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Researchers measure ageing process in young adults

A research team from King’s College London and Duke University in the United States has found that the process of ageing is ...

Method to measure pace of aging in young people developed

A new method to determine biological aging in people still in their twenties and thirties has emerged from analysing data from participants ...

UC researchers' innovative aged care ideas

University of Canberra academics have taken home three prizes at the InnovAGE Aged Care Hackathon, for their use of new technology to improve the lives of older Australians. ... Full story

Everyday Access to Nature Improves Quality of Life in Older Adults

Can access to nature affect the health and wellbeing of older adults? Results from a recent study highlight the importance of everyday contact with nature for wellbeing in later life. ... Full story

Boys more likely to have antipsychotics prescribed, regardless of age

NIH-funded study is the first look at antipsychotic prescriptions patterns in the U.S. ... Full story

Age with optimism and live longer

by Marketing and Communications - Looking forward: two participants from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing ... Full story

South Africa is failing to address malnutrition in its older people

The traditional extended family system has eroded in much of sub-Saharan Africa, leaving many older people who traditionally depended on this support vulnerable. In rural households, young people often migrate to cities in search of employment. International emigration and the pandemic of HIV/AIDS have also taken their toll. ... Full story

Study on how to improve wellbeing in later years

Ageing can be challenging for many reasons as people come to terms with loss of mobility, independence, friends and social activities as well as increased loneliness, disability and isolation. ... Full story

Pitt Researchers Find Link Between Neighborhood Quality and Cellular Aging

PITTSBURGH – Regardless of chronological age, people who live in neighborhoods with high crime, noise and vandalism are biologically more than a decade older than those who do not, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh. The findings were published online today in PLOS One. ... Full story

Age-Related Inflammatory Processes Facilitate Development of COPD

Neuherberg - At present, there is a lack of effective treatments that target the causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Scientists of the Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC) at Helmholtz Zentrum München are therefore investigating the molecular causes of COPD in order to intervene specifically. ... Full story

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