Aging

Age Is Not A Number, It's An Ability

It’s a common assumption that exercise in older people is difficult and dangerous, so it’s perhaps best avoided. But this is often not the case – even if these ideas are ingrained in society. Research has repeatedly shown that exercise in older adults is ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 8 2020 - 5:31am

The Futurist Quest To Cure Aging, And Why It May Never Work

As time passes, our fertility declines and our bodies start to fail. These natural changes are what we call ageing. In recent decades, we’ve come leaps and bounds in treating and preventing some of the world’s leading age-related diseases, such as coronar ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 11 2020 - 1:35pm

Hydrocodone, Lorazepam, Oxycodone And More Are Being Prescribed For Dementia With No Evidence They Work

Data from 737,839 people with dementia find that 73.5 percent of them filled at least one prescription for an antidepressant, opioid painkiller, epilepsy drug, anxiety medication or antipsychotic drug in a one-year period.  The percentages generally were e ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2020 - 6:01am

82% Of Baby Boomers Are Experienced Enough Not To Trust Russia’s ‘Sputnik V’ COVID-19 Vaccine Claims

Only 16 percent of Americans believe that Russia leapfrogged American scientists and successfully created a viable COVID-19 in a recent survey. They may be the same 16 percent who believe Russian propaganda sites like Russia Today and Sputnik when it come ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 21 2020 - 10:18am

Rapamycin May Prevent Sarcopenia And Keep Muscles Stronger For Longer

We're living longer than ever, but that means we now have to think about new issues that were uncommon when life expectancy was low.  Muscles shrink and their strength dwindles as we age. When that is excessive, the condition is called sarcopenia, and ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2020 - 12:31pm

Binarized Transcriptome Aging Clock Reads Biological Age Directly From Gene Expression

We all have an age but we also know time is a relative abstract construct based on real dimensions in the physical world; a day is different on Mars than it is on Earth. We know our birthdays and how old we are but it does not tell us how long we might liv ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2021 - 9:51am

Americans' Sexual Activity Didn't Decline During The COVID-19 Pandemic, It Went Up

The popular belief is that sexual activity must have declined during the pandemic, but that relies on the trope that young people go to bars and sleep with strangers and that lessened. Some people were instead getting busy during the pandemic more than eve ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2021 - 3:01pm

Alzheimer's Is Not Getting Cured In My Lifetime

Biogen recently announced that it was abandoning its late stage drug for Alzheimer’s, aducanumab, causing investors to lose billions of dollars. They should not have been surprised. ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 29 2021 - 11:36am

Alzheimer's And Aducanumab: Should Taxpayer Money Be Spent?

In 2019, Biogen announced that it was abandoning its late stage drug for Alzheimer’s, aducanumab but then in 2021 they got FDA approval for it. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 30 2021 - 1:31pm

Perhaps Age Matters More Than Genetics In Risk Of Illness As We Get Older

How powerful are the genes that make up our bodies? The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research notes that as many as half of our traits may be inherited from our genes. Additionally, those double-helix DNA strands are responsible for all the protei ...

Article - Maya Chowdhury - Sep 10 2021 - 6:01am