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Researchers Develop New Tool to Assess Individual’s Level of Wisdom

Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual’s level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis.

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Working Group Concludes There Is Significant Evidence to Implicate the Role of Microbiota in Blood Pressure Regulation

A recent report from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Working Group on the role of microbiota in blood pressure regulation underscored “there is a critical need to discover novel and innovative ways to address the blood pressure control issue.”

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Change Never Ages

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As the second-oldest state in the nation, West Virginia is in dire need for professionals who can work with its aging population. To meet this need, the School of Social Work at West Virginia University has launched a new undergraduate gerontology minor.

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The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

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People with Schizophrenia Left Out of Longevity Revolution

A team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System has analyzed eight published longitudinal studies of mortality in schizophrenia that met their strict research criteria and found that the mean standardized mortality ratio – a measure of the mortality rate in schizophrenia – has increased 37 percent from pre-1970s studies to post-1970s studies.

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Time to Dial Back on Diabetes Treatment in Some Older Patients? Study Finds 11% Are Over-Treated

Almost 11 percent of Medicare participants with diabetes had very low blood sugar levels that suggested they were being over-treated, a new study finds. But only 14 percent of these patients had a reduction in blood sugar medication refills in the next six months.

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SLU Researcher Discovers How Hibernating Ribosomes Wake Up

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Saint Louis University scientist Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D.,has uncovered the way a bacterial ribosome moves from an inactive to an active form, and how that "wake up call" is key to its survival.

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Researchers Identify Potential Biomarkers of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Patients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the disease in their blood that may be found through special laboratory tests, according to a new study led by AMD researchers based at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

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Marylander Overcomes Injury to Train for Triathlon to Benefit Charitable Foundation

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Dwight Griffith, 60, overcomes back injury, surgery at Mercy Medical Center, on his way to triathlon competition to raise awareness, funds for Griffith NEVER GIVE UP Foundation.

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Small Increases in Physical Activity Reduce Immobility, Disability Risks in Older Adults

Adding 48 minutes of exercise per week is associated with improvements in overall mobility and decreases in risks of disability in older adults who are sedentary, finds a new study led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts.







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