Aging

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

Heart Attack Paradox: For Some, It's Better When The Cardiologist Is At A Convention

For some Medicare patients, the prognosis was better when cardiologists were away from the hospital attending national cardiology meetings. Anupam B. Jena, M.D., Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School, Boston, and coauthors analyzed differences in 30-day mortal ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 23 2014 - 8:30am

You May Not Be Obese Because Of Genes Or Habits- It May Be Just Time

Some people have the appearance of a young shape even as they age. Good genes and clean living, it is said. But the nature and nurture argument has a new companion- historical context- at least in sociology. A new study claims evidence that the role of ge ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 2 2015 - 6:05pm

To Increase The Chances Of Optimal Aging, Exercise

Staying active allows you to age optimally, according to a small study in The Journal of Physiology which analyzed older amateur cyclists and found that many had levels of physiological function that would place them at a much younger age compared to the ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 12 2015 - 9:49am

Longevity Genetics Is Missing The Point: Live Healthier, Not Longer

There is a lot of talk about increasing longevity but 50 years of increasing frailty, doctor visits and overall decline is not really an improvement over 30 years of it. A new study shows that by focusing on the genetics involved in increasing longevity, w ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 20 2015 - 1:30pm

20 Minutes Per Day Too Much: Study Says More Realistic Physical Activity Targets Needed

If someone won't move around for 20 minutes a day, can anything more be done to help people get off the couch? Too much sitting has been linked to increased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. Current gui ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 21 2015 - 7:56pm

Myc Gene Activity Reduction Extends Healthy Lifespan In Mice

A study has found that reducing expression of the Myc gene- found in the genomes of all animals, ranging from ancestral single-celled organisms to humans- significantly increased the healthy lifespan of laboratory mice, the first such finding regarding thi ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2015 - 12:46pm

Want To Know How Long You'll Live? Ask Your Friends

Your closest friends are advocates and see the best in you, but they are also observers of the personality traits that could send you to an early grave, according to a new paper. The authors say that that your personality at an early age (20s) can predict ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 27 2015 - 8:30am

Hormone Changes Lifespan Finding May Throw A Wrench In Previous Aging Studies

One of the ways to study longevity has been engineering fruit flies whose genes can be turned on and off by a synthetic hormone, allowing detailed studies of the effects of single genes on life span. They do that because many of the genes have close relat ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 7 2015 - 2:00pm

New Risks Of Advanced Maternal Age

Like most things, age is the biggest risk factor for complications in pregnancy. When the expectant mother is over 35,  the risks associated with overweight, smoking, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia also become higher, according to a register-based ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 11 2015 - 10:02am