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Anti-Epilepsy Drug Restores Normal Brain Activity in Mild Alzheimer's Disease     An anti-epileptic drug has been tested for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The team documented ...(June 23, 2017, ScienceDaily)

Revolutionary Eye Drops to Treat Age-Related Blindness      A type of eye drop has been developed that could potentially revolutionize the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness, age-related macular ..(May 15, 2017, ScienceDaily).

Brain Tissue Structure Could Explain Link Between Fitness and Memory      Studies have suggested a link between fitness and memory, but researchers have struggled to find the mechanism that links them. A new study found that the key may lie in the microstructure of the ...(May 1, 2017, ScienceDaily)

Brain Tissue Structure Could Explain Link Between Fitness and Memory      Studies have suggested a link between fitness and memory, but researchers have struggled to find the mechanism that links them. A new study found that the key may lie in the microstructure of the ...(May 1, 2017, ScienceDaily)

Understanding Money Reduces Worry About Old Age     People who possess a greater understanding of finance are less likely to fret about life in their twilight years. They are also able to face off later-life's dilemmas with ease. As the first study to ...(April 18, 2017, ScienceDaily)

Loss of Smell Linked to Increased Risk of Early Death      In a study of adults aged 40 to 90 years who were followed for 10 years, poor smell was linked with an increased risk of ...(March 22, 2017, ScienceDaily)

'Red Hair' Gene Variant May Underlie Association Between Melanoma and Parkinson's Disease   Investigators find that a gene variant that produces red hair and fair skin in humans and in mice, which increases the risk of the dangerous skin ...(Mar. 2, 2017 ScienceDaily)

Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging, Reduction in Age-Related Chronic Disease      Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the ... (Jan. 23, 2017, ScienceDaily)

Out in the Cold: Why Are the Oldest People the Most Excluded?       People over the age of 85 are significantly more likely to suffer social exclusion than those in the 65 to 84-year-old bracket, according to new research. In a study of 10,000 people aged over 65…(January 4, 2017, ScienceDaily)

Want to Improve Your Memory? Go to the Gym       Exercise improves your short-term memory, new research concludes. In two experiments, healthy and active participants were given lists of words to learn and recall either after or before exercise, or ... (Dec. 13, 2016, ScienceDaily)

Alzheimer's: Proteomics Gives Clues Toward Alternatives to Amyloid      In Alzheimer's research, one particular protein looms large: plaque-forming amyloid-beta. Yet plaques can accumulate decades before symptoms appear, and clinical trials aimed at controlling ..(Dec. 15, 2016, ScienceDaily).

Stop Smoking! Quitting at Any Age Reduces the Risk of Death After 70     Lifetime smoking history is a key determinant of mortality for people 70 and over, and quitting, even after 60, benefits individuals into their 70s, reports a team of ..(Nov 30, 2016, ScienceDaily).

Creative Activities Promote Day-to-Day Wellbeing     Everyday creative activity may lead to an "upward spiral" of increased wellbeing and creativity in young adults, new research suggests. In their study, researchers asked 658 university students to ... (Nov 23, 2016, ScienceDaily)

 

New Insight Into How Alzheimer's Disease Begins     A new study offers important insight into how Alzheimer’s disease begins within the brain. The researchers found a relationship between inflammation, a toxic protein and the onset of the disease. ... (Nov. 18, 2016, ScienceDaily)

Is a Marker of Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease Associated With Loneliness?    A new article used data from a study of 79 cognitively normal adults to examine whether cortical amyloid levels in the brain, a marker of preclinical Alzheimer disease, was associated with ...(Nov 2, 2016, ScienceDaily)

A Metabolic Switch to Turn Off Obesity     As science advances, evidence shows that weight management does indeed take place inside the head, but that it is not necessarily a question of lack of will. The ABHD6 enzyme in certain brain neurons ... (Oct. 25, 2016, ScienceDaily)

Many Back Pain Patients Get Limited Relief from Opioids and Worry About Taking Them, Survey Shows      Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the ..(Oct. 23, 2016, ScienceDaily)

Looking at the Role of Bacteria in Incontinence      We all know that feeling of suddenly needing to urinate, and the agonizing worry that we might not find a toilet in time or make it that far. Sadly, for many people this is a regular occurrence and ... (Oct. 7, 2016, ScienceDaily)

Certain Alternative Therapies May Help Patients With Bowel Disorders     A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies-including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products-for the ...(Oct. 3, 2016, ScienceDaily)

Care Home Dementia Study Finds Failure to Reduce Antipsychotic Prescribing      There has been no sustained reduction in the prescription of antipsychotics to UK dementia patients, despite government guidance, according to a ... (Sep. 20,2016, ScienceDaily)

Sleep Is Key to Curing Chronic Pain      A ink between chronic pain and lack of sleep has been identified by a team of researchers. They also discovered that people with pain who believe they won't be able to sleep are more likely to suffer ...(Sept. 21, 2016, ScienceDaily)

Midlife Physical Activity Is Associated With Better Cognition in Old Age     Moderately vigorous physical activity -- for example, more strenuous than walking -- has been found to be associated with better cognition in a 25-year follow-up, a new study of 3050 twins…(Sept. 9, 2016, ScienceDaily)

Use It or Lose It: Stopping Exercise Decreases Brain Blood Flow    Researchers examined cerebral blood flow in master athletes (ages 50-80 years) before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise. Using MRI brain imaging techniques, they found ... (Aug 29, 2016, ScienceDaily

New Study Illuminates Key Aspects of How We Fall Asleep and Wake Up      Falling asleep and waking up are key transitions in everyone's day. Despite decades of research, how these transitions work -- the neurobiological mechanics of our circadian…(Apr. 14, 2016, ScienceDaily)

Sleep Apnea Takes a Toll on Brain Function      People with sleep apnea show significant changes in the levels of two important brain chemicals, which could be a reason that many have symptoms that impact their day-to-day lives, new research ..(Feb. 12, 2016, ScienceDaily)

Not So Happy Old Age?    The notion that older people are happier than younger people is being challenged following a recent study. In fact it suggests that people get more depressed from age 65 ...(Nov. 13,2015, ScienceDaily)

Sport in Old Age Can Stimulate Brain Fitness, but Effect Decreases With Advancing Age     Physical exercise in old age can improve brain perfusion as well as certain memory skills, say neuroscientists who studied men and women aged between 60 and 77. In younger individuals regular ... (Oct 20, 2014, ScienceDaily)

Making Old Lungs Look Young Again, With Ibuprofen   The lungs become more inflammatory with age, researchers say, and add that ibuprofen can lower that inflammation. Immune cells from old mouse lungs fought tuberculosis bacteria as effectively as ...(Oct 2,2014, ScienceDaily)

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