News tagged with older age
Efforts to understand how the aging process affects the brain and cognition have expanded beyond simply comparing younger and older adults.
Neuroscience May 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Startling new statistics from Bowling Green State University's National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) paint a bleak future for the largest generation in history, the baby boomers, as they cross into old ...
Health Apr 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Until now, illicit drug use has not been common in older people. However, it is likely to become more common as generations that use drugs more frequently reach an older age.
Addiction Apr 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Women take longer to give birth today than did women 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The researchers could not identify all ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Mar 30, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Older women with breast cancer face a higher risk of being diagnosed with the disease at a late stage, while the risk of an advanced stage diagnosis of lung cancer decreases with age, a new study shows today.
Cancer Mar 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from several institutions in the Philadelphia area have banded together to form a team to look into the possible impact a certain type of MicroRNA (miRNA) may have on the neurological ...
Medical research Feb 16, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A large, prospective study led by a researcher at Rush University Medical Center indicates that chronic exposure to particulate air pollution may accelerate cognitive decline in older adults. The results of the study will ...
Health Feb 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Among postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, increasing age was associated with a higher risk of death from breast cancer, according to a study in the February 8 issue of JAMA.
Cancer Feb 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Older people feel that their health problems pose a challenge to their sense of independence, dignity and identity and sometimes the health care they are given makes things worse.
Health Feb 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults ...
Health Jan 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Mothers who take anti-depressants during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children with persistent pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) finds a study published today on bmj.com.
Health Jan 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
New research links 'silent strokes,' or small spots of dead brain cells, found in about one out of four older adults to memory loss in the elderly. The study is published in the January 3, 2012, print issue of Neurology, the me ...
Neuroscience Dec 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The National Academy on an Aging Society and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) today released the first-ever issue of the acclaimed Public Policy & Aging Report (PPAR) on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( ...
Health Nov 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Neuroscientists have long known that memory, sleep quality and sleep duration deteriorate with age, yet sleep enhances two major types of learning in young people. To date, few investigations have looked ...
Neuroscience Nov 14, 2011 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
During financial hard times, some older adults may turn to alcohol or cigarettes as a way to cope, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Health Nov 09, 2011 | not rated yet | 0