Aging

Maternal Age: How Old Is Too Old To Give Birth?

I read a sad story in the news recently. A Baltimore mother died a week after giving birth to two twin sons, leaving her husband to raise the two boys on his own.  As tragic as the news was, the reason that it made national headlines was that the mother w ...

Article - David Adamson - Feb 13 2015 - 8:30am

What Is Successful Aging?

Despite the claims of people selling books on ascension into being robots or diet fads, you are not going to live forever. It used to be life was truly short and now we are in a period where life is much longer but after the age of 65 it is not better, it ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 13 2015 - 11:05am

The Long-Term Married Are Having Sex More Often Than Ever

Youth may be idealized but that doesn't mean older people aren't getting busy- they just don't take pictures on their cell phones and post them to Instagram. A new survey found that people in the early years of marriage have sex more freque ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2015 - 10:56am

Government Says We Should Retire Later- That Means More Aging Inequalities

Faced with an increased senior population and a dwindling working age one, government accountants have spread the word that elderly people need to be encouraged to work longer. And they are being encouraged, by changes in pension policies that force them ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 25 2015 - 10:47am

Young Adult Brains Have Amyloid Clumps Linked To Alzheimer's

Amyloid, an abnormal protein whose accumulation in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, starts accumulating inside neurons of people as young as 20, a much younger age than scientists ever imagined, according to a new study based  on brains ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 2 2015 - 11:31am

Genetic Mutations Associated With Leukemia Are Almost Inevitable With Age

A new paper based on a study of 4,219 people without any evidence of blood cancer nonetheless found that up to 20 percent of people aged 50-60 and more than 70 percent of people over 90 have blood cells with the same gene changes as found in leukemia.   Th ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 3 2015 - 9:45am

'Just Say No' To Behavior-Calming Drugs For Alzheimer Patients

Doctors are writing lots of prescriptions for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, but non-drug approaches work better and carry far fewer risks, according to a new paper.   In contrast to current ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 3 2015 - 12:00pm

The Aging Brain Has Been Exaggerated

Older brains are more similar to younger brains than previously thought, according to a new study.  Certainly, brains change as we get older. People get dementia and that is linked to plaque build-up, but that is not neuronal activity, as some papers usin ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2015 - 11:45am

Mechanism To Delay Aging Identified

As medicine has improved, increasing our ability to treat disease, our longevity has improved as well. The deterioration of the body with age is a whole other matter, though. ...

Article - Catarina Amorim - Mar 23 2015 - 9:22pm

Alzheimer's: Tau, Not Amyloid, Is The Primary Driver

An examination of over 3,600 postmortem brains has concluded that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer's disease. That means amyloid, the other toxic protein that characterizes Alz ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2015 - 3:04pm