Aging

How 'Super Aging' Seniors Retain Youthful Memory Abilities

Some loss of memory is often considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that fate. A study older adults whose memory performance is equivalent to that of younger individuals and finds that certain key ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 30 2016 - 6:49am

Following Speech In Background Noise- The Problem May Not Be Your Ears

"Could you repeat that?" The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing. Researchers at the University of Maryland have determined that something is g ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2016 - 9:50am

An Argument For Caring For Grandkids

In what will send cheers throughout the parenting community, a new paper suggest that helping care for grandchildren might affect the well-being of older adults. Caregivers' feelings partly depend on their perception of the experience, as well as on h ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 21 2016 - 8:01am

Biomarkers Predict How Well People Age

Chemicals found in the blood, biomarkers, can be combined to produce patterns that signify how well a person is aging and his or risk for future aging-related diseases, according to a new study. ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 6 2017 - 3:04pm

Sitting Linked To Premature Aging- And Hopefully Skepticism

Elderly women who sit more than 10 hours a day have accelerated biological aging, according to an epidemiology paper. They have older cells?  It's the increasingly popular shorter telomeres hypothesis. Telomeres are tiny caps found on the ends of DNA ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 19 2017 - 9:47am

In Dating, Education Matters Less As We Age

In dating, at least the online kind, younger people tend to have a hard line on educational matching, but older people feel like that's less important. ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 6 2017 - 11:27am

Mental Fatigue May Be A Key Issue In Seniors' Walking Ability

Today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018 in San Diego a group of scholars posited that low "mental energy" may affect walking patterns in older adults more than physical fatigue.  ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2018 - 1:41pm

Forget Caloric Restriction- Gene Switching May Be A Better Route To Healthier Aging

There are numerous proponents of caloric restriction as a way to achieve longevity, and the belief has a kernel of truth- you don't often find obese centenarians- but what they leave out of the narrative is that these are mice, and they were weaned on ...

Article - News Staff - May 25 2018 - 3:55pm

Blood Thinners: Better Treatment Of Atrial Fibrillation Linked To Prevention Of 7,000 Strokes Annually

Blood thinning drugs are preventing 7,000 strokes each year, according to an analysis of general practice records of five million patients from 2000 to 2016 to find out how many people have a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and how many are receiving tre ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 12 2018 - 9:05am

Age-Related Wrinkles And Hair Loss Reversed In Mice

Wrinkles and hair loss are perfectly natural aspects of aging- but science is all about defeating the nature that wants to kill us off. One aspect of aging is a decline in mitochondrial function. ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2018 - 6:29am