Medical research

Medical researchers decoding the aging process

Scientists are beginning to decode the complex biology of aging and are optimistic that recent advances in research may lead to treatments that can slow or even reverse degeneration and disease.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain scans explain quickness to blame

New research from Duke University helps explain the paradox of why we are quick to blame people for their actions, but slower to give them credit.

Other

99-year-old woman regains mobility following spinal procedures

(Medical Xpress) -- A 99-year-old woman has returned to her daily routine after doctors repaired three separate compression fractures in her spine three times in a month. Specialists at the University of Rochester Medical ...

Health

'You're going to fall over soon'

A new technology to stop falls before they happen could help the elderly stay in their own homes longer.

Neuroscience

Mental picture of others can be seen using fMRI, new study finds

It is possible to tell who a person is thinking about by analyzing images of his or her brain. Our mental models of people produce unique patterns of brain activation, which can be detected using advanced imaging techniques ...

Health

Social media gives helping hand to fall-prone elderly

When an elderly person suffers a fall it is in their best interests that help arrives as soon as possible, and for this reason most elderly people wear some form of alarm system that lets them contact emergency services directly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Detecting often undiagnosed pain in people with dementia

The elderly who suffer from dementia aren't able to say when something hurts or is sore. They may demonstrate their pain through behaviours like rocking or striking out, and we often dismiss these actions as symptoms of the ...

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