Cardiology

Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think

Baby boomers – that's anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964—are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and ...

Genetics

Researchers identify novel anti-aging targets

A recent study published in Nature has reported two conserved epigenetic regulators as novel anti-aging targets. The research, by scientists from Dr. Cai Shiqing's Lab at the Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

The benefits of physical activity for older adults

Physically active older adults benefit from reduced risks of early death, breast and prostate cancer, fractures, recurrent falls, functional limitations, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and depression. The ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Improving well-being in nursing homes

Residential care facilities and nursing homes are not widely regarded as appealing places to live or work. In both professional practice and research, the emphasis is often on reducing negative aspects such as the heavy workload ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Team examines the link between cognition and hearing or vision loss

There is a long-established and widely recognized link between declines in sensory acuity—particularly hearing and vision—and cognition. Data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), involving tens of thousands ...

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