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Elderly Live Longer In Recessions
2013-10-08 12:59:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The elderly tend to die in higher numbers when the economy is booming versus when its heading for recession, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers analyzed the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of 19 developed countries in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Australia between 1950 and 2008. They also plotted the GDP figures against the numbers of deaths among 40 to 44...

2013-10-07 13:18:53

This press release is in support of a presentation by Dr. Daniel van den Hove on Sunday Oct. 6 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain Increasing evidence suggests that epigenetic regulation is associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and targeting it may one day lead to novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, research suggests. Scientists at The School for Mental Health and Neuroscience at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, have been performing...

2013-09-26 23:37:03

A review of clinical articles published between 1985 and 2012 confirms that increased physical activity and exercise are extremely important for healthy aging, announces Ethical Alternative Products, supplier of premium performance nutritional products focused on maintaining functional ability in older individuals. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 A clinical review from geriatricians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that mobility limitations are a litmus test for...

2013-09-25 10:35:00

A study from the UK reveals that, in the population of Scotland, UK, life expectancy for people with type 1 diabetes has improved substantially, and this improvement should now be reflected in life insurance and other relevant policies for those with the condition. The research is by, Professor Helen Colhoun and Shona Livingstone, University of Dundee, UK, and colleagues on behalf of the Scottish Diabetes Research Network, and is presented at this year's annual meeting of the European...

2013-09-04 07:56:37

Salk and TSRI findings on long-lived proteins may lead to better understanding of the molecular basis of aging Proteins are the chief actors in cells, carrying out the duties specified by information encoded in our genes. Most proteins live only two days or less, ensuring that those damaged by inevitable chemical modifications are replaced with new functional copies. In a new study published August 29 in Cell, a team led by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and...

One Gene Adds To Mouse Longevity
2013-08-30 08:32:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have extended the average lifespan of a group of mice by lowering the expression of a single gene. The lifespan of the mice was increased by about 20 percent, or the equivalent of raising the average human life span by 16 years, from 79 to 95. The researchers focused on a gene called mTOR, which is involved in metabolism and energy balance, and might be connected with an...

2013-08-29 23:32:06

September is Healthy Aging Month and a new research study points to genetics and lifestyle factors as critical to a healthy lifespan, announced Ethical Alternative products, supplier of premium products for countering oxidative stress and maintaining healthy joints. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 A new research study conducted by Serena Dato et al.*, and published in the August 2013 issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, cites oxidative stress as both the cause and...

2013-08-29 23:18:15

Home Care Assistance’s Healthy Longevity Webinar Series' next installment will be presented by leading psychologist and award-winning author, Dr. Leslie Martin, on September 4th at 11 AM PST/ 2 PM EST. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Home Care Assistance of San Diego, North America's leading provider of in-home care, is dedicated to collaborating with industry leaders on community education initiatives around health, wellness and quality of life. In line with the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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