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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Biological 'Pillars of Aging'

Feb. 7, 2019 — Geriatrics researchers and clinicians hope a new understanding can lead to better and more effective interventions by targeting the aging process itself rather than discrete conditions or ... read more

Normal Brain Aging Patterns Occur at a Faster Rate in People With Psychosis

Feb. 7, 2019 — Patients with psychosis have accelerated aging of two brain networks important for general cognition -- the frontoparietal network (FPN) and cingulo-opercular network (CON) -- according to a new ... read more

Working It Out: Researchers Find Exercise May Help Fight Depression in Seniors

Feb. 7, 2019 — The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — Researchers have found that blocking retrotransposon activity with a generic HIV/AIDS medication significantly reduces age-related inflammation in old mice and senescent human cells, providing hope ... read more

What Can Worms Tell Us About Human Aging?

Feb. 6, 2019 — What can worms tell us about human aging? A lot more than you'd think; researchers have developed a single agreed model of metabolic flux in a tiny worm called C. elegans, and researchers have ... read more

Excessive Weight Gain in Early Childhood Affects Teenage Heart Health

Feb. 6, 2019 — Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the ... read more

Absentmindedness Points to Earlier Warning Signs of Silent Strokes Among People at Risk

Feb. 6, 2019 — Adults who notice that they frequently lose their train of thought or often become sidetracked may in fact be displaying earlier symptoms of cerebral small vessel disease, otherwise known as a ... read more

The Interplay Between Relationships, Stress, and Sleep

Feb. 6, 2019 — A new study documents how the quality of a person's romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related to sleep ... read more

A New Culprit in Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Feb. 5, 2019 — Scientists have shown for the first time that a blood-clotting protein called fibrinogen is responsible for a series of molecular and cellular events that can destroy connections between neurons in ... read more

Yoga Regimen Reduces Severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Feb. 5, 2019 — According to a new study, eight weeks of intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of physical and psychological symptoms in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a ... read more

Feb. 4, 2019 — Women's brains appear to be three years younger than men's of the same age, according to a new study on brain metabolism. The findings could explain why women maintain their cognitive ... read more

New Wisdom About High Cholesterol Treatment for Adults Aged 80 and Older

Feb. 4, 2019 — A team of researchers decided to learn more about whether current triglyceride-level guidelines make sense for people aged 80 and ... read more

Biggest Ever Map of Human Alzheimer's Brain

Feb. 4, 2019 — A study of the differences between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer's disease has produced largest dataset of its type ever. And the data is now freely available online for any scientist ... read more

Obesity-Related Cancers Rising in Young Adults in the US

Feb. 4, 2019 — A new study finds rates are increasing for six of 12 cancers related to obesity in younger adults in the United States, with steeper increases in progressively younger ages and successively younger ... read more

Walking for Health Benefits Just Got Easier to Track

Feb. 2, 2019 — In an ongoing study exploring walking for health across the adult lifespan, researchers found that walking cadence is a reliable measure of exercise intensity and set simple steps-per-minute ... read more

Exercise Benefits Brains, Changes Blood Flow in Older Adults, Study Finds

Jan. 31, 2019 — Exercise training alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, though not in the way you might think. A new study showed that exercise was associated with improved ... read more

Intracellular Longevity Pathway Uncovered

Jan. 31, 2019 — Researchers discovered an intracellular pathway that promotes health and longevity in the worm C. ... read more

Scientists Shed Light on Processes Behind Age-Related Decline in Brain Structures

Jan. 31, 2019 — Aging can cause damage to support cells in the white matter, which in turn may lead to damage in the grey matter of the hippocampus, finds a new ... read more

What Causes Aging of the Upper Lip? Loss of Volume, Not Just 'Sagging'

Jan. 30, 2019 — Plastic surgeons have long debated the mechanisms aging-related changes in the face: Are they related more to 'deflation' or 'sagging'? A new study helps settle the debate, ... read more

What You Eat Could Impact Your Brain and Memory

Jan. 28, 2019 — High levels of a satiety hormone could decrease a person's likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease. For individuals who have higher levels of the hormone, their chance of having mild ... read more

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