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Joslin Discovery May Hold Clues to Treatments that Slow Aging and Prevent Age-Related Chronic Disease

BOSTON – December 15, 2014 – In a study published today by Nature, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center used a microscopic worm ...

Older people aren't only lonely at Christmas

The Campaign to End Loneliness is calling for more support for older people all year round following research from Brunel that shows ...

Training elderly in social media improves well-being and combats isolation

Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according to a landmark study carried out in the UK. ... Full story

How fast you age depends on your parents

In the hunt for better knowledge on the aging process, researchers from Lund University have now enlisted the help of small birds. A new study investigates various factors which affect whether chicks are born with long or short chromosome ends, called telomeres. ... Full story

Is care best in the West? Study finds racial gaps in Medicare Advantage persist across U.S., except in West

Black seniors elsewhere in U.S. still less likely than whites, Hispanics & Asians to have blood pressure, diabetes & cholesterol in control ... Full story

UEA research to improve older people’s access to GP

New research at the University of East Anglia (UEA) will investigate how to help the growing number of older people who have difficulty accessing their GP. ... Full story

Study offers future hope for tackling signs of ageing

Team identifies ‘markers’ to spot old cells in the body – offering hope in the fight against cancer and ageing ... Full story

Always look on the bright side of ageing

Researchers in China tend to be pessimistic about population ageing, particularly its economic consequences, says Li Zhao, a PhD student from the University of Science and Technology in eastern China. ... Full story

Manchester researchers develop computer games to prevent falls in the elderly

A team from Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and The University of Manchester has developed new computer games in collaboration with MIRA Rehab Limited and tested by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Falls Prevention Team and its patients, designed to significantly reduce the likelihood of falls at home and in the community among older people. ... Full story

Half a million California seniors fall repeatedly but many don’t seek medical attention

UCLA study finds health care workers also often fail to counsel seniors on preventing future falls ... Full story

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