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Latest Research : Aging
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

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Biological therapy with cediranib improves survival in women with recurrent ovarian cancer
Women with ovarian cancer that has recurred after chemotherapy have survived for longer after treatment with a biological therapy called cediranib, according to new results to be presented today (Monday) at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) [1].
Sep 30, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Young patients with metastatic colorectal cancer are at high risk of disease progression and death
Younger patients with colorectal cancer that has spread (metastasised) to other parts of the body represent a high-risk group that is less likely to respond to anti-cancer treatments. Their disease is more likely to progress and they are at greater risk of death than other age groups, according to new research to be presented to the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) [1] today (Sunday).
Sep 27, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Longest follow-up of melanoma patients treated with ipilimumab shows some survive up to 10 years
Patients with advanced melanoma, who have been treated with the monoclonal antibody, ipilimumab, can survive for up to ten years, according to the largest analysis of overall survival for these patients, presented at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) [1] today (Saturday).
Sep 27, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Treating chest lymph nodes in early breast cancer patients improves survival
Giving radiation therapy to the lymph nodes located behind the breast bone and above the collar bone to patients with early breast cancer improves overall survival without increasing side effects. This new finding ends the uncertainty about whether the beneficial effect of radiation therapy in such patients was simply the result of irradiation of the breast area, or whether it treated cancer cells in the local lymph nodes as well, the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) [1] will hear today (Saturday).
Sep 27, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Hyperfractionated radiotherapy improves survival in head and neck cancer patients
The use of an intensified form of radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancers can improve overall survival rates compared with standard radiation therapy, according to results from a large study to be presented today (Saturday) at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) [1].
Sep 27, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Colorectal cancer screening works
Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in European countries is highly effective in reducing mortality from the disease. Some of the resources currently being devoted to breast and prostate screening programmes, where the evidence of effectiveness is much less clear-cut, should be reallocated to the early detection of CRC, the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) [1] will hear today (Sunday).
Sep 27, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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NIH awards grant to Banner Alzheimer's Institute for major prevention study
In collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) announces a major prevention trial to evaluate a treatment in cognitively healthy older adults at the highest known genetic risk for developing Alzheimer's disease at older ages. An NIH grant, expected to total $33.2 million, will support this research. (NIA support: AG 046150-01)
Sep 18, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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US faces crisis in cancer care, says new IOM report
WASHINGTON -- Delivery of cancer care in the U.S. is facing a crisis stemming from a combination of factors -- a growing demand for such care, a shrinking oncology work force, rising costs of cancer care, and the complexity of the disease and its treatment, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The report recommends ways to respond to these challenges and improve cancer care delivery, including by strengthening clinicians' core competencies in caring for patients with cancer, shifting to team-based models of care, and communicating more effectively with patients.
Sep 10, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Spouses play an important role in planning for retirement, researcher finds
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As Baby Boomers begin entering retirement, some may find themselves unprepared for the transition. New research from the University of Missouri indicates that spouses tend to have similar levels of planning for retirement. This planning can lead to more success and less stress when they leave the workforce.
Sep 4, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Better hygiene in wealthy nations may increase Alzheimer's risk
New research has found a very significant relationship between a nation's wealth and hygiene and the Alzheimer's burden on its population. High-income, highly industrialised countries with large urban areas and better hygiene exhibit much higher rates of Alzheimer's.
Sep 4, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Brain region implicated in emotional disturbance in dementia patients
A study by researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is the first to demonstrate that patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) lose the emotional content/colour of their memories. These findings explain why FTD patients may not vividly remember an emotionally charged event like a wedding or funeral.
Jul 12, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Age affects how married couples handle conflict
SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2013 -- Arguing with your spouse about where to go on vacation or how to handle the kids? As you age, you may find yourself handling these disagreements more often by changing the subject, according to a new San Francisco State University study.
Jul 1, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Testosterone therapy improves sexual function after uterus and ovary removal
SAN FRANCISCO-- High doses of testosterone significantly improve sexual function among women who have had their uterus and ovaries surgically removed, a clinical study demonstrates. The results were presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Jun 16, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Weight loss improves memory and alters brain activity in overweight women
SAN FRANCISCO-- Memory improves in older, overweight women after they lose weight by dieting, and their brain activity actually changes in the regions of the brain that are important for memory tasks, a new study finds. The results were presented today at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Jun 15, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Mammograms reveal response to common cancer drug
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a method for assessing the effect of tamoxifen, a common drug to prevent the relapse of breast cancer. The key lies in monitoring changes in the proportion of dense tissue, which appears white on a mammogram, during treatment. Women who show a pronounced reduction in breast density during tamoxifen treatment have a fifty per cent reduction in breast cancer mortality. This tool provides doctors with the possibility to assess whether a patient is responding to tamoxifen at an early phase of treatment.
Apr 22, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases in elderly patients improves quality of life
Geneva, Switzerland: Giving palliative radiotherapy to elderly patients with painful bone metastases can significantly improve their quality of life, a Dutch researcher told the 2nd Forum of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) today (Monday).
