Taking the long view on health: Tracking the impact of aging in rural South Africa

Population aging is a growing challenge worldwide, and African is no exception. The World Health Organisation estimates that the continent is home to almost 65 million people aged 60 years or older, and that this number will increase to over 100 million by 2050. This rapid population aging will certainly lead to an increase in non-communicable diseases. This, in turn, […]

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Summit to tackle tricky problems of aging and dementia

Human life expectancy has more than doubled over the last century, and this sudden leap in longevity is triggering major shifts in our politics, economy and society—not to mention our personal health. Next week, UC Berkeley will host the second annual Aging, Research, and Technology Innovation Summit, a daylong event that will gather together researchers, entrepreneurs, policymakers and health care […]

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Modern maker trend could jumpstart aging brains

Frustrated that her sweater got lost in the community laundry, 92-year-old Gigi took advantage of an embroidery machine to label two others. Jewelry lover Betty had been reluctant to wear her fine necklaces, fearful they would get tangled in the tubes of her oxygen mask, so the 96-year-old found a pattern and 3-D-printed a heart-shaped pendant. Esther announced one day […]

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Aging delayed in older mice given blood component from young mice

New research has identified a novel approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study suggests that a protein that is abundant in the blood of young mice plays a vital role in keeping mice healthy. With age, levels of this protein decline in mice […]

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Success studies: the aging process slows down! This therapy slowed the aging

Experimental Medicine extended the lives of mice Into old age young, healthy and full of energy, a dream of mankind, is, so far, only a utopia. This could change in the future, because recent research dealing with treatments that can slow down the aging process and perhaps even stop. In a recent study, Researchers were able to extend the life […]

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Jillian Michaels On What Aging Means to Her: "I’m a Very Different Person Than I Was at 34 and 24"

What does the expression “aging gracefully” mean to you? I think generally it’s come to mean, “Oh, just accept it.” For me, aging gracefully is striking a balance—between your emotional state, physical state, and your psychological state—that allows you to have longevity, vitality, and quality of life for years to come. It’s not accepting a slow descent into decrepitude. There’s […]

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Meditation and music may alter blood markers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease

A research team led by Dr. Kim Innes, a professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has found that a simple meditation or music listening program may alter certain biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults who are experiencing memory loss. Study findings, reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, also suggest these changes […]

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