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Genes that extend lifespan won't necessarily improve health in advanced age A study of long-lived mutant C. elegans by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shows that the genetically altered worms spend a greater portion of their life in a frail state...
Medical News Today | Jan 23, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Policy changes can help solve problems with China's aging population While the rapid aging of China's population is thought to condemn the nation to a dismal future, past policies on education and new policies to improve health and foster internal migration could ease...
Medical News Today | Jan 22, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Researchers create Methuselah fly by selecting best cells A team of researchers at the University of Bern has managed to considerably prolong the lifespan of flies by activating a gene which destroys unhealthy cells.
Medical News Today | Jan 21, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Prevalence of self-reported falls increases since 1998 in adults over 65 The prevalence among adults 65 years or older of falling in the preceding two years has increased since 1998, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.
Medical News Today | Jan 21, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye Microscopic spheres of calcium phosphate have been linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness, by UCL-led research.
Medical News Today | Jan 21, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Age-related macular degeneration may be triggered by tiny mineral deposits New research from scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found that tiny lumps of calcium phosphate may be an important triggering factor for age-related macular...
Medical News Today | Jan 21, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The use of alcohol-interactive prescription medication among US drinkers Approximately 71 percent of American adults drink alcohol. While alcohol interacts negatively with a number of commonly prescribed medications, little is known on a population level about the use of...
Medical News Today | Jan 20, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
C. elegans study reveals that excess iron promotes aging It's been known for decades that some metals, including iron, accumulate in human tissues during aging and that toxic levels of iron have been linked to neurologic diseases, such as Parkinson's.
Medical News Today | Jan 19, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Human immune variation dictated by environment, not genes A study of twins conducted by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators shows that our environment, more than our heredity, plays the starring role in determining the state of our immune...
Medical News Today | Jan 19, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cognitive aging may not spell doom for financial decision-making Growing older leaves many with a gloomy prognosis, namely that cognitive aging will slow the mind and the ability to make decisions.
Medical News Today | Jan 18, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend