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Newswise: Microbiome May Be Involved in Mechanisms Related to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Article ID: 719143

Microbiome May Be Involved in Mechanisms Related to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Tufts University

New study suggests the gut microbiome has a role in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults. Researchers found differences in bacterial profiles of older adults with high and low physical function, bacterial and strength differences in mice colonized with fecal samples from the adults.

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17-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: First frailty map highlights service need

Article ID: 718937

First frailty map highlights service need

University of Adelaide

An online interactive map, which shows for the first time where Australia’s frail and pre-frail people live today and in the future, will help plan services for healthy ageing.

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12-Sep-2019 9:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 718654

Close Intergenerational Relationships Protect Aging Immigrants’ Health and Minimize Caregivers’ Stress

Institute for Health, Healthcare Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Filial piety – the traditional value of caring for one's elders – is central to the Chinese concept of family and has long shaped intergenerational relationships, daily life, and well-being, for older Chinese adults. The intersection of Eastern values and Western norms

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9-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 718645

Rutgers Researchers Develop Custom Data Collection System to Improve Health Disparity Research

Institute for Health, Healthcare Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Rutgers researchers develop web-based data collection and management system that addresses linguistic and cultural barriers for researching minority populations.

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9-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 718531

For Older Immigrants, Family Dynamics Can Increase the Risk of Elder Abuse.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Elderly immigrants often rely heavily on family members for their daily needs – but in the wrong type of family, this can put them at greater risk of financial, physical or other forms of abuse, a Rutgers-led study finds.

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9-Sep-2019 8:10 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718390

Study links hearing aids to lower risk of dementia, depression & falls; only 1 in 8 older adults with hearing loss have one

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression or anxiety for the first time over the next three years, and a lower risk of suffering fall-related injuries, than those who leave their hearing loss uncorrected, a new study finds.

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3-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: The Pet Effect: FSU Researchers Find Furry Friends Ease Depression, Loneliness After Spousal Loss

Article ID: 718475

The Pet Effect: FSU Researchers Find Furry Friends Ease Depression, Loneliness After Spousal Loss

Florida State University

As Healthy Aging Month is underway this September, Florida State University researchers have found the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults.The study, funded by The Gerontological Society of America and the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and published in The Gerontologist, examined depressive symptoms and loneliness among people age 50 and older who experienced the loss of a spouse through death or divorce.

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4-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Many older adults aren’t fully prepared for emergency situations, poll finds

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Most people over age 50 say they’re ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven’t taken key steps to protect their health and well-being in case of severe weather, long-term power outages or other situations.

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27-Aug-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718393

Vitamin D: How much is too much of a good thing?

University of Calgary

When bare skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes Vitamin D, which is needed by our bodies to absorb calcium and ensure strong, healthy bones.

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3-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718180

FSU experts available to comment on healthy aging

Florida State University

September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual national observance to focus attention on the positive aspects of growing older.Florida State University faculty are among the global leaders in the study of gerontology, aging and longevity. These experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to healthy aging and successful longevity.

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28-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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