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Could a vitamin supplement prevent hearing loss? In a new mouse study, researchers prevented and restored noise-induced hearing loss by administering a chemical compound that is a precursor to vitamin B3.
Medical News Today | Dec 3, 2014 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Study confirms that sperm quality decreases with age Conflicting evidence about the extent to which men's semen quality declines with age - likely lowering their fertility - is being cleared up by new University of Otago research that has collated and...
Medical News Today | Dec 3, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Potential new therapeutic strategy in chronic kidney disease Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects at least one in four Americans who are older than 60 and can significantly shorten lifespan.
Medical News Today | Dec 3, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Age-related long-sightedness may be due to glassy protein solution Long-sightedness caused by age could be due to proteins in the lens of the eye that are converted from a fluid solution to a solid, glassy state.
Medical News Today | Dec 1, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dementia testing lacking in seniors with memory loss Despite clear signs that their memory and thinking abilities have gone downhill, more than half of seniors with these symptoms haven't seen a doctor about them, a new study finds.
Medical News Today | Dec 1, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Visual learning may improve with age Older people can actually take in and learn from visual information more readily than younger people do, according to new evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology.
Medical News Today | Dec 1, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Could the key to a good memory be found in our genes? An international collaboration has yielded info on specific genes that are linked to worse memory later in life, potentially predicting who will experience memory loss.
Medical News Today | Nov 29, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Frailty linked to physical and mental decline in old age Older people in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to be frail than those in the Republic of Ireland, a study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast has...
Medical News Today | Nov 28, 2014 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Isolation of important centres in the brain results in age-related memory deficits Poor memory among the elderly can be explained by regions in the hippocampus complex, an important part of the brain, becoming more co-active during rest, thereby interacting less efficiently with...
Medical News Today | Nov 28, 2014 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Report examines climate change risks for human populations As changes in global climate and population sizes occur, scientists warn that there are considerable risks to bear in mind - risks that require governmental action now, they say.
Medical News Today | Nov 27, 2014 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend