Aging

Invisible: Older Adults Missing In Sexual Health Research

Studies that deliberately exclude older adults from their samples render older adults' sexuality invisible. shutterstock By Sue Malta, University of Melbourne ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 30 2015 - 11:54am

Coffee Lowers Risk Of Alzheimer's Up To 20 Percent

Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day has been linked to protection against Alzheimer's Disease, according to a new review of studies. The number of people in Europe aged over 65 is predicted to rise from 15.4% of the population to 22.4% by 2025 and, w ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 27 2014 - 1:30pm

Epidemiologists Say Obesity May Shorten Life Expectancy Up To 8 Years

Epidemiologists have examined the relationship between body weight and life expectancy and say that overweight and obese individuals have the potential to decrease life expectancy by up to 8 years. If diabetes or cardiovascular disease develop, that could ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 5 2014 - 12:37pm

Telomeres And The Genetic Impact On Aging

Some people just age better than others and it is isn't due to lifestyle. Most centenarians smoked cigarettes at one point, many were obese and almost all eat red meat.  Perhaps birds can tell us what really matters.  ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 11 2014 - 3:31pm

Can A 2-Minute Delay In Cutting The Umbilical Cord Mean Better Newborn Development?

A new study says that delaying the cutting of the umbilical cord in newborns by two minutes leads to a better development of the baby during the first days of life- by influencing the resistance to oxidative stress in newborns.  ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 15 2014 - 10:28am

Worldwide, Life Expectancy Has Gone Up Over 6 Years Since 1990

Though deaths due to drug use and hepatitis C have gone up, falling death rates due to cancer and heart disease have resulted in a global life expectancy increase of 5.8 years in men and 6.6 years in women between 1990 and 2013, according to an analysis f ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 17 2014 - 8:00pm

How To Gauge Brain Health And Stroke Risk

If you can't balance on one leg for 20 seconds you are more likely to have small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive function, even if you otherwise seem healthy, according to new research in Stroke. The study consisted of 841 wome ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 28 2014 - 10:31am

Parkinson’s Disease Reverted In Rats

Scientists have demonstrated that mobility can be restored in patients with Parkinson's disease, the major degenerative disease of the motor system worldwide.  The experiments used stem cells to generate dopaminergic nerve cells and reactivate the pro ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 19 2014 - 9:00am

How To Understand Infant Sleep Patterns

You should not be surprised by the irregularity of a newborn infant's sleep patterns but by the age of six months, if the baby is not sleeping through the night, many parents wonder if something is wrong with their baby or their sleeping arrangements ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 28 2014 - 8:30am

Crystallized Intelligence: Why Gray Is The New Gold

Scam artists often prey on older people and that has fed the perception that when it comes to important financial decisions, getting old means having less competence. Not so, according to new work using credit scores and cognitive ability tests, which inst ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 22 2014 - 5:30pm