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Secrets of old age revealed

Leading health specialists last night called on the Welsh public to take responsibility for their own health by adopting a healthier lifestyle ...

Cost of Informal Caregiving for U.S. Elderly Is $522 Billion Annually

The price tag for informal caregiving of elderly people by friends and relatives in the United States comes to $522 billion a ...

Cause of Ageing Remains Elusive

Study headed by the University of Bonn: the role of free radicals remains unresolved ... Full story

Improving compassion and care for older people

Researchers at the University of Southampton are launching a study to improve the compassion and care experienced by older people on hospital wards. ... Full story

Anti-ageing researcher David Sinclair to showcase new technologies that turn back the clock

Two of the world’s leading anti-ageing researchers will use the 2014 UNSW Medicine Dean's Lecture to present new technology and breakthroughs that will enable us to live longer, healthier lives. ... Full story

Researchers at Brunel University London find choice is key to the health and wellbeing of older workers

By 2030 there will be a 50% increase in people aged 65 and over who will be working. ... Full story

Older adults satisfied with aging more likely to seek health screenings

ANN ARBOR—Adults over 50 who feel comfortable about aging are more proactive in getting preventive health care services, a new University of Michigan study found. ... Full story

Positive subliminal messages on aging improve physical functioning in elderly

By Michael Greenwood - Older individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. ... Full story

New Study Highlights Health Benefits of Social Engagement Among Older People

A study investigating the impacts of loneliness on older people in Ireland conducted by Professor Brian Lawlor, Connolly Norman Professor of Old Age Psychiatry and Clinical Director, NEIL Programmme at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, has demonstrated a decrease in loneliness among those who received a volunteer visit to promote social connection for 10 weeks compared to usual treatment. ... Full story

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