Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTStaying involved in civic groups throughout adult life could help stave off cognitive decline, according to a new, large-scale longitudinal study.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PSTTobacco use continues to be a major cause of cancer and premature death. Most studies of cigarette smoking and mortality have focused on middle-aged populations, with fewer studies examining the...
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PSTThe number of men seeking testosterone replacement therapy has soared in recent decades. New research looks at some of the potential harms.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PSTIf more older Americans with higher heart risk took daily low-dose aspirin, more would live longer and fewer would have heart attacks, says study.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PSTNew research tests the effect of aerobic physical activity on older patients with mild cognitive impairment. Changes in brain size and cognition are noted.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTWith age, somatic cells such as neurons lose their ability to maintain the quality of their protein content.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTResearchers say breast cancer screening guidelines should not be age-based, after finding no evidence that the benefits of mammography decline after 75.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTCertain medications are considered high risk in elders. In a recent study of 287 individuals ≥65 years who experienced a fall while hospitalized at an urban academic hospital, 62 percent of falls...
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTUC San Francisco researchers have found a way to pause the development of early mouse embryos for up to a month in the lab, a finding with potential implications for assisted reproduction...
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTA recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that among users of antidementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTA new study from UC Berkeley found that tissue health and repair dramatically decline in young mice when half of their blood is replaced with blood from old mice.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTGroups of brain regions that synchronize their activity during memory tasks become smaller and more numerous as people age, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTNew research suggests the pigment that gives vegetables and plants their vibrant color may improve cognitive function in elderly adults.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PSTNew research questions the benefits of occupational therapy for patients with Alzheimer's disease, particularly for slowing down functional decline.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTResearch from the University of Southampton gives new insight into possible causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTA new analysis points to surprisingly low rates of serious impacts from medication errors affecting nursing home residents, despite the fact that these errors remain fairly common.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PSTDespite worries that dementia will escalate in the coming years, new research suggests the prevalence of the disorder may be decreasing.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTOlder bodies need longer to mend. This reality of aging has been documented since World War I, with the observation that wounds heal slower in older soldiers.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTNew research examines the link between the age that mothers have their last baby and cognitive ability, memory, and executive function later in life.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTWhat is the diagnosis and outcome of dementia? Learn about treatment option changes over time and what living with dementia in later stages may be like.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTResearchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that high doses of vitamin D reduce the incidence of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in older, long-term care residents.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTDifferent cells of the human body differ greatly in structure and function. However, variation exists even among cells of one type.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTLearn how to tell the difference between shingles and other skin conditions. Also learn about the causes, risk factors, and treatment of shingles.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTTaking part in the scouts or guides appears to help lower the risk of mental illness in later life, a study suggests.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTA team of University of Pittsburgh researchers has uncovered new details about the biology of telomeres, "caps" of DNA that protect the tips of chromosomes and play key roles in a number of health...