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Although DNA remains the same throughout our lives, it functions differently at different ages Although every person's DNA remains the same throughout their lives, scientists know that it functions differently at different ages.
Medical News Today | Nov 21, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Seniors draw on extra brainpower for shopping; additional brain areas recruited to make decisions by memory The vmPFC is known to be involved in processing risk calculations and it has been shown help people assign values to rewards and emotions.
Medical News Today | Nov 21, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cognitively healthy older adults can gain modest benefit from computerized cognitive training Computerized cognitive training (CCT) has been widely promoted for older adults, but its effectiveness for cognitively health older adults has been unclear in systematic reviews to date.
Medical News Today | Nov 20, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Low-cal regimen influences brain gene expression as female mice age The adage 'you are what you eat' has been around for years. Now, important new research provides another reason to be careful with your calories.
Medical News Today | Nov 19, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Osteoporotic fractures cost China's healthcare system close to 10 billion USD annually First study to forecast incidence and costs of osteoporotic fractures in China projects that due to aging population, the incidence and costs of fractures will double by 2035; costs will rocket to...
Medical News Today | Nov 18, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Weight loss of 10 percent or more in seniors significantly raises hip fracture risk While a low body mass index (BMI) of less than 20 kg/m2 has been shown to be an independent risk factor for hip fractures, far less is known about the relationship of body weight changes on hip...
Medical News Today | Nov 18, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mechanism uncovered that controls the fitness of cells, impacting aging and disease A novel looping mechanism that involves the end caps of DNA may help explain the aging of cells and how they initiate and transmit disease, according to new research from UT Southwestern Medical...
Medical News Today | Nov 18, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Decline in ability to perform daily tasks an increased risk for older women with breathing problems during sleep Older women with disordered breathing during sleep were found to be at greater risk of decline in the ability to perform daily activities, such as grocery shopping and meal preparation, according to...
Medical News Today | Nov 17, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Researchers identify new neurological disorder linked to Alzheimer's Primary age-related tauopathy, or PART, is a neurological disorder identified in a new study. Like Alzheimer's, it causes memory impairment, but its brain pathology is different.
Medical News Today | Nov 14, 2014 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Older Americans unversed in the Internet 'know less about health' Internet literacy is tied to health literacy in older Americans, and many may find themselves sidelined by the digital divide where health knowledge is concerned, say researchers.
Medical News Today | Nov 14, 2014 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend