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Age no bar to quick decision making


December 28th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Age is no bar to quick decision making. Older people can be trained to respond faster in decision-making tasks even though ageing brains seem to slow ... Read more...

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Get married, drink wine to live longer


October 21st, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) If you want to live longer, keep your stress to a minimum, get married and have a glass of wine every night, new research says.Researchers found ... Read more...

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Centenarians possess genes for a ripe age


August 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The secret behind why some people live for 100 years may lie in their genes and not in a healthy lifestyle, a research says."Centenarians may ... Read more...

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Aging and longevity linked to specific brain region in mice


July 29th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): In a study on mice engineered to produce a protein showed that a specific brain region, called the hypothalamus governs aging and longevity.The researchers found that mice engineered ... Read more...

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Vitamin E ‘cuts Alzheimer’s risk’


July 8th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A Swedish study has revealed that high levels of several vitamin E components in the blood are associated with a decreased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD) in advanced ... Read more...

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Going barefoot in home may contribute to falls among elderly


June 24th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A new research has suggested that elderly people should avoid going barefoot, or wearing slippers or socks with no shoes to prevent serious injuries, including fractures, sprains, dislocations, ... Read more...

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Irregular medication use increases seniors’ chances of falling


May 20th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new study says that older adults increase their chances of falling by not taking their medications as directed.This new finding comes from a recent study of ... Read more...

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Old age falling tied to altered blood flow in brain


May 18th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Altered blood flow in the brain due to high blood pressure and other conditions may lead to falls in elderly people, a new study has shown.The research has ... Read more...

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Dietary protein may help prevent hip fractures


May 5th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Higher levels of dietary protein may protect seniors from hip fractures, a new study claims.The new study was conducted by the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife ... Read more...

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Beware: Sodas, junk food speed up aging


April 28th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) High levels of phosphates may add more "pop" to sodas and junk food but they also speed up aging, research says. They may also increase the prevalence and ... Read more...

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Excessive alcohol intake may increase cancer risk


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Excessive alcohol intake may increase the risk of cancer and even lead to premature aging, research shows. This is due to shortening of telomeres, a region of DNA sequences ... Read more...

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Coming soon: ‘live to 100′ pill that could eliminate diabetes, Alzheimer’s


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A pill that allows people to live beyond 100 and eliminates Alzheimer's, diabetes and heart disease is being developed by scientists.In a New York study, boffins have found ... Read more...

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Advanced dementia should be treated as terminal illness: Study


October 15th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that late-stage dementia should be considered as a terminal illness."Dementia is a terminal illness. As the end of life approaches, the pattern in ... Read more...

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Wearing high heels can make women wince later in life


September 29th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Wearing high heels early in life can make women wince in pain in later years, says a new research. Men, however, do not experience the same foot pain as ... Read more...

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High heels can lead to severe foot pain in later life


September 29th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Stilettos, high boots and seemingly innocent sandals can cause severe foot pain later in life, a new study has warned.Researchers at the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew ... Read more...

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Middle-aged mice fed with antibiotic live longer


July 10th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Middle-aged mice, fed with the anti-biotic rapamycin, lived between nine and 14 percent longer than other mice, according to a new study. The drug has the potential to ... Read more...

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Genes that influence the onset of menstruation identified


May 30th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers have identified genes that influence the start of menstruation, a milestone of female reproductive health that has lifelong influences on overall health.The team ... Read more...

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Four new suspect genes behind Alzheimer’’s disease identified


October 31st, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): In a study on family-based gene scan of Alzheimer''s disease, scientists have discovered the sites of four novel genes that may significantly influence risk for the most ... Read more...

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Scientists on track to slow down aging in humans


March 13th, 2008 - 11:11 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified 25 genes regulating lifespan in two organisms separated by 1.5 billion years - of which 15 are very similar to that of humans. And thanks ... Read more...

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Genetic mutations may boost human lifespan


March 5th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have revealed that genetic mutations in cell-signalling pathway may boost human lifespan.The team examined the genes involved ... Read more...

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Gingko biloba may not help prevent cognitive decline


February 28th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 28 (ANI): Taking the supplement ginkgo biloba does not have any benefits in preventing cognitive decline, says a new study.The three year long study, led by Hiroko Dodge, PhD, ... Read more...

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