Apr 22, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Inaugural IOF Olof Johnell Science Award presented to Professor Harry Genant
Harry Genant, Professor Emeritus of the University of California San Francisco, has been named the winner of the International Osteoporosis Foundation's (IOF) first Olof Johnell Science Award.
Apr 18, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Social media can support healthiness of older people
The use of social media by older people can offer valuable additional support in cases of sickness and diseases, new research from the University of Luxembourg has shown.
Apr 16, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Older people may be at greater risk for alcohol impairment than teens, according to Baylor Study
An acute dose of alcohol may cause greater impairment in coordination, learning and memory in the elderly than in young people, according to a study by Baylor University.
Apr 11, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Stressful life events may increase stillbirth risk, NIH network study finds
Pregnant women who experienced financial, emotional, or other personal stress in the year before their delivery had an increased chance of having a stillbirth, say researchers who conducted a National Institutes of Health network study.
Mar 27, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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New centers will lead to enhanced geriatric social work training
The Hartford/GSA National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence has chosen the Boston College and the University of Michigan as the locations of the first two Hartford Academic Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work.
Mar 27, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Nurses can play key role in reducing deaths from world's most common diseases
Nurses and midwives can play a critical role in lessening people's risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes, according to a groundbreaking new report issued by the World Health Organization and co-authored by a UCLA nursing professor.
Mar 19, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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NIH funds research to identify Parkinson's biomarkers
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded a three-year, $900,000 grant to the Center for Biomedical Imaging Statistics at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. The grant will fund the center's biomarker research in Parkinson's disease to identify non-invasive imaging measures that can detect changes in brain function and biochemistry.
Feb 14, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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UIC researcher hopes Salsa dancing can get older Latinos up on their feet
Vigorous activity can improve the physical and mental health of older adults, but for many, particularly Latinos, exercise is not a regular part of their lives, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher.
Feb 6, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Study to test whether hearing aids can help prevent falls
UT Dallas researchers are recruiting patients for a new study aimed at determining a connection between hearing deficits and the likelihood of falls.
Feb 6, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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The potential of psilocybin to alleviate psychological distress in cancer patients is revealed
Improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in recent years have led to a marked increase in patients' physical survival rates. While doctors can treat the physical disease, what is not well understood is how best to address the psychological needs of patients with cancer.
Jan 31, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Diet may not impact certain health outcomes in older persons
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Eating diets high in sugar and fat may not affect the health outcomes of older adults ages 75 and up, suggesting that placing people of such advanced age on overly restrictive diets to treat their excess weight or other conditions may have little benefit, according to researchers at Penn State and Geisinger Healthcare System.
Jan 14, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Gift enables Brown to establish healthy aging initiative
Brown University's Program in Public Health has received a gift from the Irene Diamond Fund to launch a major initiative on healthy aging. The program will work on identifying opportunities for preventive health interventions that can reduce care costs and improve the quality of life for older people. Through the initiative, Brown will work with the Rhode Island Department of Health and community health providers to develop, test, and disseminate successful interventions.
Jan 8, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Early 50s may be key time to reach baby boomers with health messages
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For baby boomers, the peak interest in health issues comes at about age 51, with a second peak coming near age 65, according to a new study.
Nov 15, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Significant relationship between mortality and telomere length discovered
A team of researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has identified a significant relationship between mortality and the length of telomeres, the stretches of DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes, according to a presentation on Nov. 8 at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting in San Francisco.
Nov 8, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Influenza vaccine may reduce risk of heart disease and death
Getting a flu shot may not only protect you from getting sick, it might also prevent heart disease.
Oct 28, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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University of Missouri nursing faculty member admitted to Institute of Medicine
Marilyn Rantz, professor in the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing (MU SSON), has been admitted to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Rantz, a Curators' Professor, University Hospitals and Clinics Professor of Nursing and Helen E. Nahm Chair, has spent the last 30 years working with the aging population and conducting research to improve seniors' quality of life.
Oct 16, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Nursing workloads multiply likelihood of death among black patients over white patients
Older black patients are three times more likely than older white patients to suffer poorer outcomes after surgery, including death, when cared for by nurses with higher workloads, reports research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The large-scale study showed higher nurse workloads negatively affected older surgical patients generally and that the rate was more significant in older black individuals. When the patient-to-nurse ratio increased above 5:1, the odds of patient death increased by 3 percent per additional patient among whites and by 10 percent per additional patient among blacks.
Oct 16, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Report reveals key concerns of UK's aging society
One in six people in England aged over 50 are socially isolated. They have few socially orientated hobbies, little civic or cultural engagement with society, and may have very limited social networks. This was a key finding from the most recent report of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), a comprehensive study that aims to understand the economic, social, psychological and health concerns of an ageing society. The multidisciplinary ELSA research team showed that the least wealthy over-fifties suffer the most social isolation, with the wealthier over 50's half as likely to become socially isolated compared to the least wealthy.
Oct 14, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Secondary osteoporosis: More than what meets the eye!
