Latest Ageing Stories

2012-07-04 06:25:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New fruit fly research sheds light on fatty acid metabolism in muscle, which could ultimately have implications for people who restrict calories in the hopes of gaining a longer life. Fruit flies on dietary restriction need to be physically active in order to reap the lifespan extending benefits that come from their simple diet. If this same principle holds true in humans, those who restrict calories in their diets need to make sure that they eat enough to avoid...

Could The Naked Mole Rat Hold The Secret Of Longevity?
2012-07-03 11:20:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The naked mole rat is well-known for its longer lifespan, living on average for 30 years. The East African native, when compared to humans, shows little sign of decline due to aging, maintaining high activity, bone health, reproductive capacity, and cognitive ability throughout its lifetime. Now a collaborative of researchers in Israel and the United States is working to uncover the secret to the small mammal's long and very busy...

Easter Island Drug Could Boost Cognitive Function
2012-07-01 10:13:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rapamycin, an immunosuppressant typically used to prevent rejection in organ transplants, could help prevent diminishing cognitive skills, including memory retention, associated with aging or Alzheimer's disease, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have discovered. In a June 29 press release, the researchers said that they added the drug, which was first discovered in an Easter Island soil...

Loneliness Affects Mortality Risk
2012-06-19 06:00:57

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Thoughts of neglect. Feelings of isolation. These are symptoms evaluated in two new studies that examined the influence of loneliness on increased risk of mortality. One study, conducted by Dr. Jacob A. Udell of the Brigham and Women´s Hospital of the Harvard Medical School in Boston and his colleagues, found that living alone was connected with increased mortality and cardiovascular risk for particular age groups. They looked at data from the global...

2012-06-16 01:09:40

Has your memory failed you today, such as struggling to recall a word that's "on the tip of your tongue?" If so, you're not alone. New University of Michigan research indicates that "tip-of-the-tongue" errors happen often to adults ages 65-92. In a study of 105 healthy, highly-educated older adults, 61 percent reported this memory mishap. The study's participants completed a checklist of the memory errors made in the last 24 hours, as well as several other tests. About half of them...

2012-06-15 23:00:30

KC Craichy, Author of The Super Health Diet and Founder & CEO of Living Fuel, Applauds The Work of Dr. Luigi Fontana and His Research Team Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been studying the effects of caloric restriction on aging and longevity for many years. In an article published recently in the journal Aging Cell, Dr. Fontana reported that the team´s study evaluated heart rate...

2012-06-12 07:32:00

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com With food items like cheese and wine, it´s thought that a longer time of preparation will give it a better taste. This idea of age affecting quality was highlighted in a new study by Northwestern University scientists. A recent study by researchers at Northwestern University found that people whose fathers and grandfathers waited until they were older to have children tended to have a higher amount of resources for the body to repair cells and tissues....

2012-06-07 08:37:09

People who restrict their caloric intake in an effort to live longer have hearts that function more like those in people who are 20 years younger. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a key measure of the heart´s ability to adapt to physical activity, stress, sleep and other factors that influence the rate at which the heart pumps blood, doesn´t decline nearly as rapidly in people who have significantly restricted their caloric...

2012-06-01 09:21:20

Walking the dog. Skipping. These are all exercises that incorporate steps, something that is especially necessary for older adults. A new study by researchers at the University of Western Sydney, published in the journal Annals of Family Medicine, found that pedometers could possibly encourage the elderly to mix in more physical activity in their daily schedules. The findings showed that giving older adults a pedometer motivated them to seek exercise and was more successful than simply...

Word of the Day
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.