Aging

Living Longer And Healthier- In Mind, Not In Body

Women are now spending fewer years with cognitive impairment but more years with disability compared to 20 years ago. We're living longer but senior years are still marked by declines in physical well-being even as mental acumen remains better than i ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 9 2015 - 7:30am

Stroke Prevention Takes A Back Seat To Stroke Treatment

Many strokes that required immediate treatment in emergency rooms may have been preventable, but stroke prevention has not advanced the way therapy for acute stroke has. Stroke prevention has fallen by the wayside as stroke patient outcomes have improved ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 10 2015 - 7:30am

The Flu Vaccine Is Less Effective In The Elderly- Here's Why

The flu virus infects up to one-fifth of the U.S. population each year and kills thousands of people, many of them elderly. A new study explains why the flu vaccine is less effective at protecting older individuals, the people it is supposed to protect.  ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 15 2015 - 3:30pm

Allantoin Face Cream Ingredient Mimics Effects Of Caloric Restriction Diet

A commonly used skin care ingredient is one of several newly identified compounds that can mimic the life-extending effect of a starvation diet, finds a new lab study. Calorie restriction, a dramatic reduction in calorie intake, has been found to slow dow ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 17 2015 - 6:01am

Fit Elderly Fall As Much As Any Other Senior Citizens

It's not enough to stay fit as you age if you want to avoid falls, according to an analysis of how many hours older people exercised and how well they performed on four balance tests. Every year around 30 percent of all people aged 65 and older experi ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 20 2015 - 1:07pm

Fat But Fit Debunked: Obesity More Dangerous Than Lack Of Fitness

A paper in the International Journal of Epidemiology seeks to dismiss the concept of 'fat but fit' and instead suggest that the protective effects of high fitness against early death are reduced in obese people.  The detrimental effects of low a ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 21 2015 - 7:00am

Men Over 60 Who Pay For Sex: Less Protection, More Spending

You may not think of men over 60 when you think of sex, but it happens. A lot. And when it can't happen the usual way, they are willing to pay for it- and they pay more and use less protection if they are a regular client. Obviously the assumption, o ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 6 2016 - 8:49am

Hyperaged Men And The Scale Of Male Suffering

Life expectancy at birth is about six years shorter for White males than White females. This gap is about eight years for Blacks. Given the close correlation between declining health and early death, older males are effectively on average several years mo ...

Article - Sascha Vongehr - Dec 18 2016 - 10:29pm

Kidney Stones Are On The Rise Among Youth

Kidney stones are increasing in the U.S., a striking change from the historic pattern in which middle-aged white men were at highest risk for the painful condition. Researchers, clinicians and public health experts have been aware of the overall increase ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2016 - 6:28pm

MLL1 Enzyme Key To Link Between Age-Related Inflammation And Cancer

Researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene expression-- and also an oncogene when mutated-- is critical for the expression of numerous inflammatory compounds that have been implicated in age-related increases in cancer and tissue degener ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 3 2016 - 2:46pm