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Altering perception of feeding state may promote healthy aging

Boston, MA — Targeting mechanisms in the central nervous system that sense energy generated by nutrients might yield the beneficial effects of ...

New findings show stark inequalities in ageing as government encourages us to work longer

Changes in pension and employment policies are making it increasingly necessary for older people in the UK to work beyond the age ...

Unexpected Outcomes for Elderly Couples Who Stop Driving

Even when one spouse is able to drive, both partners are less likely to work or volunteer ... Full story

Older drivers can stay safe for longer

Older drivers who lack confidence on the road could benefit from a new training plan being developed by researchers at Aston University. ... Full story

‘Aging in place’ may be the wrong answer for boomers and their parents

Baby boomers trying to pick the best living arrangements for themselves or their parents as they age should be wary of a phrase they coined in their younger years: If it feels good, do it. ... Full story

New evidence on risks of advanced maternal age

Many of the risk factors associated with pregnancy are more harmful when the expectant mother is over 35. According to an extensive, register-based study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland, the risks associated with overweight, smoking, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia are higher in advanced maternal age than in younger expectant mothers. ... Full story

UCI, Italian scientists limit accelerated cellular aging caused by methamphetamine use

Grasp of underlying molecular mechanisms could improve addiction recovery efforts ... Full story

New Finding May Compromise Aging Studies

Research on life expectancy in fruit flies opens up a new line of inquiry into longevity ... Full story

Vulnerable older people at greater risk from inequalities in health behaviours

Older people on lower incomes and living in deprived areas across the island of Ireland have considerably worse health than better off people of the same age, according to a study by researchers from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. ... Full story

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