Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Better controlled diabetes is associated with preserved cognitive function following stroke

WASHINGTON—Better glucose control can help people with diabetes who have a common type of stroke to preserve their cognitive function, according to a study accepted…

Updated : Mar 24, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Upended Caregiving Impact for 5M+ Americans with Alzheimer’s, Caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting unique challenges for 5M+ Americans living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The recent upending of traditional caregiving resources and structures,…

Updated : Mar 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Vitamin D Boosts Chances of Walking After Hip Fracture

Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a Rutgers-led study. The findings…

Updated : Mar 11, 2020 in Research Articles

Primary Care Physicians on the Front Lines of Diagnosing and Providing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: Half Say Medical Profession Not Prepared to Meet Expected Increase in Demands

CHICAGO, March 11, 2020 – A new survey of primary care physicians appearing in the Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report finds…

Updated : Mar 05, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers expert available to discuss discrimination and elderly health risks due to Coronavirus

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Discrimination and Elderly Health Risks Due to Coronavirus  A Rutgers University population health epidemiologist and expert on violence prevention and…

Updated : Feb 20, 2020 in Announcement

UTHealth Consortium on Aging leads movement to enhance elder care in clinics, hospitals

When she asked an elderly patient, who had high blood pressure and diabetes, what was most important to her, Jessica Lee, MD, MS, was surprised by the…

Updated : Feb 20, 2020 in Research Articles

New research takes p*** out of incontinence

Millions of people might eventually be spared the embarrassment and extreme isolation caused by wetting themselves, thanks to new research. One in every five people…

Updated : Feb 20, 2020 in Research Articles

A deep dive into cellular aging

A deep dive into cellular aging Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Harvard University have discovered that mitochondria trigger senescence, the sleep-like…

Updated : Feb 11, 2020 in Feature

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN DURING MENOPAUSE

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN DURING MENOPAUSE ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 11, 2020) — By the time they reach menopause — which officially begins one…

Updated : Feb 10, 2020 in Research Articles

Human Gut-in-a-Dish Model Helps Define ‘Leaky Gut,’ and Outline a Pathway to Treatment

Once a vague scapegoat for a variety of ills, increasing evidence suggests a condition known as “leaky gut” — in which microbes and other molecules…

Updated : Jan 28, 2020 in Research Articles

AI-analyzed blood test can predict the progression of neurodegenerative disease

Evaluating the effectiveness of therapies for neurodegenerative diseases is often difficult because each patient’s progression is different. A new study shows artificial intelligence (AI) analysis…

Updated : Jan 24, 2020 in Research Articles

Family Caregivers Are Rarely Asked About Needing Assistance With Caring for Older Adults

Family caregivers usually are not asked by health care workers about needing support in managing older adults’ care, according to a study led by researchers…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

Hot flashes impair memory performance

CLEVELAND, Ohio (January 22, 2020)--If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause.…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

WHEN CAREGIVERS NEED CARE

WASHINGTON – People who regularly care for or assist a family member or friend with a health problem or disability are more likely to neglect…

Updated : Jan 21, 2020 in Feature

Launch of Think Global Health

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) introduces Think Global Health, a multi-contributor website that examines how changes in health are reshaping economies, societies, and the…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Researchers Identify Gene with Functional Role in Aging of Eye

A lengthy-named gene called Elongation of Very Long Chain Fatty Acids Protein 2 or ELOVL2 is an established biomarker of age. In a new paper,…

Updated : Jan 10, 2020 in Research Articles

Lonely in a Crowd: Overcoming Loneliness with Acceptance and Wisdom

By nature, human beings are social creatures. Yet, as we age, personal dynamics and lifestyles change, which can result in loneliness and isolation. With older…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Research Articles

New tool could help families check on older loved ones over the holidays

As families come together over the holidays, it’s the perfect time to check if older loved ones are looking after themselves throughout the rest of…

Updated : Dec 16, 2019 in Research Articles

Heat or eat? How one energy conservation strategy may hurt vulnerable populations

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Any economic and conservation benefits associated with time-of-use electricity billing could be achieved at the expense of some of the most vulnerable…

Updated : Dec 11, 2019 in Research Articles

The secret to a long life? For worms, a cellular recycling protein is key

The secret to a long life? For worms, a cellular recycling protein is key  LA JOLLA, CALIF. – December 11, 2019 – Scientists at Sanford…

Updated : Nov 26, 2019 in Feature Expert

Sarah Szanton, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing professor and developer of CAPABLE, will be live on POLITICO

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Professor Sarah Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, has been invited to serve on the POLITICO Live panel “Combating Chronic Conditions,”…

Updated : Nov 22, 2019 in Feature

Researchers begin major study aimed at improving health equity in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK (Nov. 21, 2019) — Residents of two Trenton ZIP codes can expect to live to about 74 years old on average, but in…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Announcement

NYU Meyers’ NICHE Receives Grant from Washington State to Improve Care in Nursing Homes

