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Released: 20-May-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Insomnia in midlife may manifest as cognitive problems in retirement age
University of Helsinki

The Helsinki Health Study at the University of Helsinki investigated the development of insomnia symptoms in midlife and their effects on memory, learning ability and concentration after retirement. The follow-up period was 15–17 years.

Released: 18-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Blood Pressure Medicine May Lower Frailty for Older Adults
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A commonly used blood pressure medication may help improve measures of frailty in prefrail older adults, according to a new study by researchers with UTHealth Houston. The study was published in The Journals of Gerontology.

Released: 18-May-2022 1:10 PM EDT
'Honey, Don't Forget the Sunscreen!' Three Beliefs That Affect Sunscreen Use by Older Adults
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Reminders from a romantic partner might be an effective way to encourage sunscreen use by people age 50 or older, suggests a study in the May/June issue of The Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, official publication of the Dermatology Nurses' Association. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Aging Well in a Pandemic: Older Adults Share What It Takes
Released: 17-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Aging Well in a Pandemic: Older Adults Share What It Takes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The pandemic took a toll on older adults, but especially on those whose physical or mental health was already suffering, a new poll shows. This group may need extra support to age as well as possible.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

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Released: 13-May-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Factors Predicting Engagement of Older Adults With a Coach-Supported eHealth Intervention Promoting Lifestyle Change and Associations Between Engagement and Changes in Cardiovascular and Dementia Risk: Secondary Analysis of an 18-Month Multinational
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Digital health interventions could help to prevent age-related diseases, but little is known about how older adults engage with such interventions, especially in the long term, or whether engagement is associated with cha...

Newswise: Poll Shows Impact of Menopause and Other Health Issues on Older Women’s Sex Lives
Released: 12-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Poll Shows Impact of Menopause and Other Health Issues on Older Women’s Sex Lives
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Despite stereotypes to the contrary, many older women have active sex lives into their 70s, a new poll shows. But health concerns, including menopause symptoms, often get in the way of intimacy. Even so, only 44% of women with menopause symptoms have discussed treatment with their health care provider. Among those who did receive treatment, 88% felt their symptoms were managed somewhat or very well.

Released: 11-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Taking ownership of your health
Osaka University

Idioms and proverbs about the importance of maintaining good health span the ages.

Released: 10-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
FSU researchers use AI to prompt older adults’ participation in research
Florida State University

In a new study, Florida State University researchers explore the challenges of recruiting and retaining older adults to participate in research.

Released: 10-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
New study reveals older people support right to die, regardless of terminal illness
Edith Cowan University

An Australian-first study is delving into the contentious issue of what older people think about voluntary assisted death (VAD), regardless of any health condition.

Newswise: Poor Eyesight Unfairly Mistaken for Brain Decline
Released: 9-May-2022 8:05 PM EDT
Poor Eyesight Unfairly Mistaken for Brain Decline
University of South Australia

Millions of older people with poor vision are at risk of being misdiagnosed with mild brain decline due to cognitive tests that rely on vision-dependent tasks.

Released: 9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Clemson University, Prisma Health expand collaboration in aging research, education and community outreach programs
Clemson University

Clemson University and Prisma Health expand their research and clinical collaborations with the opening of new space to accommodate community research and clinical programs of the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging.

Released: 9-May-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Temperature Monitoring Patch Can Help Better Catch Fevers in Seniors
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The use of continuous temperature monitoring in staff and older residents of independent- and assisted-living facilities may be an effective intervention for early detection and containment of infectious disease outbreaks, and provide better outcomes for people in those facilities, according to a study conducted by scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Offers Program to Catch Older Adults Before They Fall
Released: 6-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Offers Program to Catch Older Adults Before They Fall
Cedars-Sinai

Falls and broken bones are common among older adults, but they're not a natural part of aging. That's why Cedars-Sinai geriatricians created a bone health and falls risk consultation program to catch at-risk people before they break a bone or help them avoid another fracture in the future.

