- 20 Percent Of Senior Citizens Drink Way Too Much Alcohol
One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels- over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week- according to a study by King's College London. The research in inner-city London, published in BMJ Open, ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 31 2015 - 9:59am
- Alpha Lipoic Acid Dietary Supplement Slows Aging In Mice
In human cells, shortened telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, are both a sign of aging and contribute to it. Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found that the dietary supplement alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can stimul ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2015 - 12:30pm
- Life Expectancy Has Risen- Now How To Reduce Age-Related Illness And Disability
People around the world are living longer, even in some of the poorest countries, but a complex mix of fatal and nonfatal ailments causes a tremendous amount of health loss, according to a new analysis of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries. ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 2 2015 - 6:29am
- Elderly Men Have The Highest Suicide Rate: Ageism Stops Us From Doing Something About It
The most recent Australian suicide statistics from 2013 show that, out of the whole population, men aged 85 years and over have the highest suicide rates. While the attention these figures have garnered is a positive sign, this is hardly a new phenomenon. ...
Article - The Conversation - Sep 3 2015 - 7:00am
- ATF4 Protein And Keeping Older Muscles Strong
As we grow older, we lose strength and muscle mass. However, the cause of age-related muscle weakness and atrophy has remained a mystery. Scientists at the University of Iowa have discovered the first example of a protein that causes muscle weakness and l ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2015 - 2:16pm
- Apolipoprotein: Potential Shield From Alzheimer’s
Today, more than 5.1 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating type of dementia that plagues memory and thinking. That number is expected to triple in the coming decades. Moreover, according to a 2012 survey, Americans fear Alzheimer’s ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2015 - 6:30am
- Osteoporosis: Therapy Reduces The Risk Of Fragility Fractures By 40 Percent
Osteoporosis, a disease of progressive bone loss, affects 70 percent of the U.S. population older than age 50- about 50 percent of women and 20 percent of men. These individuals are at risk for fragility fractures, a break that results from a fall, or occ ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 12 2015 - 8:00am
- Immune Gene Prevents Parkinson's Disease And Dementia In Mice
An estimated seven to ten million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease (PD), which is an incurable and progressive disease of the nervous system affecting movement and cognitive function. More than half of PD patients develop progress ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 9 2015 - 6:30am
- Lack Of D1 Receptor Leads To Slowness Of Movements In Parkinson's Disease
Dopamine deficiency in the basal ganglia (a set of subcortical structures) causes severe motor dysfunctions, such as slowness of movements (bradykinesia), as observed in Parkinson's disease. Dopamine binds D1 and D2 receptors that are expressed in th ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 15 2015 - 7:30am
- Premature Birth Linked To Weaker Brain Connections
One of every nine infants in the United States is born early and, thus, with increased risk of cognitive difficulties, problems with motor skills, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders and anxiety. Babies born prem ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2015 - 11:18am