News tagged with aging disease

Healthy diet set early in life

Promoting a healthy diet from infancy is important to prevent childhood obesity and the onset of chronic disease.

Aug 06, 2014
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Study finds kidney donation safe for healthy older adults

Older kidney donors enjoy similar longevity and cardiovascular health as other healthy mature individuals, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The findings may provide some reassu ...

Jul 09, 2014
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Vitamin D may play an important role in cancer prognosis

Researchers have found that people with very low levels of vitamin D appear to be at higher risk of death from all causes (including cancer) and say that vitamin D could play an important role in cancer prognosis in a paper ...

Jun 17, 2014
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Researchers examine intersection of aging, chronic disease

A new collection of articles appearing in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences examine how the basic biology of aging drives chronic disease. Together, they highlight the value of th ...

May 15, 2014
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An eye toward better treatment

Every two months, Northeastern bioengineering graduate student David Walsh's 91-year-old grandmother goes to the doctor to receive a drug injection into her eyes. She has wet age-related macular degeneration. ...

May 14, 2014
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