Aging

Why Do Women Go Through Menopause?

Passing on our genes to the next generation is the key process in evolution that happens through natural selection. So why do women suddenly stop having periods when they have at least a third of their lives left to live? It makes no sense, which is why i ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 22 2016 - 8:31am

Anterior Vs. Posterior Surgical Approach Makes No Difference In Hip Replacement Outcomes

The surgical approach to total hip replacement (THR)--either from the front of the body or the side/back (anterior versus posterior)--has no impact on outcomes six months after surgery, according to research presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of t ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 4 2016 - 8:58am

Trouble Sleeping? It May Be The Size Of Your Tongue

The best time to identify signs of obstructive sleep apnea may not be at night while snoozing in bed but, instead, while sitting in the dentist's chair. ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 8 2016 - 5:38pm

Exercise May Slow Brain Aging By 10 Years For Older People

MINNEAPOLIS- Exercise in older people is associated with a slower rate of decline in thinking skills that occurs with aging. People who reported light to no exercise experienced a decline equal to 10 more years of aging as compared to people who reported ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 25 2016 - 8:26am

Farmers Have Stronger Hips

The hip fracture risk of farmers is lower than the general population, according to a study in Sweden, one of the few countries which tracks hip fractures through a national registry, making it possible to assess how hip fracture risk across the country a ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2016 - 7:47pm

Women More Likely To Be Over-Prescribed Prescription Drugs, And Elderly Women Most Of All

Nearly one in three British Columbia women over age 65 received inappropriate levels of prescription medicines in 2013, while only one in four men of the same age did, according to a new paper. The work analyzed population-based health-care datasets to fi ...

Article - News Staff - May 5 2016 - 2:02pm

Old Man Balls: Fact Or Fiction?

Disclaimer: If you read this, don't blame me for whatever psychological damage that will inevitably follow. This may not be the most dignified thing I've ever written, but I couldn't resist once I thought of the title. And, it also happens ...

Article - Josh Bloom - Jun 10 2016 - 11:11am

Safe Pregnancy: How Old Is Too Old?

This week, an Australian woman delivered a baby at the age of 62 after having in vitro fertilization (IVF) abroad. Few women can naturally conceive a baby later in life without the help of IVF – and these are rarely first pregnancies. These women go throu ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 3 2016 - 9:02am

A '"Transposon Theory Of Aging"

A new study increases and strengthens the links that have led some to propose the "transposon theory of aging" centering on the rogue elements of DNA that break free in aging cells and rewrite themselves elsewhere in the genome. They believe thi ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 13 2016 - 7:31am

Ignore Online Advice For Preventing Alzheimer's Disease- Especially Supplements

In a survey of online articles about preventing Alzheimer's disease, research finds that many online resources for preventing Alzheimer's disease are problematic and could be steering people in the wrong direction. There was poor advice and one ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 15 2016 - 7:50am