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Better end-of-life care for Australians from all walks of life

Aged care facilities across Australia will receive Federal Government funding to form collaborative links with palliative services to cater for our ageing ...

Age no barrier to learning

It’s never too late to follow your dreams. Just ask Eileen Whitehead, who will soon graduate from ECU with a Doctor of ...

Being clear about death and dying

UNSW researchers have developed an assessment tool that helps doctors and caregivers more accurately identify elderly patients whose death is imminent and unavoidable at the time of hospital admission. The CriSTAL (Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate aLternative care) tool identifies patients who are likely to die within a three-month period. ... Full story

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers of cells for study. ... Full story

New study finds UK failing adults with life-limiting condition

Adults in the UK with Duchenne muscular dystrophy are being failed on critical medical checks that could lengthen their lives, according to research published by Newcastle University. ... Full story

Debunking exercise myths: Tips to enjoy a lifestyle that can prevent premature aging

AURORA, Co. – New Year's has become synonymous with a desire to change your lifestyle – in fact, 4 in 10 individuals have been said to made resolutions to lose weight. But what about individuals who are facing physical limitations to weight loss and other barriers to healthy living? ... Full story

Psychologists Conducting Cognitive Screening, Research on Aging

Members of the Department of Psychology at Saint Louis University are seeking volunteers for a free memory screening and participation in ongoing studies on the psychology of aging. ... Full story

Study suggests increase in falls among the elderly

Researchers surprised by findings indicating increase in falls not due to aging population ... Full story

Is there a connection between heavy metals and aging?

Study in C. elegans shows excess iron promotes aging ... Full story

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