An SGH study has revealed that considering all osteoporotic patients as having simple osteoporosis and treating all of them alike by putting them on potent long term medication without finding out the cause of their osteoporosis may be ineffective and in most cases downright harmful.
Oct 9, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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GW researcher receives grant to study treatment and cause of cardiovascular disease in HIV patients
In 1980, men and women who were diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) had little to no hope of living long, full lives. Thanks to advances in science and medicine, this is no longer the case. HIV patients now live a near-normal lifespan. However, as patients live longer, new medical issues arise. Michael I. Bukrinsky, M.D., Ph.D., professor of microbiology, immunology, and tropical medicine and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, saw that cardiovascular disease was becoming a major clinical problem in HIV patients. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded him a grant to study the issue further. His research on this topic is in its third year, and in August, he received a supplement of $156,292 to continue his efforts to find a way to help HIV patients better understand treatments for health issues that may arise as they age.
Oct 1, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Scientists discover how the brain ages
The ageing process has its roots deep within the cells and molecules that make up our bodies. Experts have previously identified the molecular pathway that react to cell damage and stems the cell's ability to divide, known as cell senescence.
Sep 12, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Musculoskeletal Health Roundtable recommends action to sustain active and healthy aging
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the Cyprus Society Against Osteoporosis and Musculoskeletal Diseases today hosted an event in Nicosia, Cyprus to call attention to the importance of musculoskeletal health for Europe's growing population of senior citizens.
Sep 6, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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UIC study examines exercise and weight loss for older adults with osteoarthritis
The University of Illinois at Chicago has been awarded a $3 million grant to study the effectiveness of two community-based health promotion programs for older adults with osteoarthritis.
Aug 9, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Ageless education: Researchers create guide for intergenerational classrooms at nursing homes
MANHATTAN, KAN. -- A Kansas State University researcher and writing team are developing ways for nursing home residents and elementary school students to learn in a shared setting: an intergenerational classroom.
Jul 25, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Harvard's Wyss Institute to develop smart suit that improves soldiers' physical endurance
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that it has received a $2.6 million contract (including option) from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a smart suit that helps improve physical endurance for soldiers in the field. The novel wearable system would potentially delay the onset of fatigue, enabling soldiers to walk longer distances, and also potentially improve the body's resistance to injuries when carrying heavy loads.
Jul 19, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Common diabetes drugs associated with increased risk of death
Compared to another popular drug, three widely used diabetes medications are associated with a greater risk of death, a large new analysis finds. The results will be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
Jun 24, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Declining testosterone levels in men not part of normal aging, study finds
A new study finds that a drop in testosterone levels over time is more likely to result from a man's behavioral and health changes than by aging. The study results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
Jun 23, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Georgia Tech launches HomeLab to help companies evaluate home health technologies
Baby boomers have witnessed many technological innovations, and they expect technology to provide them with solutions to help maintain their independence for as long as possible. They are outfitting their homes with products to help them live healthy lifestyles, manage chronic conditions, remember to take medications and remain connected with their caregivers.
Jun 12, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Dementia care model that reduces hospitalizations successfully translated into practice
INDIANAPOLIS -- An innovative model of dementia care that significantly reduces emergency department visits and hospitalizations, and encourages use of medications that are not harmful to older brains, has now been used to treat over 1,000 patients. The Aging Brain Care model was developed by researcher-clinicians from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine.
May 31, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Japanese researchers show that acupuncture can improve skeletal muscle atrophy
A team of Japanese researchers will reveal study results Monday at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting that show how acupuncture therapy mitigates skeletal muscle loss and holds promise for those seeking improved mobility through muscle rejuvenation.
Apr 23, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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A comparison of 2 home exercises to treat vertigo
AURORA, Colo. (April 23, 2012) A CU School of Medicine researcher who suffers from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and had to fix it before she could go to work one day was using a maneuver to treat herself that only made her sicker. So I sat down and thought about it and figured out an alternate way to do it. Then I fixed myself and went in to work and discovered a new treatment for this type of vertigo.
Apr 23, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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HF/E study highlights ways video games can be enhanced for older adults
Advances in technology have brought the video gaming experience closer to that of traditional physical games. Although systems, such as the Wii, that incorporate these features fly off the shelves, the increasingly complex technology may alienate certain segments of the population, including seniors. In their upcoming Ergonomics in Design article, Putting Fun Into Video Games for Older Adults, authors Anne McLaughlin and colleagues conclude that even games for all ages do not adequately meet older adults' needs and suggest how game developers can increase the benefits while reducing the physical, cognitive, and affective costs of play.
Mar 5, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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LGBT seniors face harder old age, national study finds
Aging and health issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender baby boomers have been largely ignored by services, policies and research. These seniors face higher rates of disability, physical and mental distress and a lack of access to services, according to the first study on aging and health in these communities.
Nov 16, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

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AMD-like lesions delayed in mice fed lower glycemic index diet
BOSTON (November 14, 2011) -- Feeding older mice a lower glycemic index (GI) diet consisting of slowly-digested carbohydrates delays the onset of age-related, sight-threatening retinal lesions, according to a new study from the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University.
Nov 14, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

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