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2013-04-09 18:18:21

Older adults who categorize themselves as old and frail encourage attitudinal and behavioral confirmation of that identity. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by Krystal Warmoth and colleagues at University of Exeter Medical School, which is being presented today, 9th April 2013, at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Harrogate, UK. Krystal Warmoth interviewed 29 older adults in the South West of England face-to-face. Interviews conducted asked about their...

Less Children Mean Longer Life?
2013-03-27 15:57:55

University of Gothenburg New research into ageing processes, based on modern genetic techniques, confirms theoretical expectations about the correlation between reproduction and lifespan. Studies of birds reveal that those that have offspring later in life and have fewer broods live longer. And the decisive factor is telomeres, shows research from The University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of chromosomes. The length of telomeres influences how...

Aging In America: We Should Look Abroad For Elderly Care Examples
2013-03-21 06:15:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A professor at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) says that Americans could learn a thing or two about how to improve the quality of life for the elderly. Aging expert M.C. Terry Hokenstad, PhD, social work professor in aging from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU, calls his findings "lessons from abroad," based on comparison of the US system of health care for the aging and other nations. He found that...

2013-03-17 23:02:15

Recently launched by the skin professionals at Facial Attraction, Australians are finally getting to experience the effects of the highly sought after Meso Anti-Ageing treatment. Leading skin specialist Ms. Kirsty Warren says “People in the U.S. and Europe have used Meso for years, it was time to bring it to Australia because the results are amazing and there´s no down-time.” (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 Facial Attraction has recently unveiled the Meso Anti-Ageing treatment in...

DNA Strand Length Can Predict Heart Disease Death
2013-03-11 20:36:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Univere Online Researchers studying more than 3,500 patients with heart disease say the length of DNA strands can help predict life expectancy. Scientists at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City presented a new study March 9 at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session in San Francisco, claiming they were able to predict survival rates among patients with heart disease. The...

2013-02-20 10:36:10

Among healthy adults who were administered a cold virus, those with shorter telomere length (a structure at the end of a chromosome) in certain cells were more likely to develop experimentally-induced upper respiratory infection than participants with longer telomeres, according to results of preliminary research published in the February 20 issue of JAMA. Telomeres shorten with each cell division and function as protective caps to prevent erosion of genomic DNA during cell division....


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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