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.
Sept. 25, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: aging geriatrics demographics elder-care healthy-aging
Researchers have built two machine learning models that gauge biological age and predict remaining lifespan in mice.
Tags: science-technology machine-learning harvard-medical-school blavatnik-institute aging david-sinclair alice-kane michael-schultz
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.
Tags: diabetes pregnancy aging childrens-health health-and-medicine
A new technique "offers potential to avoid increased fracture risks in osteoporosis patients and to maintain healthy bone for improved quality of life."
Tags: aging osteoporosis bones health-and-medicine
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.
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: alzheimers-disease depression dementia anxiety aging delirium memory-loss
The discovery that fruit fly brains add chromosomes as an anti-aging defense may help answer questions about human age-related brain disease.
Tags: aging brains fruit-flies science-and-technology chromosomes
Young people with chronic disease need help transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, researchers say. The key to making it easier? Confidence.
Tags: teenagers aging physicians health-and-medicine pediatrics
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.
Tags: aging hospitals older-adults health-and-medicine falls
People who experienced trauma faced greater cognitive decline as they aged as compared to people who didn't face trauma, a new study shows.
Tags: cognition memory aging trauma brains health-and-medicine
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