Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Social isolation linked to more severe COVID-19 outbreaks

Regions of Italy with higher family fragmentation and a high number of residential nursing homes experienced the highest rate of COVID-19 infections in people over age 80, according to a new study published May 21, 2020 in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 mortality highly influenced by age demographics

A study released today from the University of Oxford is the first to highlight the importance of age and demographic science in explaining the difference in fatalities across countries affected by the virus.

Neuroscience

Brain changes from multiple sclerosis may occur in preteens

(HealthDay)—Greater genetic predisposition for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with altered brain white matter development at an early age, according to a study published online March 12 in the Annals of Neurology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How coronavirus exposes the way we regard aging and old people

The elderly have come to occupy a central place in our news bulletins these days. Headlines were quick to inform the public that the highest mortality rate from COVID-19 is in people aged 70 and over. Experts have repeatedly ...

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