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When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

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Penn-Coordinated Study Confirms Long-Term Benefit of Anti-VEGF Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of major vision loss in older people, still show benefits from a new class of therapy -- originally developed to treat cancer -- after long-term treatment.

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In Older Adults, Frailty and Depression Symptoms Are Linked and Can Affect Spouses

Frailty, a condition that affects 10 percent of people aged 65 and older, can make older adults more prone to disability, falls, hospitalization and a shorter lifespan. Recently, researchers writing in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examined the effects of frailty and depression on married couples. Although we know much about the effects of frailty and depression on individuals, up until now, little has been uncovered about how these two conditions may be connected within couples.

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Lower Weight, Diabetes, and Heart Disease Can Worsen Quality of Life for Frail Older Women

Researchers writing in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently learned that older women who are frail, and who have six or more chronic health conditions, are twice as likely to have a lower quality of life compared to women with less than three risk factors.

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Age-Dependent Changes in Pancreatic Function Related to Diabetes Identified

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A Stanford-led national collaboration to procure and analyze human pancreatic tissue from deceased donors illustrates how the organ’s function changes as we age, and could point the way toward new diabetes treatments.

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American Psychological Association Marks Mental Health Awareness Month with Focus on Barriers to Care

Events will address challenges for older adults, children, LGBT population and minority boys and men.

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Texas A&M Study Shows Risk Factors Associated with Injurious Falls in Residential Care Facilities

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Falls are one of the leading causes of injury-related death among elderly people. So finding the risk factors that endanger them is becoming increasingly important, particularly with the projected increase in the elderly population with the baby boomers.

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Probiotics Stop Menopause-Like Bone Loss in Mice

Probiotic supplements protected female mice from the loss of bone density that occurs after having their ovaries removed, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia State University have shown.

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Research Shows Certain Genes, in Healthy Environments, Can Lengthen Lifespan

Researchers at UB's Research Institute on Addictions have discovered how a gene in the brain’s dopamine system can play an important role in prolonging lifespan: it must be coupled with a healthy environment that includes exercise.

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Blood Pressure Targets for Individuals with Kidney Disease Should Consider Patients’ Age

• Systolic blood pressure levels above 140 mmHg were linked with higher risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and death in patients with chronic kidney disease of all ages, but the magnitude of these associations diminished with more advanced age. • Diastolic blood pressure levels below 70 mmHg were associated with a higher risk of death, but otherwise they showed no association with cardiovascular outcomes

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Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests

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Long before Alzheimer’s disease can be diagnosed clinically, increasing difficulties building cognitive maps of new surroundings may herald the eventual clinical onset of the disorder, finds new research from Washington University in St. Louis.“These findings suggest that navigational tasks designed to assess a cognitive mapping strategy could represent a powerful new tool for detecting the very earliest Alzheimer’s disease-related changes in cognition,” said senior author Denise Head, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences.

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Wellderly Study Suggests Link Between Genes That Protect Against Cognitive Decline and Overall Healthy Aging

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An eight-year-long accrual and analysis of the whole genome sequences of healthy elderly people, or “Wellderly,” has revealed a higher-than-normal presence of genetic variants offering protection from cognitive decline, researchers from the Scripps Translation Science Institute reported.

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Confused Cells Lead to Genetic Disorders Like Heart Problems, Premature Aging

It has been disorienting to the scientific and medical community as to why different subtle changes in a protein-coding gene causes many different genetic disorders in different patients -- including premature aging, nerve problems, heart problems and muscle problems. no other gene works like this. According to a new study, co-authored by Binghamton University faculty Eric Hoffman, it has to do with cell “commitment.”

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Senior Adults Can See Health Benefits from Dog Ownership

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Among adults 60 years of age or more, walking is the most common form of leisure-time physical activity because it is self-paced, low impact and does not require equipment. Researchers at the University of Missouri have determined that older adults who also are pet owners benefit from the bonds they form with their canine companions.

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Strength Training Helps Older Adults Live Longer

Older adults who met twice-weekly strength training guidelines had lower odds of dying in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University.

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In Wide Range of Species, Longevity Proteins Affect Dozens of the Same Genes

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Whether a creature is a worm, a fly, a mouse, or a human, death inevitably awaits. And not only do these organisms share a common fate, but also, according to a new study, they may share some of the specific mechanisms of mortality. The researchers found that in all four species, there are 46 genes regulated by the same family of "FOXO" proteins known to be central in aging and longevity.

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Body Clock Drug Protects Against Metabolic Syndrome in Mice

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A compound enriched in citrus peels strengthens the body clock and protects against metabolic syndrome in mice, according to a study led by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Newly Discovered Proteins May Protect Against Aging's Illnesses

Tested in both mice and human cells and produced in the energy-producing mitochondria of cells, the proteins may lead to greater understanding of aging-related diseases from diabetes to Alzheimer's to cancer.