Newswise: Active phase calorie restriction enhances longevity, UT Southwestern neuroscience study reveals
Released: 6-May-2022 12:05 AM EDT
Active phase calorie restriction enhances longevity, UT Southwestern neuroscience study reveals
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A new study in mice led by neuroscientists at UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute shows that it’s not just calories that count.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Experts to Present New Research and Discuss Advances in Care for Older Adults
Released: 5-May-2022 11:50 AM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Experts to Present New Research and Discuss Advances in Care for Older Adults
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai geriatrics experts will present their latest advances in research and care in person at the annual scientific meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in Orlando May 12-14, sharing innovations to improve both the quality of patient care and quality of life for older adults.

Newswise: In-House Pharmacists Essential for Aged Care
Released: 4-May-2022 8:05 PM EDT
In-House Pharmacists Essential for Aged Care
University of South Australia

New research from the University of South Australia shows that regular visits from pharmacists to aged-care residents can reduce problems due to medicines and improve health outcomes.

28-Apr-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Higher Antioxidant Levels Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with higher levels of antioxidants in their blood may be less likely to develop dementia, according to a study published in the May 4, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 4-May-2022 1:40 PM EDT
Faecal transplants reverse hallmarks of ageing
University of East Anglia

In the search for eternal youth, poo transplants may seem like an unlikely way to reverse the ageing process.

Released: 4-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Hearing and vision impairment linked to serious cognitive impairment in older adults
University of Toronto

A new nationally representative study published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports found hearing impairment and vision impairment to be independently associated with cognitive impairment.

Released: 3-May-2022 1:25 PM EDT
Cognitive impairment from severe COVID-19 equivalent to 20 years of ageing, study finds
University of Cambridge

Cognitive impairment as a result of severe COVID-19 is similar to that sustained between 50 and 70 years of age and is the equivalent to losing 10 IQ points, say a team of scientists from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London.

Released: 2-May-2022 1:50 PM EDT
Aging and fake news: It's not the story you think it is
University of Florida

A new study has found that older adults are no more likely to fall for fake news than younger adults, with age-related susceptibility to deceptive news evident only among those categorized as the “oldest old.”

Released: 27-Apr-2022 1:35 PM EDT
New data shows burden of dementia symptoms just as high in community population as nursing home residents
Regenstrief Institute

New data shows that the symptoms suffered by people with advanced Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias who live in the community occur at a strikingly similar rate to those of dementia patients in a nursing home.

Released: 27-Apr-2022 11:40 AM EDT
For Older Men, Urinary Symptoms May Affect Mortality Risk – Even if Not 'Bothersome'
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For men in their fifties and older, moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) such as incontinence and frequent nighttime urination (nocturia) are associated with an increased risk of death during long-term follow-up, suggests a Finnish study in The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: “Intestinal Microflora” as Health Indicator, A National-level Research Project by Chula Doctors in Response to Problems of an Aging Society
Released: 27-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
“Intestinal Microflora” as Health Indicator, A National-level Research Project by Chula Doctors in Response to Problems of an Aging Society
Chulalongkorn University

Chula’s Faculty of Medicine pioneers Thailand’s first research work that studies “Intestinal Microflora Microbiome of the Aged” which gathers basic information at the national level to unlock the relationship between the wellness of the aged and intestinal microflora that can predict risks of diseases and health and the population’s wellbeing.

Newswise: Chula Launches PDPlus Application to Monitor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Patients for a Better Quality of Life
Released: 27-Apr-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Chula Launches PDPlus Application to Monitor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Patients for a Better Quality of Life
Chulalongkorn University

The Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease & Related Disorders, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital has launched PDPlus application to help Parkinson’s patients record their symptoms in real-time and send them reminders for their medications.  PD Plus App also has motor coordination evaluation games, and reporting system to connect with doctors for close monitoring.

Newswise: NIH awards Joseph Mikels $2.6 million to research motivation and health
Released: 26-Apr-2022 2:55 PM EDT
NIH awards Joseph Mikels $2.6 million to research motivation and health
DePaul University

Tapping into positive emotions and social connections may be key to motivating older adults to exercise. DePaul University psychology professor Joseph Mikels has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his work on emotion, aging and decision-making throughout the life span.

