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Imaging Software Predicts How You Look with Different Hair Styles, Colors, Appearances

How can we predict if a new haircut will look good without physically trying it? Or explore what missing children might look like if their appearance is changed? A new personalized image search engine developed by a University of Washington computer vision researcher lets a person imagine how they would look with different hairstyles or appearances.

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Physical Declines Begin Earlier Than Expected Among U.S. Adults

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Physical declines begin sooner in life than typically detected, often when people are still in their 50s, according to a Duke Health study that focused on a large group of U.S. adults across a variety of age groups.

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Study Finds Differences in Older Adults Who Fall Indoors Versus Outdoors

According to a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, patient characteristics and outcomes differ for people who fall outdoors versus indoors.

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Brain Stimulation to Reduce Food Cravings? Milk Works Best to Extinguish the Heat From Chile Peppers, Popularity of Healthy Oils and More in the Food Science News Source

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Deep Brain Stimulation Continues to Show Promise for Patients with Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

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New findings published today by a team of researchers led by Dr. Andres Lozano at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre (KNC) of Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) have provided further insight into the effects of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Australian First Study Finds Massive Diabetic Foot Disease Costs

New research from QUT shows preventable hospitalisation from diabetic foot disease is costing Australia hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

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Working Memory in Aging Adults Becomes Increasingly Affected by Alcohol

Working memory can be thought of as short-term memory, temporarily holding ideas and recent events in the mind for quick recall. Working memory often declines with age; it may also be susceptible to interactions between age and alcohol use. Frontal theta power (FTP) and posterior alpha power (PAP) are electrophysiological measures of brain activity associated with cognitive effort and maintenance of visual information. This study looks at alcohol effects on FTP and PAP during a working memory task in younger and older social drinkers.

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UC Davis Dermatologist Oma Agbai Specializes in #Skin and Hair Disorders Unique to #Ethnic Skin, as Well as in Medical and Cosmetic Procedures for Patients of All Skin Types

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Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Sexual Dysfunction in Older Women

Understanding the effects of age and disease on sexual wellbeing is crucial as sexual health is increasingly associated with vitality. In a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at the role metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease play in postmenopausal women's sexual health. They found that metabolic syndrome was strongly associated with decreased sexual activity, desire, and sexual satisfaction and that specific cardiovascular events were linked to reduced rates of sexual activity, but not with sexual desire or satisfaction.

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Study Shows a Rising, but Uneven, Tide of in-Home Care for Disabled Seniors

More seniors are getting help from family, friends and hired helpers to keep them in their homes, despite disabilities that keep them from total independence, a new study finds. Half of disabled seniors in a long-term study got in-home help in 2012, up 20 percent from the late 1990s.

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Role of Gender, Aging in Heart Failure Focus of Study

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Why do women have lower rates of heart failure than men for most of their lives? University of Guelph researchers have uncovered a possible clue – an actin binding protein called “CapZ” that also protects against heart attacks.Now they’ll be studying how its levels are affected by gender and aging, backed by a prestigious Catalyst Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Their research may lead to new therapeutic treatments for reducing heart problems and extending lives of both men and women.

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What Does a Healthy Aging Cat Look Like?

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Just as improved diet and medical care have resulted in increased life expectancy in humans, advances in nutrition and veterinary care have increased the life span of pet cats. The result is a growing population of ageing cats; in the USA, for example, it is estimated that 20% of pet cats are 11 years of age or older.

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Mayo Clinic Monthly News Tips for July of 2016

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Living Longer Associated with Living Healthier, Study of Centenarians Finds

In a study of nearly 3,000 people, Einstein researchers have found that those who live 95 years or more are able to stave off age-related disease, with serious sickness compressed into only a few years late in life.

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New Clues About the Aging Brain's Memory Functions

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A European study led by Umeå University Professor Lars Nyberg, has shown that the dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to dementia. This new insight can contribute to the understanding of why some but not others are affected by memory impairment. The results have been published in the journal PNAS.

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New Method Detects Telomere Length for Research Into Cancer, Aging

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UT Southwestern Medical Center cell biologists have identified a new method for determining the length of telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, which can influence cancer progression and aging.

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People in Hotter, Poorer Neighborhoods at Higher Risk of Death During Extreme Heat

New research from the University of British Columbia shows a higher risk of mortality during extreme heat events in neighbourhoods that tend to get hotter and where people tend to be poorer.

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“Inflamm-Aging:” Alcohol Makes It Even Worse

The immune system in the elderly is dysfunctional and infections are more prevalent, more severe, and harder to defeat. Drinking alcohol has a variety of damaging effects on the immune system and organs – like the gut, liver and lung – which can be worsened by pre-existing conditions as well as consumption of prescription and over-the-counter medications that aged individuals often take. This presentation addresses how alcohol affects the elderly more dramatically, and also suppresses their ability to battle infections, like pneumonia, much more severely than it does younger individuals.

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