Aging

Sepsis Survival: Obesity Paradox

Though being overweight and obese is linked to many health issues, everything from sleep apnea and an incredibly broad metabolic syndrome designation to stranger categories like pre-diabetes, there are lots of instances where obese people survive better a ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2014 - 11:00am

Why Tendons Age- What Horses Tell Us

It has been understood for many years that tendons are highly prone to injury and that this likelihood increases as they age. Why this happens is currently poorly understood. A recent study went about examining the mechanisms that cause aging in the tendo ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2014 - 11:30pm

Becoming Morning Brains- Why Older People Go To Bed And Rise Earlier

Studies have shown that being a 'night owl', like people who claim to multitask, is something of a myth- people perform better in the mornings whether they are night owls or morning people people- and a new study finds that becomes more pronounc ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2014 - 9:41am

Baby Boomers Don't Enjoy Going To The Gym- But They Do It

Baby Boomers, a trend in births that happened when soldiers returned home from World War II, started off their lives being critical of American culture and having a sense of entitlement about how the world should reshape itself to suit them. But now, comp ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2014 - 6:21pm

How Kid Brains Memorize Facts

As children learn arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. That comes more easily for some kids than for others and no one knows why but new brain images and a longitudinal provide ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 17 2014 - 6:00pm

Older Adults Weathering Recession With Less Financial Strain

The "Great Recession" and over 90 million Americans unemployed has impacted everything except the stock market and hole sales of wealthy elites, but 40 percent of elders reported a decrease in "financial strain" between 2006 and 2010. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 18 2014 - 4:53pm

Training Your Heart To Protect Your Brain

Exercising to improve our cardiovascular strength may protect us from cognitive impairment as we age, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Institut universitaire de gératrie de Montréal Research Centre. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2014 - 11:30am

Toddlers And Their Intuitive Understanding Of Probability

Children learn many skills simply by watching people around them. Without any explicit instructions, youngsters figure out how to do things like press a button to operate the television and twist a knob to open a door. Scholars have taken this further and ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2014 - 1:09pm

Complication Risk Of Deep Brain Stimulation For Parkinson Patients Not Age Related

For patients with advanced Parkinson disease who have involuntary movements, deep brain stimulation has been found to be an effective treatment for reducing motor disability and improving quality of life.  Some recent studies suggest that deep brain stimu ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2014 - 5:55pm

Older Women: Eat More Bananas, Cut Risk Of Stroke

Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium, like bananas, are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in Stroke. ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2014 - 6:00pm