017
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Research suggests living in racially hostile environment can shorten lives of blacks and whites
Living in unabashedly racist communities can shorten the lives of both blacks and whites, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley.
September 7, 2016
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Researchers discover how protein aggregation triggers aging
Researchers at the universities of Cologne and Bonn uncover the link between protein aggregation and aging
April 21, 2017
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Researchers explore why women have ubiquitous survival advantage than men
"Humans are the only species in which one sex is known to have a ubiquitous survival advantage," the UAB researchers write in their research review covering a multitude of species. "Indeed, the sex difference in longevity may be one of the most robust features of human biology."
June 15, 2016
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Researchers identify new rare genetic variants linked to extreme longevity
The search for the genetic determinants of extreme longevity has been challenging, with the prevalence of centenarians (people older than 100) just one per 5,000 population in developed nations.
April 25, 2017
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Researchers use artificial intelligence to predict patient's lifespan
A computer's ability to predict a patient's lifespan simply by looking at images of their organs is a step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research led by the University of Adelaide.
June 1, 2017
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Review focuses on benefits of mindfulness in aging populations
As mindfulness practices rise in popularity and evidence of their worth continues to accumulate, those who work with aging populations are looking to use the techniques to boost cognitive, emotional and physiological health.
February 21, 2017
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Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress
A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests
August 03, 2016
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Saint Louis University geriatrician urges older patients to talk to doctors about too many pills
if you're 65 or older and taking more than four medications, resolve to talk to your doctor about doing a new Year's triage to make sure too many pills aren't making you sick, advises Milta Little, D.O., associate professor of geriatrics at Saint Louis University.
December 25, 2016
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Scientists announce landmark database of lifespan-extending drugs and compounds
Scientists from the Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF) and University of Liverpool have announced a landmark database of lifespan-extending drugs and compounds called DrugAge. the database has 418 compounds, curated from studies spanning 27 different model organisms including yeast, worms, flies and mice. It is the largest such database in the world at this time.
March 14, 2017
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Scientists discover how insulin-producing cells show differences in age
Diabetes researchers have puzzled for decades about why insulin-producing beta cells in one pancreatic islet often look and behave quite differently than their counterparts in the same islet or in nearby islets. Using newly identified cellular markers of aging, Joslin Diabetes Center scientists now have shown that this diversity may be driven at least in part by differently aged beta cell populations within the pancreas.
April 12, 2017
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Scientists take closer look at biological processes to unlock secrets of youth
Humans have been looking for ways to cheat death for centuries. and while we've succeeded in extending our life span, many people suffer ill health in their later years. now researchers have pivoted to study ways to improve our "health span" to allow us to enjoy our longevity.
March 8, 2017
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Senior Years May Truly be Golden for Happiness
Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age
August 24, 2016
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Seniors May Get a Boost from Green Spaces
Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases
April 17, 2017
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Seniors who live with their abusers often suffer recurrent abuse
Older adults who have been hospitalized for injuries from an assault are more likely to experience subsequent physical abuse if they are female, widowed, diagnosed with dementia, or return home to live with the perpetrator, according to a new study.
May 9, 2017
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Sense of smell 'may predict lifespan'
Measuring people's sense of smell in later life could help doctors predict how likely they are to be alive in five years' time, a PLOS One study suggests.
October 1, 2014
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Seniors May Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines
By 85, many could use a hand, study finds
April 28, 2017
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Sex and Aging: Easy Ways to Solve Common Problems
Worried that your sex life will take a hit as you age -- or worse, that it might go away forever? don't be.
July 6, 2016
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Skin aging could be delayed with a common antioxidant
For many people, declining skin health is one of most loathsome effects of getting older. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, becomes thinner and drier, and its ability to repair dwindles. A new study, however, has uncovered an antioxidant that could delay skin aging.
May 31, 2017
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Social support, nutrition and exercise intervention can prevent malnutrition and frailty
A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people established by MedUni Vienna has achieved remarkable success. It was revealed that physical training and addressing nutrition-relevant aspects with the aid of non-professional volunteers at home has had positive effects on the physical condition. Particularly the "social aspect" is of great significance.
August 16, 2016
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Sorting out what happens in the aging brains of bilinguals
We really need long-term research on the topic.
February 2, 2017
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Study Cites the Fats that Could Shorten your Life
High levels of animal-based saturated fats were tied to earlier death, unsaturated fats seem healthier
July 5, 2016
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Study finds delayed onset of illness for centenarians than younger counterparts
Research has shown that the human lifespan has the potential to be extended. But would this merely mean people living longer in poor health? the upbeat findings from a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicate that those extra years could well be healthy ones. In a study of nearly 3,000 people, the onset of illness came decades later in life for centenarians than for their younger counterparts.
July 6, 2016
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Study finds older adults who sustain wrist fractures more likely to have poor balance
Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist (distal radius) fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk for future injuries, according to a new study appearing in the July 20, 2016 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
July 21, 2016
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Study finds premature death rates diverge in the United States by race and ethnicity
Premature death rates have declined in the United States among Hispanics, blacks, and Asian/Pacific Islanders (APIs) – in line with trends in Canada and the United Kingdom – but increased among whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), according to a comprehensive study of premature death rates for the entire U.S. population from 1999 to 2014.
January 26, 2017
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Study highlights need to improve end-of-life care for all patients with serious illnesses
Historically, efforts to improve end-of-life care have focused primarily on patients with cancer. But few studies have looked at the quality of end-of-life care for patients with other serious illnesses, such as lung, kidney or heart failure or dementia. In a study of patients who died at 146 inpatient facilities within the Veteran Affairs health system, a research team led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital has found that family-reported end-of-life care was significantly better for patients with cancer or dementia than for patients with other serious illnesses.
