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EMPOWER for health act highlights a rare but important bipartisan priority: supporting us all as we age

Among several legislative proposals slated for a vote today in the U.S. House of Representatives, one in particular offers a glimpse at something unique: Bipartisan collaboration and support. But as experts from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) observe, that may be because the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and Readiness (EMPOWER) for Health […]

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Lifetime effects of poverty take toll in older age

Childhood disadvantage is directly related to levels of physical, mental and social health in older age, according to new research from Massey University. Psychology researchers from the Health in Ageing Research Team (HART) investigated the lifetime effects of childhood deprivation, education, and adult wealth on health in older age. They say the study emphasizes the […]

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Age and Stress significantly increase the risk of disease

Age and Stress affect the immune system, from the epigenetic level With age increases the risk of many diseases and also in the case of high stress, increased diseases and inflammation processes in the body are to determine the levels. Researchers from the Max-Planck-Institute for psychiatry have now to examine which epigenetic processes might be […]

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Evidence found of neurogenesis in people up to age 87

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Spain has found evidence of neurogenesis in the brains of people right up to old age. In their paper published in the journal Nature Medicine, the group describes their study of the brains of recently deceased people and what they found. Over the past several years, […]

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Cancer genes’ age and function strongly influence their mutational status

Researchers have provided new insight on why some genes that formed during the evolution of the earliest animals on earth are particularly impaired (or dysregulated) by specific mechanisms during cancer development. Their study, published today in eLife, suggests investigating the implications of this dysregulation for the entire function of cancer cells may provide useful insights […]

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What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 — Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life. When bone density drops but isn’t yet at the level of osteoporosis, it’s called osteopenia. Osteopenia affects more than 33 million Americans over age 50, men […]