Newswise: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $4.2 Million NIH Grant to Discover Novel Markers of Early Alzheimer’s Disease
Released: 26-Apr-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $4.2 Million NIH Grant to Discover Novel Markers of Early Alzheimer’s Disease
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease can be a complex and time-consuming process, requiring evaluations ranging from brain scans to cognitive and lab tests to reviews of medical history and symptoms. Simpler and faster ways to diagnose the disease are urgently needed. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have been awarded a five-year, $4.2 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to detect behavioral markers for Alzheimer’s that are present early in the course of the disease, before it can be clinically diagnosed. Results could help scientists identify people at risk for Alzheimer’s and related problems, such as falls, and lead to new preventive strategies.

Released: 26-Apr-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Stress during Pregnancy May Lead to Heart Disease, Accelerated Aging in Next Generation
American Physiological Society (APS)

Prenatal stress can cause damage in the aorta in offspring, which may contribute to the development of atherosclerosis and accelerate aging, according to a new study in mice. The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

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Released: 22-Apr-2022 9:35 AM EDT
How can we reduce the firearm death toll in older adults?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A firearm injury researcher and emergency physician provides information on firearm injuries, deaths, risk factors and attitudes among adults over 50, and gives tips for individuals and families to reduce risk of suicide and other firearm-related harm.

Released: 20-Apr-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Risky Driving Behaviors Increase as Common Sleep Disorder Worsens
Washington University in St. Louis

Up to half of older adults may have sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing and sleep are briefly interrupted many times a night. A new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that this chronic tiredness can have serious implications for road safety.

Released: 20-Apr-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Einstein Aging Study Receives $32 Million Grant to Study Alzheimer’s Disease
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

To help address the rising tide of Alzheimer’s disease nationwide, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with faculty at Pennsylvania State University and other institutions, have received a five-year, $32 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the ongoing Einstein Aging Study (EAS), which focuses on both normal aging and the special challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias. EAS was established at Einstein in 1980 and has been continuously funded by the NIH.

Newswise: Want to “age in place” someday? Take action now
Released: 20-Apr-2022 9:55 AM EDT
Want to “age in place” someday? Take action now
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new poll shows most adults over 50 want to stay in their home as they age, but many haven't taken steps that could help them do so. Two experts give advice on ways to prepare, plan and make adjustments gradually.

Released: 19-Apr-2022 4:45 PM EDT
Mayo researchers, collaborators affirm useful blood biomarker for group of brain disorders in new study
Mayo Clinic

A test of protein in the blood gets further support as a biomarker for patients diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a group of brain disorders with few treatment options. These disorders are characterized by changes in behavior, cognition, language or movement.

Released: 18-Apr-2022 2:30 PM EDT
الأدوية المحللة للشيخوخة تعزز البروتين الوقائي الرئيسي
Mayo Clinic

ولاية مينيسوتا- يقول باحثو مايو كلينك إن الأدوية المحللة للشيخوخة يمكن أن تعزز أحد البروتينات الرئيسية في الجسم والذي قد يحمي كبار السن من جوانب الشيخوخة ومجموعة من الأمراض، حيث تُظهر النتائج ذلك في الدراسات على الفئران والإنسان، والمنشورة في اي بايو ميديسن.

Released: 18-Apr-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Senolytic药物可促进关键保护性蛋白的产生
Mayo Clinic

妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 研究人员称,senolytic药物可促进人体内一种关键蛋白的产生,这种蛋白可帮助老年人抵抗老化和一系列疾病的影响。他们通过小鼠和人体研究证明了此结论,相关研究成果已在期刊eBioMedicine上发表。

Released: 18-Apr-2022 2:25 PM EDT
Medicamentos anti-envelhecimento potencializam proteína importante para a saúde
Mayo Clinic

Pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic dizem que medicamentos senolíticos podem potencializar uma proteína importante no corpo que pode proteger pessoas de mais idade contra os aspectos negativos do envelhecimento e uma variedade de doenças.