June 27, 2016
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Study identifies factors that may contribute to use of PIMs at the end of life
A recent interview study has uncovered factors that may contribute to the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) at the end of life.
October 18, 2016
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Study links Omega 6 fatty acid in adipose tissue to lower mortality among older men
In a study from Uppsala University, published in the American journal JAMA Cardiology, the fatty acid linoleic acid (Omega 6) in subcutaneous adipose tissue was linked to lower mortality among older men followed over a 15-year period.
August 18, 2016
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Study may show ways to maintain immunity in older people
A study from Oxford and Basel universities may point the way to maintaining our immune systems as we get older.
August 22, 2016
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Study provides evidence that virtual reality could help prevent falls in elderly people
Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have found evidence that virtual reality (VR) could be a big help -- not only for detecting balance impairments early, but perhaps also for reversing those impairments and preventing falls.
April 20, 2017
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Study reveals increase in premature deaths of nursing home residents in Australia
The first comprehensive study of deaths in Australian nursing homes has been published today (29 May), revealing a more than 400 per cent increase in the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents over the past decade.
May 29, 2017
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Study shows how dietary restriction impacts autophagy in intestine to increase lifespan
Dietary restriction, or limited food intake without malnutrition, has beneficial effects on longevity in many species, including humans. a new study from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), published today in PLoS Genetics, represents a major advance in understanding how dietary restriction leads to these advantages.
July 15, 2016
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Study shows Latinos age more slowly at molecular level than other ethnic groups
A new paper co-authored by a UC Santa Barbara researcher reveals that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. the findings, published in the current issue of Genome Biology, may one day help scientists understand how to slow the aging process for everyone.
August 24, 2016
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Study shows the aging brain has trouble generating brain waves required for deep sleep
Older people tend to experience less sleep, due to taking frequent trips to the bathroom, and losing the ability to create deep restorative sleep compared with young adults.
April 6, 2017
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Take Care of Yourself When You're the Caregiver
When Terri Corcoran and her husband Vince were newlyweds, they not only lived together -- they worked together too, organizing scientific conferences and publishing an arts magazine.
July 5, 2016
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Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, Risks
while trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen
February 21, 2017
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The Lazarus phenomenon: When the 'dead' come back to life
Her heart had stopped beating and she was no longer breathing. Janina Kolkiewicz was declared dead. At 91 years old, she had lived a long life. But she was not about to stop living it. Eleven hours later, she awoke in the hospital mortuary with a craving for tea and pancakes. As inconceivable as it sounds, Kolkiewicz is just one of many people said to have "risen from the dead."
May 26, 2017
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These 5 Preventable Conditions Shorten Lives
Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say
April 24, 2017
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They've still got bucket lists -- in their 90s
It is one thing to have a bucket list at any age. It is something else entirely to have a bucket list that sends you to college for the first time at 92 -- or that sends you on your maiden flight at the controls of a single-engine airplane at 97.
June 5, 2017
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Tick tock, stay ahead of the aging clock
Aging in humans (and animals) can be seen as either an inevitable process of wear and tear or as an inherent biological program by which the lifespan of each species is more or less predetermined. Recent research has shown that DNA methylation, an epigenetic modification which alters how DNA is read and expressed without altering the underlying sequence, can show age-related changes.
April 12, 2017
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UCLA research shows epigenetic clock predicts lifespan
Why do some people lead a perfectly healthy lifestyle yet still die young? a new international study suggests that the answer lies in our DNA.
September 28, 2016
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Uncovering a 'smoking gun' in age-related disease
For the first time, researchers reveal a causal link between RNA splicing and aging
December 5, 2016
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Vasopressin: Water management and the biological clock
Water is the molecule of life; without it, none of us would be here. However, despite its importance, how the body manages water still holds some secrets. Innovative research in Canada generates new insight.
May 31, 2017
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Video Monitoring and Motion Detection Predicts Falls in Elderly
Simple falls are a serious danger for elderly folks, as they lead to fractured hips and other trauma that can seriously damage people's lifestyles. Being able to predict that a geriatric patient is particularly prone to losing balance can help to prevent injury. now the researchers at the University of Missouri have collected and processed an immense amount of information about the movement of seniors and looked how changes correlate with subsequent falls.
August 30, 2016
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Volunteering may decrease risk for developing cognitive problems among older adults
A new research study has shown that volunteering regularly over time may have benefits for older adults. the study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
October 5, 2016
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Waist Size, not Weight, May be Key to Life Span
Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report
April 24, 2017
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Want to Stay Mobile as you Age?
Study found it was associated with less physical disability among women
June 27, 2016
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What's the 'SuperAgers' Mental Secret?
Some folks stay sharp into their 80s, 90s, and brain scans may show why
April 4, 2017
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Where you Live May Determine how you Die
Breaking down mortality data by county, most pressing local health problems were pinpointed, study finds
December 13, 2016
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Working or volunteering could decrease chances of physical disability in elders
Working or volunteering can reduce the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in older Americans, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Florida State University.
August 09, 2016
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Youthful DNA in old age
The DNA of young people is regulated to express the right genes at the right time. with the passing of years, the regulation of the DNA gradually gets disrupted, which is an important cause of aging. a study of over 3,000 people shows that this is not true for everyone: there are people whose DNA appears youthful despite their advanced years.
September 22, 2016
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