Aging

Insulin's Potential To Treat Dementia

Researchers at the UW Medicine, Veteran's Administration Puget Sound and Saint Louis University have made a promising discovery that insulin delivered high up in the nasal cavity goes to affected areas of brain with lasting results in improving memor ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2015 - 12:29pm

Saliva Test For Stress Hormone Levels May Identify Healthy Older People With Thinking Problems

Testing the saliva of healthy older people for the level of the stress hormone cortisol may help identify individuals who should be screened for problems with thinking skills, according to a study published in Neurology. The study found that people with h ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2015 - 3:10pm

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