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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Age-Related Self-Destruction of Cells Makes Kidney Prone to Injury

July 7, 2015 — As advances in medicine allow individuals to live longer, people are facing unique age-related health challenges. As they age, organs such as the kidneys become more susceptible to injury, and their ... read more

New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Lead to Under Treatment of Older Adults

July 6, 2015 — In 2014, the Joint National Committee released the eighth update to the blood pressure guidelines (JNC8P). These guidelines included a controversial decision to change the blood pressure goal that ... read more

High Blood Pressure Linked to Reduced Alzheimer's Risk, Meds May Be Reason

June 26, 2015 — People with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. However, authors conclude the connection may have more to do with ... read more

Action Spectrum of Sun Skin Damage Documented

June 26, 2015 — Scientists have documented for the first time the DNA damage that can occur to skin across the full range of ultraviolet radiation from the sun providing an invaluable tool for sun-protection and the ... read more

Inactivity Reduces People's Muscle Strength

June 26, 2015 — It only takes two weeks of not using their legs for young people to lose a third of their muscular strength, leaving them on par with a person who is 40-50 years their senior, new research ... read more

June 25, 2015 — The amyloid cascade hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) posits that sticky aggregations or plaques of amyloid-beta peptides accumulate over time in the brain, triggering a series of events ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Works Differently in Patients With and Without Down Syndrome, Study Shows

June 25, 2015 — A study revealed differences in the way brain inflammation -- considered a key component of AD-- is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with Down syndrome (DS) and ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Adult fruit flies given a cancer drug live 12 percent longer than average, according to a study researching healthy aging. The drug targets a specific cellular process that occurs in animals, ... read more

E2F4 Signature Can Predict Progression of Bladder Cancer

June 25, 2015 — Investigators harnessed genomic data to discover that the previously identified E2F4 signature in breast cancer can be utilized to predict prognosis and response to therapy in bladder ... read more

A Novel DNA Damage Alarm

June 25, 2015 — How does our body keep its DNA intact? Researchers have just found a new piece of this puzzle. They discovered a novel alarm that cells use to signal DNA ... read more

Atlas of Older Brains Could Help Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

June 24, 2015 — A digital map of the aging brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in older people, a study suggests. The atlas created using images from MRI ... read more

How Can Health Professionals Enhance Cognitive Health in Older Adults?

June 22, 2015 — An expert panel has clarified the cognitive aging process by making a distinction from Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and provided recommendations to enhance cognitive health in ... read more

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Improve Incontinence

June 22, 2015 — For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. This study is the first to examine the longer-term ... read more

Two Cultures, Same Risk for Cognitive Impairment

June 22, 2015 — Diabetes is a known risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, age-related conditions that affect memory and thinking skills. However, little is known about how the diabetes-cognitive decline ... read more

Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

June 22, 2015 — More than half of long-term smokers and ex-smokers who are considered disease-free because they passed lung-function tests have respiratory-related impairments when more closely evaluated with lung ... read more

More Women Are Reaching 100 but Centenarian Men Are Healthier

June 22, 2015 — New research has found an increasing trend in the number of people in the UK reaching age 100 over the past two decades. The study also found that, whilst women were far more likely to reach 100 than ... read more

June 19, 2015 — The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down syndrome. It could also provide new insights to why individuals ... read more

Drug Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease-Mouse Model in Spite of Diet

June 19, 2015 — Long-term administration of a drug that mimics the hunger-signaling hormone ghrelin protected Alzheimer’s disease-model mice from memory deterioration, despite a high-glycemic-index diet, ... read more

Link Found Between Neighborhood Quality, Cellular Aging

June 18, 2015 — Regardless of chronological age, people who live in neighborhoods with high crime, noise, and vandalism are biologically more than a decade older than those who do not, according to a ... read more

June 17, 2015 — A team of researchers provide new insights on how hearts 'stay young' and keep functioning over a lifetime despite the fact that most organisms generate few new heart cells. Identifying key ... read more

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