The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has awarded Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE), a nurse-driven program based at NYU Rory…

Updated : Nov 20, 2019 in Feature Expert

Embarrassing symptoms prevent relief of treatable conditions

Nearly 25% of women live with treatable conditions known as pelvic floor disorders, but there is one main reason why the vast majority of them…

Updated : Nov 15, 2019 in Announcement

Texas A&M, University Of Washington Partner In Historic Dog Aging Project

Everyone who loves a dog wants the animal, whether pet or work companion, to enjoy as many years as possible. Learning the whys behind the…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain and Sleep Increases Frailty Risk by 95 Percent

Researchers from the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are the first to demonstrate statistically significant links between self-reported regular use of…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Research Articles

In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity’s role in human longevity

The brain’s neural activity—long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy—also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led…

Updated : Oct 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Rutgers study examines smoking status, health conditions in older Chinese American men

NEW BRUNSWICK (Oct. 11, 2019) –– Cigarette smoking has long been known to cause lung cancer, but older Chinese American men are at an even…

Updated : Oct 05, 2019 in Research Articles

Same Receptor, Different Effect: Research Uncovers New Sex-specific Factor in CV Disease

Estes Park, Colo. (October 5, 2019)—A common receptor may serve differentiated roles related to aging-associated cardiovascular disease (CV) in males and females. Jennifer DuPont, PhD,…

Updated : Sep 10, 2019 in Research Articles

How the Eyes Might Be Windows to the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) begins to alter and damage the brain years — even decades — before symptoms appear, making early identification of AD risk paramount…

Updated : Sep 10, 2019 in Research Articles

MULTICOMPONENT HOME-BASED TREATMENTS IMPROVE MOBILITY IN OLDER ADULTS AFTER HIP FRACTURE

Each year more than 260,000 older Americans are hospitalized for hip fractures, a debilitating injury that can severely and permanently impact mobility. Researchers at the…

Updated : Sep 09, 2019 in Research Articles

New drug may protect against memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease

BUFFALO, N.Y. ­– A new drug discovered through a research collaboration between the University at Buffalo and Tetra Therapeutics may protect against memory loss, nerve…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Research Articles

The pet effect: FSU researchers find furry friends ease depression, loneliness after spousal loss

As Healthy Aging Month is underway this September, Florida State University researchers have found the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Poor Oral Health Linked to Cognitive Decline, Perceived Stress, Rutgers Studies Find

Oral health is an essential part of psychological well-being and overall health in older adults. Poor oral health is associated with decreased quality of life,…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Many older adults aren’t fully prepared for emergency situations, poll finds

Most people over age 50 say they're ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven't taken key…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Ageing research to accelerate with experimental validation in AI-powered drug discovery

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, London, UK: The Biogerontology Research Foundation salutes its Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor Alex Zhavoronkov on leading a team of researchers…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Body’s ageing process accelerated by DNA changes, study suggests

DNA changes throughout a person's life can significantly increase their susceptibility to heart conditions and other age-related diseases, research suggests. Such alterations - known as…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Diet’s effect on gut bacteria could play role in reducing Alzheimer’s risk

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Sept. 3, 2019 - Could following a certain type of diet affect the gut microbiome - the good and bad bacteria that…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Vitamin D: How much is too much of a good thing?

When bare skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes Vitamin D, which is needed by our bodies to absorb calcium and ensure strong, healthy bones.…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Bigger spend, same end: Post-hospital care study suggests ways to save Medicare money

Picture a woman in her 60s, in the hospital after a heart attack or a hip replacement. As her hospital stay nears its end, her…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Poor diet causes blindness in a young ‘fussy eater’

Below please find summaries of new articles that will be published in the next issue of Annals of Internal Medicine . The summaries are not…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Enzyme known for promoting cancer found to also protect healthy cells

New research from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health reveals a new role for the enzyme telomerase. Telomerase's only known role…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Center for BrainHealth Develops Groundbreaking Biomarker to Predict Cognitive Change in MS

DALLAS (August 30, 2019) - Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, recently completed a study that assessed…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

It’s never too late to start exercising, new study shows

Older people who have never taken part in sustained exercise programmes have the same ability to build muscle mass as highly trained master athletes of…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Skin cancer risk in athletes: The dangers of ultraviolet radiation

The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. Speaking at The Physiological Society's Extreme Environmental Physiology conference next…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Expert Pitch

FSU experts available to comment on healthy aging

September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual national observance to focus attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Florida State University faculty are among…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new Michigan State University study that found married people are less likely to experience dementia…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new Michigan State University study that found married people are less likely to experience dementia…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

HIV-positive New Yorkers are living longer but still dying from underlying infection, not just from

A review of the autopsy reports of 252 men and women who died of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in New York City between 1984 and…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

The role of a single molecule in obesity

A single cholesterol-derived molecule, called 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC), lurks inside your bloodstream and will increase your body fat, even if you don't eat a diet filled…