Elders in Rwanda need leaders’ support to face old age, study finds

Rwanda’s Government should investigate how leaders can honor and support older people who – despite making a valuable contribution to society across their lifetimes – face intense poverty in old age due to lack of water, food and health care, according to a new report. Rwandan elders seek a retirement as mentors, cultivators, neighbors and citizens, but face growing old […]

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As we age, women are frailer but more resilient than men

Women tend to have poorer health status and are more frail, but are more resilient and have longer life expectancy than men, according to the authors of a narrative review on frailty, published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia. Frailty can be defined as a state of increased vulnerability that is associated with adverse health outcomes. “It has […]

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Scientists reliably predict people’s age by measuring proteins in blood

The carnival worker who tries to guess your age relies on aspects of your appearance, such as your posture and whether any wrinkles emanate from the corners of your eyes and lips. If the carny’s guess is more than a few years off, you win a stuffed koala. But a team of Stanford University School of Medicine scientists doesn’t need […]

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New York raises age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarette products to 21

New York state records its first vaping-illness death A 17-year-old boy has been confirmed as New York’s first death connected to vaping. The teen died Oct 4. at The Children’s Hospital at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. New Yorkers hoping to purchase tobacco or e-cigarette products in the state must be 21 years of age to do so, […]

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K-Pop Star Sulli Has Died At Age 25 At Her Home In South Korea

K-pop star and former f(x) band member Sulli, Choi Jin-ri, was found dead at her home in South Korea. The police investigation is ongoing, but at this time her cause of death is apparent suicide. Sulli was outspoken about cyber bullying and reportedly dealt with severe depression. Choi Jin-ri, best known by her K-pop stage name Sulli, was found dead […]

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Taking out the protein garbage becomes more difficult as neurons age

Cells dispose of harmful “trash” through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional structures are handled. If any part of this fails, waste builds up inside cells, eventually killing them. According to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as cells age, their ability to shed harmful refuse […]

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Could boosting the gut microbiome be the secret to healthier older age?

Faecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, a study by immunologists at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, has shown. The research is published in the journal Nature Communications today. The gut is one of the organs that is most severely affected by ageing and age-dependent changes to the human gut […]

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