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Feast-and-Famine Diet Could Extend Life, Study Shows

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Think of it as interval training for the dinner table.

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Altering Perception of Feeding State May Promote Healthy Aging

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Targeting mechanisms in the central nervous system that sense energy generated by nutrients might yield the beneficial effects of low-calorie diets on healthy aging without the need to alter food intake, suggests new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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‘Aging in Place’ May Be the Wrong Answer for Boomers and Their Parents

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Baby boomers trying to pick the best living arrangements for themselves or their parents as they age should be wary of a phrase they coined in their younger years: If it feels good, do it.

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Roadmap Epigenomics Project Releases Latest “Annotations” to the Human Genome

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The human genome project captured the public imagination when its first draft was published 14 years ago this week in the international science journal Nature, but the epigenome may hold the real promise for conquering disease.

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Terrible at Remembering Names? Blame It on the Music, Not the Memory

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Georgia Tech study challenged younger and older people to look at faces at names while either listening to non-lyrical music or nothing at all. The college-aged participants had no problems - the music didn't affect their performance. But the older adults remembered 10 percent fewer names when listening to background music or musical rain (as compared to silence).

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Compound Found In Grapes, Red Wine May Help Prevent Memory Loss

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A compound found in common foods such as red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research published by a faculty member in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Beauty From the Inside Out: Improving Your Diet or Taking Supplements May Lead to Younger-Looking Skin

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Eating healthier is a common recommendation for people looking to reduce their risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other medical concerns. Now a growing body of research is evaluating whether certain dietary changes can impact the skin by reducing the signs of aging and improving some skin conditions. Nutricosmetics – the use of nutrition or nutritional supplements for skin health and beauty – is popular abroad and may be the next frontier for improving skin health and beauty in the United States.

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IU Media School Professor's New Book Examines Implications of an Aging Workforce

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An Indiana University Media School professor's new book brings readers face-to-face with the unavoidable truth that the population is going to have to work longer as life expectancy improves, and companies and policymakers will play key roles in making this workforce transition possible and successful.

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Hockey Legend Stan Mikita Suspected to Have Common, Yet Little Known Dementia

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Lewy Body Dementia Association offers support to the family, friends and fans of Stan Mikita.

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'Simple Living' Reaps Health and Financial Benefits, According to USciences Research

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Results from a recent unpublished study at University of the Sciences indicate that reducing the clutter and narrowing one’s possessions, activities, and thoughts can play a key role in boosting their mental and physical health.