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Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly

Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the ...

Aging & cancer: An enzyme protects chromosomes from oxidative damage

EPFL scientists have identified a protein that caps chromosomes during cell division and protects them from oxidative damage and shortening, which are ...

Researchers discover genetic clue to why people develop disease as they age

DALLAS – Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a key to how the telomerase gene TERT influences the development of disease, opening up the possibility of treatment for some cancers and certain diseases that currently have no treatment options. ... Full story

Ageing with dignity is a basic right

Recently, a close friend observed a proud and dignified elderly woman in care request a trip to the bathroom, only to be told by a caregiver, “Just go in your pull ups dear… we are too busy.” This is a spectre that haunts us all; the notion of having all of our faculties but having lost every shred of dignity and independence. It is a grim thought and we only deal with it by refusing to believe it “could happen to me”. ... Full story

New methods to combat cell damage that accumulates with age

Mitochondrial DNA discoveries by UCLA and Caltech scientists may help to prevent or delay onset of age-related diseases ... Full story

New research clarifies why wounds heal more slowly with age

  Acting older: Five days after an injury to young mouse skin (blue), new skin cells (green) fill the wound (top). When researchers turned down expression ... Full story

Fish oil supplements may improve muscle function in older women

Taking omega-3 supplements could improve muscle function in older women, potentially increasing their quality of life into old age and preventing unnecessary falls and loss of independence. ... Full story

Study reveals cannabis users age faster

A study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found significant detrimental effects to the vascular system from smoking cannabis, including early ageing. ... Full story

Researchers Identify Group of Brain Structural Networks Linked to Loss of Cognitive Function

New Rochelle, NY — The decreased expression of some structural covariance networks (SCNs) in the brain is associated with advancing age, whereas other networks are ... Full story

Natural compound reduces signs of aging in healthy mice

Safety of NMN being tested in small clinical trial in Japan ... Full story

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