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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... elderly individuals. Researchers want to know how aging changes brain structure, thought processes and blo...uid. Drs. Graff-Radford and Younkin had expected aging and genetic-related overproduction of AB42 -- the insult that leads of Alzheimer’s development -- wo...

Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

...nt, age-related eye disease or both are markers of aging and frailty or whether these ocular conditions accelerate aging, thus leading to relatively earlier death in older persons," they conclude. "If a direct or indirect causal effect from visual impairment on earlier death is confirmed, regular assess...

The Importance of Junk DNA

...growth hormone gene locus, the gene related to the aging process and longevity. The scientists were surprised to find that SINE B2 sequence is critical to formation of the functional domain boundaries for this locus. Functional domains are stretches of DNA within the genome that contain all the regulat...

Getting Old No Laughing Matter: US Study

...e added. The study builds on earlier research on aging and humor, but differentiates between finding a joke funny and merely identifying one. "They don't have to find it funny but they have to understand how it works," she said. "We're definitely were not trying to say that older adults don't have a se...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

...e sense of taste shows little deterioration during aging but can be weakened by disease or medications. Accidental nerve damage during some medical procedures, including radiation treatment, middle ear surgery, dental or oral surgery or tonsillectomy, also can cause taste dysfunction. Christian A. Mueller...

Ukrainian Town Under A Canopy Of Toxic Skies

...a Rudkovsky the pressure valves were broken on the aging tankers, which should have been decommissioned five years ago. As of now, Ukraine has suspended rail shipments of yellow phosphorus.According to officials, rescuers have righted three of 15 overturned tanker cars, and will transport them back to Kaz...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

...eater arterial stiffness. These premature signs of aging may explain why COPD patients are at greater risk ...ships between this studys findings and accelerated aging processes in COPD, which might then be avoided....

Estrogen Therapy Protects Against Fading Mental Powers: Study

Estrogen therapy may protect the aging brain cells of post-menopausal women if it's given early enough, said a study released Monday that is likely to further stir the debate over hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The study suggests that estrogen protects the neurons in the post-menop...

Non Communicable Diseases to Be the Cause of Deaths in Poor Countries by 2115-World Bank

... extent possible, and in doing so, promote healthy aging to avoid premature death. The Government also has a role to play in dealing with the pressures that this will impose of health care services. Allocations must be made in the budget for better health care system and preventive medicines. Joy Phumaphi...

Repeated Brain Stimulation in Old Age can Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

...ve impairment, a transitional stage between normal aging and dementia, and less rapid decline in cognitive function. Supported by grants from the National Institute on Aging and the Illinois Department of Public Health, the study was published June 27, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology, the medica...

New Clues for Treatment of Disease That Causes Accelerated Aging

... genetic condition that causes rapidly accelerated aging and leads to an average life expectancy of 13 yea...e same gene altered in patients with the premature aging condition progeria. But the infants' unusual mutations caused them to make many more bad copies of t...

Vitamin Extends Life in Yeast, Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Find

... more specific remedy than most vitamins. Though aging itself is not a disease, Brenner anticipates applications in conditions associated with aging including neurodegenerative diseases, metabolic syndrome, and elevating good cholesterol. There are ...

Cause of Gender Differences in Blood Pressure, Kidney Damage Under Study

... as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as aging in general. In high blood pressure, free radicals damage proteins critical to blood vessels and the kidneys. The body has natural mechanisms for keeping free radicals in check, including endogenous antioxidants. But if you get increases, it can ...

Aging Gracefully, With a Chronic Disease

...hritis should not be considered just a part of the aging process or a normal part of getting older, Fox says. There are some elderly people who dont have arthritis, and many people who develop arthritis when they are younger. Many patients are helped by some of the available treatments, including pain re...

States' Spending may Help Keep Childless Seniors Independent

... their community as long as possible." Given the aging baby boom generation and concerns of families caring for aging parents, the researchers caution that further research is needed to determine how to allocate limite...

7 Common Myths About Osteoporosis

...ease. 2. MYTH: Osteoporosis is a normal part of aging FACT: It is a fact that you lose bone density with aging, agrees Douyon. But you should continue to have good bone strength, and you should not develop osteoporosis. 3. MYTH: Osteoporosis is only a concern for the elderly FACT: It is never too...

Memory Loss Linked to Cognitive Disorders

...ouse models to test if the effects of retardation, aging and various cognitive disorders involve a specific, long-suspected defect in the connections between cortical neurons, Lynch said. Scientists also found that LTP structures encoding memory were defective in mouse models of Huntingtons disease. They...

Spending on Diabetes Drugs Soars in US

...al prescription drug spending growth in 2006. An aging population and the alarming rise in obesity a leading cause of diabetes are expected to push spending growth rates on diabetes drugs up 16 percent to 20 percent annually. The analysis projects that, by 2009, spending on medicines to treat diabete...

American State Lawmakers Make Moves To Tackle Autism

...ch adulthood without specialized services and with aging parents. Another recent study had found that less than 13 percent of people with autism in New Jersey attend day programs and 89 percent live at home. "We are woefully, woefully unprepared," Goldfarb was quoted, lobbying senators to support creati...

A Drink a Day may Delay Dementia Progression

...impairment is an intermediary stage between normal aging and dementia that is used to categorize people with mild memory or cognitive problems and no significant disability. Researchers assessed alcohol intake and the incidence of mild cognitive impairment in 1,445 people. They then followed 121 people w...

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