Released: 18-Apr-2022 2:25 PM EDT
Fármacos senolíticos robustecen a proteína protectora fundamental
Mayo Clinic

Los investigadores de Mayo Clinic dicen que los fármacos senolíticos robustecen a una proteína fundamental en el cuerpo, lo que puede proteger a las personas mayores contra ciertos aspectos del envejecimiento y varias enfermedades.

8-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Most older adults want to ‘age in place’ but many haven’t taken steps to help them do so, poll finds
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The vast majority of people over 50 say it’s important that they keep living in their current homes for as long as possible. But a new poll shows many of them haven’t planned or prepared for “aging in place,” and a sizable percentage might have a hard time paying for in-home help.

Newswise: Dallas researchers seeking senior participants for breathing study
Released: 12-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Dallas researchers seeking senior participants for breathing study
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging recently approved funding for a 2022 study by the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM), where a research team will look into how body weight – even extra weight gain like the kind recently resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic – may adversely affect breathing in seniors.

Newswise: New Study From UCI Reveals How to Rejuvenate the Immune System of Elderly People and Reduce Their Risk of Infectious Disease
Released: 11-Apr-2022 5:05 PM EDT
New Study From UCI Reveals How to Rejuvenate the Immune System of Elderly People and Reduce Their Risk of Infectious Disease
University of California, Irvine

A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, identifies a reason for why older adults are significantly more susceptible to infectious diseases than younger people, a critical societal issue most recently exemplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 11-Apr-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Study Identifies Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer’s Disease, Revealing Strategy for Preventing or Slowing Disease Progression
Case Western Reserve University

A new study from Case Western Reserve University suggests a key protein molecule plays a major role in the accumulation of brain cholesterol, triggering the development of Alzheimer’s and supporting the use of peptide inhibitors as a therapeutic treatment target. The study found that mice, when treated with the peptide inhibitor, demonstrated 50% restored memory function, based on testing such as navigating mazes.

Newswise: Regular cycling helps patients with ‘accelerated aging’ disease
Released: 11-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Regular cycling helps patients with ‘accelerated aging’ disease
McMaster University

Cycling for 35 minutes three times a week for 12 weeks led to a 32 per cent increase in overall fitness in people with MD. Patients who took part in the study also saw a 1.6-kilogram increase in their muscle mass and a two per cent reduction of body fat. They were also able to walk an extra 47 metres in six minutes, when tested by researchers at the end of the 12-week trial. Eleven patients took part in the study.

Released: 8-Apr-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Senate Introduces Bill to Provide Full Chiropractic Coverage in Medicare
American Chiropractic Association

The U.S. Senate has introduced a bill, S. 4042, to modernize Medicare coverage and better meet the needs of today’s seniors by increasing access to services provided by doctors of chiropractic.

Newswise: Study: Older Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis Still Undermedicated, Despite Aggressive Guidelines
Released: 8-Apr-2022 6:00 AM EDT
Study: Older Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis Still Undermedicated, Despite Aggressive Guidelines
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study shows the majority of older adults are not prescribed disease-modifying medications for rheumatoid arthritis, despite guidelines that call for early and aggressive treatment of the inflammatory autoimmune disease. Researchers say rheumatologists and primary care providers must be prepared to care for older adults with rheumatic diseases while addressing polypharmacy and multimorbidity.

Released: 7-Apr-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Frequency and Correlates of Online Consultations With Doctors or Therapists in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Nationally Representative Cross-sectional Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: A few studies have identified the frequency and correlates of online consultations with doctors or therapists. However, there is a lack of studies using nationally representative data from middle-aged and older adults in ...

Released: 5-Apr-2022 3:55 PM EDT
The latest news on clinical trials is here on Newswise
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Clinical Trials channel on Newswise.

25-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Vitamin K Shows Evidence of Brain Benefits in Rats
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

In a new study conducted in rats, scientists report evidence that vitamin K could help protect against aging-related cognitive declines associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.


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