Video: How will society change as the US population ages?

Americans 65 and older are living longer. The change toward longer old age in the U.S. will have profound effects on health care needs, families and what it means to be old.

Marcia G. Ory, Regents and Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, Texas A&M University • conversation
Sept. 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  aging  geriatrics  demographics  elder-care  healthy-aging

Machine learning models predict mice lifespan

Researchers have built two machine learning models that gauge biological age and predict remaining lifespan in mice.

Stephanie Dutchen • harvard
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-technology machine-learning harvard-medical-school blavatnik-institute aging david-sinclair alice-kane michael-schultz

Diabetes during pregnancy may speed up child’s aging

Children born to moms who had gestational diabetes were "older" than their actual age, a new study shows. They were also at higher risk of health problems.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: diabetes pregnancy aging childrens-health health-and-medicine

Protein insight could cut osteoporosis therapy side effects

A new technique "offers potential to avoid increased fracture risks in osteoporosis patients and to maintain healthy bone for improved quality of life."

National University of Singapore • futurity
Sept. 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: aging osteoporosis bones health-and-medicine

Does forgetting a name or word mean that I have dementia?

September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and therefore a good time to talk about dementia. Alzheimer's is the most common dementia, but there are others to be aware of, a gerontologist explains.

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Associate Professor Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  alzheimers-disease  depression  dementia  anxiety  aging  delirium  memory-loss

Extra genome copies might protect aging fruit fly brains

The discovery that fruit fly brains add chromosomes as an anti-aging defense may help answer questions about human age-related brain disease.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 27, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: aging brains fruit-flies science-and-technology chromosomes

Confidence eases shift from pediatric to adult care

Young people with chronic disease need help transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, researchers say. The key to making it easier? Confidence.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Aug. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers aging physicians health-and-medicine pediatrics

Fall risk rises for older adults before and after hospitalization

The risk older adults will fall rises before and after a hospitalization. The research indicates that falls can be a sign of underlying health issues.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: aging hospitals older-adults health-and-medicine falls

Trauma may increase cognitive decline with age

People who experienced trauma faced greater cognitive decline as they aged as compared to people who didn't face trauma, a new study shows.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cognition memory aging trauma brains health-and-medicine

Worse memory with age? It may just be ‘different’

Rather than having "worse" memories as we age, it may just be that the way memory works changes over time, researchers report.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: memory aging brains older-adults health-and-medicine

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