- 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
- The Double-Edged Sword Of Osteoporosis Bone Formation And Degradation
Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease, it is characterized by bones becoming so weak and brittle a simple cough can cause a fracture. About half of all women over the age of 50 are at risk. It is preventable but for those who have it, exis ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2015 - 9:30am