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REGARDS study, REGARDS, Stroke, stroke awareness, Stroke Care, Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular aging

Study Shows Risk Factor Prevention Should Be Addressed at All Ages

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Older adults can develop cardiovascular risk factors later in life, according to a study from UAB.

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Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Aging, Psychology, Research

Older Adults No Slower Than Young Adults at Taking Control of Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

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New research from North Carolina State University finds that older adults have comparable response times to young adults when tasked with taking control of a semi-autonomous vehicle.

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Aging, Women's Health, Addiction, Allergy

Women’s Health Paper Offers Insight on Antidepressant-Induced Female Sexual Dysfunction

One in 6 women in the U.S. takes antidepressants to improve her well-being, but what is she to do when the medication that is meant to help disrupts another area of her life?

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epigenetic age, molecular changes, DNA, Life Expectancy, Aging, biological aging marker, Lifespan, Internal Clock

Epigenetic Clock Predicts Life Expectancy

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Why do some people lead a perfectly healthy lifestyle yet still die young? A new international study suggests that the answer lies in our DNA.

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Business, Old Age, Older Americans, work culture, Work Conditions, Employee Assistance Programs, Employee Behavior, employee health and productivity, productive aging, productivity measurement

The Hidden Value of an Older Workforce

Across North America, the workforce is going grey. In Canada, labour market participation rates of people 55 and over are rapidly increasing, from about 23 per cent in the mid-1990s to 37 per cent in 2015. In the US, those numbers are also on the rise — from 12 per cent in 1992 to 21 per cent in 2012. Concordia researchers provide practical tools to combat on-the-job ageism — and increase production

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The Low Down on Sweet N Low, Apple and Lettuce Can Remedy Garlic Breath, Using X-Rays to Figure Out Fats, and More in the Food Science News Source

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poverty and health, financial hardship and health, Cognitive Function, Premature Aging, American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Poverty and Perceived Hardship Affect Cognitive Function and May Contribute to Premature Aging, Say Investigators

Poverty and perceived hardship over decades among relatively young people in the U.S. are strongly associated with worse cognitive function and may be important contributors to premature aging among disadvantaged populations, report investigators in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Healthcare, Aging, Healthcare Policy

Aging Experts Say Strengthening Eldercare Workforce Must Be a Priority for the Next President

To advise policymakers and health leaders on the key healthcare challenges facing the next presidential administration, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) launched the Vital Directions for Health and Health Care initiative. Aging experts John Rowe, MD, the Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health; Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, of the John A. Hartford Foundation; and Mailman School of Public Health Dean Linda P. Fried, MD, and colleagues were asked to provide guidance to inform U.S. policy on better health for an aging population and recommend priority opportunities.

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Older adults with long-term alcohol dependence lose neurocognitive abilities

Heavy drinking can lead to neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects. Aging can also contribute to cognitive decline. Several studies on the interaction of current heavy drinking and aging have had varied results. This study sought to elucidate the relations among age, heavy drinking, and neurocognitive function.

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Whitehead Institute, Rudolf Jaenisch, Methylation, Inherited, Imprinted, Dynamic, Aging Brain, Neural Cells

Inherited Parental Methylation Shifts Over Time, May Have Functional Effects in the Brain and Other Tissues

Inherited methylation—a form of epigenetic regulation passed down from parents to offspring—is far more dynamic than previously thought and may contribute to changes in the brain and other tissues over time. This finding by Whitehead Institute scientists challenges current understandings of gene regulation via methylation, from development through adulthood.

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Good Relationships with Parents May Benefit Children’s Health Decades Later

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Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later — but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study.

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Eye Disease, Photoreceptors, Drosophila, Blindness, blindness research, autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa, glacoma, age-related macular degeneration, Drosophila Melanogaster, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, Basic Research, Science, Biology

NIH Grants IU $1.9 Million to Advance Blindness Prevention Through Basic Research on Photoreceptors

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A $1.9 million grant to Indiana University from the National Institutes of Health's National Eye Institute will advance basic research on the eye with applications to blindness caused by genetic disorders and aging.

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Physical Activity, Older Adults, simulated laughter, Laughter, Georgia State University, Celeste Greene, Jennifer Craft Morgan, Exercise

Laughter-Based Exercise Program Has Health Benefits, Study Finds

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Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

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Wayne State Receives $3.6 Million NIH Grant to Advance Understanding of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

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Wayne State University has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for a project that will advance knowledge of brain aging, its relation to cognitive performance and the role of common vascular and metabolic risk factors in shaping the trajectories of aging. The funded project extends the longitudinal study of healthy volunteers from the metro Detroit area.

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Aging, Reproduction, Fertility, Puberty, Pheromones

Male Chemistry Primes Females for Reproduction -- but at a Cost

A research team led by a Northwestern University scientist has discovered that male animals, through their invisible chemical “essence,” prime female animals for reproduction but with the unfortunate side effect of also hastening females’ aging process. The females sense the two signals and respond by altering their physiology. These findings in roundworms, which echo those made in mammalian studies, could lead to therapies that delay puberty and prolong fertility in humans as well as combat aging.

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Elderly, Geriatrics, Geriatric Health Care, Aging, Anesthesia, Anesthesia And Critical Care

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Hosts 1st Brain Health Summit

The Brain Health Summit will be the first meeting of medical experts, government agencies and other interested non-profit groups convening to discuss delayed cognitive recovery and postoperative delirium in elderly patients after surgery and anesthesia. The Brain Health Summit will explore the assessment and identification of at-risk patients, evaluate the need for educational materials for patients and their health care providers to increase patient safety, and promote advocacy efforts to fund research regarding these complications.

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Protein, Appetite, Aging, Longevity, Serotonin, Fruit Flies

The Pleasures – and Perils -- of Protein: Study in Fruit Flies Reveals New Clues to Appetite and Aging

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Why do we – and the fruit flies that sometimes inhabit our kitchens – seek out protein-full foods when we’re running on empty? And what does that preference mean for the odds of living a longer life, whether it’s measured in decades for a human, or days for a fly? New research suggests that a brain chemical may have a lot to do with both questions.

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Aging, Aging and Disease, Biology, Plant Extracts

6 New Groups of Molecules Could Be the Key to Delaying Aging

In a recent study, researchers from Montreal assess how six previously identified plant extracts can delay aging by affecting different signalling pathways that set the pace of growing old.

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Electric Fans May Exacerbate Heat Issues for Seniors, Study Finds

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Using electric fans to relieve high levels of heat and humidity may, surprisingly, have the opposite effect for seniors, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center heart specialists suggests.







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