Aging

Patients Wrestle With High Cost Of Arthritis Medications

The first national investigation of Medicare coverage of biologic disease-modifying drugs (DMARDs) found that in starting a single biologic DMARD, patients face more than $2,700 in co-payments each year before receiving relief from catastrophic coverage. ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 28 2015 - 7:55am

DNA Damage And Premature Aging- A Molecular Link

Human DNA accumulates damage over time and older bodies can't repair it as well as younger, leading to the obvious conclusion that damage builds up over time and leads to an irreversible dormant state known as senescence. Cellular senescence is belie ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2015 - 1:30pm

Life Expectancy Inequalities In England And Wales Going Up

By 2030, life expectancy in England and Wales is expected to reach 85.7 years for men and 87.6 years for women, losing the gap between male and female life expectancy from 6 years in 1981 to just 1·9 years by 2030, according to a new study.  Between 1981 ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2015 - 9:58am

Longevity Underestimated: People Will Outlive Official Estimates

A new study forecasting how life expectancy will change in England and Wales has predicted people will live longer than current estimates- and that means they could have an oncoming economic train wreck because of the need for additional investments in he ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2015 - 10:02am

This Mutation May Be The Key Driver Of Human Aging

A study in Science has tied the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA known as heterochromatinand say that the genetic mutations underlying Werner syndrome, a disorder that leads to premature aging and death, resul ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2015 - 6:01pm

Green Tea Extract, Exercise Slow Alzheimer's Disease In Mice

Alzheimer's disease may affect as many as 5.5 million Americans and treatment costs are high with inconsistent benefits so one goal of science it to help stave off the disease or prevent it completely.  A research paper has correlated a compound foun ...

Article - News Staff - May 8 2015 - 9:40am

Target Age Matters In Exercise Messages

Health interventions to increase exercise in older people are making senior citizens a giant class in a way we don't do with other demographics- in the modern world there is a big difference between someone 65 and someone 80, it is not simply 15 year ...

Article - News Staff - May 7 2015 - 3:15pm

Mediterranean Diet Linked To Better Cognitive Function

The plant-based Mediterranean diet is an ongoing diet fad, and proponents now have some new ammunition- it is associated with improved cognitive function in a study of older adults in Spain, according to a paper in JAMA Internal Medicine. ...

Article - News Staff - May 13 2015 - 9:05am

Diet And Exercise Prevent Muscle Loss In Old Age, So Why Is Evidence Inconsistent?

Between the ages of 40 and 80, an estimated 30 to 50 percent of muscle mass is lost, resulting in lower strength and less ability to carry out everyday tasks. This process is known as sarcopenia and it is common and clearly linked to frailty and poorer he ...

Article - News Staff - May 14 2015 - 9:30am

Does Aging Affect Decision Making?

Aging is associated with significant decline in cognitive functions. But does this translate into poorer decision making? Psychologists from the University of Basel and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development report that in simple decision situatio ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2015 - 9:00am