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Is Aging Inevitable? Not Necessarily for Sea Urchins

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Study shows that sea urchins defy aging, regardless of lifespan.

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Friends, Family and Community Key to Older Adult Health

Report highlights critical role of relationships in aging, along with the struggles faced by older adults living in cities.

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Researchers Identify Genes Linked to the Effects of Mood and Stress on Longevity

The visible impacts of depression and stress that can be seen in a person's face -- and contribute to shorter lives -- can also be found in alterations in genetic activity, according to newly published research from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Scripps Research Institute.

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Current Screening Methods Miss Worrisome Number of Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment

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In a paper published in the current Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System say existing screening tools for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) result in a false-negative error rate of more than 7 percent. These persons are misclassified as not having MCI based on standard screening instruments but actually do have MCI when more extensive testing is conducted.

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UCLA Study Identifies How Brain Connects Memories Across Time

UCLA neuroscientists have identified in mice how the brain links different memories over time. The findings suggest a possible intervention for people suffering from age-related memory problems.

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Why We Get Tired When We Stay Up Too Late, Pain and Anxiety Drug Linked to Birth Defects, Old Drug Could Fight Brain Cancer and more in the Neuroscience and Neurology News Source

Why We Get Tired When We Stay Up Too Late, Pain and Anxiety Drug Linked to Birth Defects, Old Drug Could Fight Brain Cancer and more in the Neuroscience and Neurology News Source

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Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults Without Increasing Risk of Falls

Intensive therapies to reduce high blood pressure can cut the risk of heart disease in older adults without increasing the risk for falls, according to doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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New Study Shows How Shift Work Affect Cognitive Functions

A new study from Uppsala University shows that compared to non-shift workers, shift workers needed more time to complete a test that is frequently used by physicians to screen for cognitive impairment. However, those who had quit shift work more than five years ago completed the test just as quick as the non-shift workers. The findings are published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging.

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Being Fit May Slow Lung Function Decline as We Age

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Being fit may reduce the decline in lung function that occurs as we grow older, according to research presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference.

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Study: Regular Exercise at Any Age Might Stave Off Alzheimer’s

Research from the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences was able to demonstrate a positive correlation between fitness and blood flow to areas of the brain where the hallmark tangles and plaques of Alzheimer’s disease pathology are usually first detected, indicating a possibility that regular exercise could stave off AD symptoms.

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Redefining Health and Well-Being in America’s Aging Population

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Chronological age itself plays almost no role in accounting for differences in older people’s health and well-being, according to a new, large-scale study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Chicago.

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Top Stories 5-16-2016

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Older Patients with Atrial Fibrillation at Greater Risk for Post-Op Tricuspid Regurgitation After Mitral Valve Repair

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Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) occurs when the heart’s tricuspid valve leaks, allowing blood to flow back from the right ventricle to the right atrium. TR can be secondary to disorders of left-sided heart valves (mitral or aortic). At the 96th AATS Annual Meeting, investigators present the results of a long-term study of patients who underwent mitral valve (MV) repair. They found that although newly developed TR after MV repair was rare, the risk could increase in older patients with atrial fibrillation and impaired heart function.

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Turtles Immune to Old Age? Maybe Not, According to New Iowa State University Research

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Nearly 30 years of data collected on painted turtles in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa, show that females suffer a steep dip in fertility before the end of their lives, a finding that flies in the face of what scientists have believed about turtles and aging.

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Top Stories 5-13-2016

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New Research Shows Sensitivity to Oxidative Stress Is Not Always Linked to Aging

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Scientists make an important breakthrough in understanding the impact of oxygen exposure on the aging process of mammal cells.

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Diagnosing Mononucleosis, Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs, Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks, and more in the Public Health News Source

Diagnosing Mononucleosis, Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs, Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks, and more in the Public Health News Source

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Common Antacid Linked to Accelerated Vascular Aging

Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the aging of blood vessels, according to a published paper in Circulation Research (early online), an American Heart Association journal. This accelerated aging in humans could lead to increased cardiovascular disease, vascular dementia and renal failure.