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Researchers Find Common Psychological Traits in Group of Italians Aged 90 to 101

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In remote Italian villages nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains lives a group of several hundred citizens over the age of 90. Researchers at the University of Rome La Sapienza and University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified common psychological traits in members of this group.

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Progeria, Premature Aging, Rothmund-Thomson syndrome, Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia , David Gilbert

Researchers First to Unlock Key Molecular Mystery of Premature Aging Syndromes

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New research from Florida State University is beginning to piece together the stubborn puzzle posed by a family of rare and debilitating premature aging disorders.

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Post-Flu Risks A Growing Concern For The Elderly

Infectious disease experts are warning that flu can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and disability in elderly patients for months after they have recovered from their illness.

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Women's Health, Aging, Geriatrics, Physical Activity, Longevity, Fitness trackers

Cross Off That “To Do” List, Study Shows All Daily Activity Can Prolong Life

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That “to do” list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found women over age 65 who engaged in regular light physical activity had a reduction in the risk of mortality.

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Two Yoga Poses Proven to Reverse Scoliosis Curves

Significant, quick reduction in scoliosis curves with two yoga poses

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Could Surgery Reduce Frailty in Adults with Heart Failure?

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Patients showed a reduction in measures of frailty after surgery for left-ventricular-assist-device (LVAD)

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Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Aging, Drug Target, Inflammation, Biomarker

Biomarker May Predict Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at SBP have identified a peptide that could lead to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The discovery, published in Nature Communications, may also provide a means of homing drugs to diseased areas of the brain to treat AD, Parkinson’s disease, as well as glioblastoma, brain injuries and stroke.

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New Online “Aging in Place Toolkit” Launches in Time for National Family Caregivers Month and Family Holiday Season

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New easy-to-navigate website available to 700,000 Bay State family caregivers by providing online and phone support – an eldercare roadmap and helpline for aging-in-place planning

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Researchers Examine Fall Prevention Efforts for Seniors

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Two NDSU researchers have published a paper giving high marks to a program designed to help aging adults prevent falls.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.







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