Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments

An algorithm that analyses MRI images and automatically detects small changes in knee joints over time could be used in the development of new treatments for arthritis.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering imaging osteoarthritis ageing magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri

How 20th-century 'rejuvenation' techniques gave rise to the modern anti-ageing industry

At-home electrical 'therapies', hormone treatments, and skin 'foods' were just some of the popular treatments people used to look and feel younger.

James Stark, Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, University of Leeds • conversation
May 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  ageing  anti-ageing  cosmetics  hormone-therapy  skincare

Moderate exercise in middle and older age cuts time spent in hospital

Men and women aged 40–79 are at significantly lower (25–27%) risk of long or frequent hospital admissions if they do some form of physical activity, a new study suggests.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: public-health hospital exercise ageing

Coronavirus: the puzzle of why the risk of death is greater for men and for the elderly

Some things about COVID-19 still don't add up.

Jeremy Rossman, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Virology and President of Research-Aid Networks, University of Kent • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus immune-system ageing

Coronavirus: does testosterone really make infectious diseases worse in men?

The science is not so clear cut.

Daniel Kelly, Lecturer in Biochemistry, Sheffield Hallam University • conversation
April 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 immune-system ageing testosterone male-health

Coronavirus: does testosterone make infectious diseases worse in men?

The science is not so clear cut.

Daniel Kelly, Lecturer in Biochemistry, Sheffield Hallam University • conversation
April 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 immune-system ageing testosterone male-health

Why you get shorter as you age

...and how to prevent it happening.

Adam Hawkey, Associate Professor, School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences, Solent University • conversation
March 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  anatomy  ageing  spine  height

Scientists discover 'why stress turns hair white'

Acute stress damages stem cells that control hair and skin colour, a study suggests.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 22, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: stem-cells ageing

Antidepressant use more than doubles among over 65s in two decades

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 Cambridge and University of East Anglia (UEA).

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 7, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health mental-health depression mrc-cognitive-function-and-ageing-study-cfas ageing antidepressants

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