- A little dose of happy today
Good day, bad day, in between- this 1 minute video will put a smile on your face. An elderly couple walked in to the Mayo Clinic lobby, saw a piano, and played an impromptu duet. The man, who is turning 90, obviously wasn't there for knee surgery, bas ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Jun 26 2009 - 8:29am
- Breast Milk Gets Even More Magical
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ingredient in human breast milk called pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor, or PSTI, protects and repairs the delicate intestines of newborn babies. PSTI is found at its highest leve ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2009 - 6:54pm
- COPD Linked To Cognitive Decline In Aging
Severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with lower cognitive function in older adults, according to research from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Researchers compared cognitive performance in over 4,150 adults with and without COP ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2009 - 11:12am
- Enzyme And Aging- PAPPA Knockout Mice Live At Least 30 Percent Longer
Want to live forever but starving is not for you? A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences may be more to your liking. ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 12 2009 - 12:04am
- If Caloric Restriction Works For Longevity, Will Anorexics Live Longer? Not So Fast
Does fasting lead to a longer life? You never see any really old fat people but that has more to do with other issues than starvation. Some studies indicate that caloric restriction does extend life spans in fruit flies, mice and, most recently, rhesu ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2009 - 8:56pm
- How To Prevent Dementia? Omega 3 Fatty Acids May Be The Answer (And You Can Eat Meat)
With as many as 24 million people worldwide afflicted with dementia, researchers are looking for correlations in genetics, diet and environment. Since many of these people live in low- and middle-income countries, the solution to reducing instances of deme ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 17 2009 - 12:01pm
- Of Mice And Men And Monkeys And- Aging
Last week, scientists announced the interim results of one of modern physiology’s most closely watched experiments: the effects of caloric restriction on the lifespan of non-human primates. The report was maddeningly mixed. Caloric restriction seemed to re ...
Article - Greg Critser - Jul 21 2009 - 10:40am
- Heart Failure- Women More At Risk Than Men
Striking differences in the risk factors for developing heart failure (HF) and patient prognosis exist between men and women, according to a review article published in the August 4, 2009, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Men a ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 28 2009 - 10:13am
- Researchers- In H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic, Antivirals Might Be Wasted On The Elderly
Researchers writing in BMC Infectious Diseases say their numerical model of influenza transmission and treatment suggests that if a H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic behaves like the 1918 flu, antiviral treatments should be reserved for the young. They argue that pr ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 28 2009 - 11:48am
- Play Texas Hold 'Em And Reduce Your Chances Of Going Senile
People who engage in 'brain exercise' activities, like reading, writing, and playing card games, may delay the rapid memory decline that occurs if they later develop dementia, according to a study published in Neurology. So is Texas Hold 'E ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 3 2009 - 6:39pm