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Article ID: 720549

In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity’s role in human longevity

Harvard Medical School

Researchers discover that the activity of the nervous system might influence human longevity Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend life span Protein REST, previously shown to protect aging brains from dementia and other diseases, emerges as a key player in molecular cascade related to aging Findings suggest future avenues for intervention in diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to bipolar disorder

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10-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720704

Does age at migration matter when it comes to mental health?

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

A new study published in The Gerontologist examined whether people who migrate later in life have poorer mental health than those who migrate earlier in life, and whether factors like socioeconomic status, physical health, language skills, and family and social relationships might play a role in that.

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14-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT

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Newswise: UTHealth leads effort to enhance Texas’ financial exploitation investigations of seniors

Article ID: 720574

UTHealth leads effort to enhance Texas’ financial exploitation investigations of seniors

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

An elder abuse team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is partnering with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, district attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and forensic accounting professionals to make it easier to identify and prosecute individuals who prey on senior citizens to exploit them financially.

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11-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720568

Rutgers study examines smoking status, health conditions in older Chinese American men

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

The findings of the study by the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research underscore the need for culturally targeted interventions to prevent and reduce tobacco use, manage chronic disease and screen for lung cancer.

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11-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: New Diagnostic Criteria May Enable Earlier Detection of Cognitive Impairment in Women
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    9-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720221

New Diagnostic Criteria May Enable Earlier Detection of Cognitive Impairment in Women

University of California San Diego Health

Study finds when verbal memory test cut-offs were tailored to patient sex, more female patients and fewer male patients were considered to have amnesic mild cognitive impairment. This could change the way aMCI diagnoses are determined and make it easier to catch the condition in its early stages.

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4-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: App to Improve Lives of Older Adults Is Set for First Major User Tests

Article ID: 720441

App to Improve Lives of Older Adults Is Set for First Major User Tests

University of Alabama Huntsville

Developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) through a collaboration that began in 2015, the app is called mPACT, for mobile Physical Activity Training.

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9-Oct-2019 10:40 AM EDT
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    8-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720272

Who is telling the truth about their health?

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

When researchers or policymakers ask health related questions–which they do a lot–they often rely on self-reported rather than tested health data. Researchers looked into how reliable this type of data is for research and found that self-reported data could be highly biased.

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7-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 720292

Number of depressed over-65s unchanged but antidepressant use soars

University of East Anglia

The proportion of people aged over 65 on antidepressants has more than doubled in two decades - according to new research led by the University of East Anglia.

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7-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 720240

Caregiver burnout: Ways you can avoid it

LifeBridge Health

The responsibility of being a caregiver for a loved one is admirable and gratifying.

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7-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT

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    2-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 719830

Fragmented Physical Activity Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Although reduced physical activity during the day is widely seen as a harbinger of mortality in older people, fragmentation of physical activity—spreading daily activity across more episodes of brief activity—may be an earlier indicator of mortality risk than total amount of daily activity, according to a new study from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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30-Sep-2019 1:00 PM EDT

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