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Around the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red foxAround the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red fox

Study: New device can slow, reverse heart failureStudy: New device can slow, reverse heart failure

Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intoleranceGut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance

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Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologiesNature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies

Missing piece found to help solve concussion puzzleMissing piece found to help solve concussion puzzle

Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

Geography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economyGeography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economy

Identified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonationIdentified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonation

Copied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithmsCopied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms

Aging Bulletin - December 2012 Archives


In media coverage of nursing homes, negative stories predominate (12/29/2012)

Analysis of media portrayals of nursing homes finds that negative stories outnumber positive stories by five to one, reports a study in the Dec. issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. ...> Full Article


What causes hot flushes during menopause? (12/28/2012)

What causes hot flushes during menopause?A UA research team has identified a region in the brain that may trigger the uncomfortable surges of heat most women experience in the first few years of menopause. Although the results are not yet directly applicable in helping affected individuals, they provide better understanding of the biological mechanisms involved, a necessary first step for treatments to be developed. ...> Full Article


Who are you calling old? How elderly consumers negotiate their identities (12/26/2012)

Caregivers view elderly consumers as "old" when they can no longer perform everyday consumption activities on their own regardless of their actual age, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. ...> Full Article


Fear of falling may cause social isolation in older adults with vision problems (12/23/2012)

A new study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science found that between 40 to 50 percent of older adults with visually impairing eye disease limit their activities due to a fear of falling. Vision scientists warn that this protective strategy puts seniors at risk for social isolation and disability. ...> Full Article


Can going hungry as a child slow down cognitive decline in later years? (12/22/2012)

People who sometimes went hungry as children had slower cognitive decline once they were elderly compared to people who always had enough food to eat, according to a new study by neurological researchers from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center. ...> Full Article


Paradox of aging: The older we get, the better we feel? (12/10/2012)

Aging has been viewed as a period of progressive decline in physical, cognitive and psychosocial functioning, and is viewed by many as the "number one public health problem" facing Americans today. This negative view of aging contrasts with results of a comprehensive study of 1,006 older adults in San Diego by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Stanford University. ...> Full Article


Group interaction among elderly is the key to significant health outcomes (12/9/2012)

The health benefits of 'water clubs' in care homes for the elderly, where residents gather together regularly to drink water , owe as least as much to the social nature of the activity as to the value of drinking water itself, an investigation by psychologists has shown. ...> Full Article


Studying prevention of cognitive decline (12/8/2012)

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society awarded Victoria Leavitt, Ph.D., a $44,000 grant to study the effects of intellectual enrichment on cognitive decline in individual with multiple sclerosis. Participants in Dr. Leavitt's study will use iPads to engage in home-based activities such as reading, puzzle solving, and games for 12 weeks. Dr. Leavitt, a scientist in Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation, will correlate improvements in cognition with changes in neural network activity on fMRI. ...> Full Article


Prohibitive reimbursement may restrict hospice enrollment in patients requiring high-cost care (12/6/2012)

In the first national survey of enrollment policies at hospices, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Yale University have found that the vast majority of hospices in the United States have at least one enrollment policy that could restrict access for terminally ill Medicare patients with high-cost medical needs. ...> Full Article


Delivered meals help seniors stay in their homes (12/5/2012)

Many older adults need only a little support to stay in their homes, but when that isn't available they can end up in an expensive nursing home where they don't need most of the available services. According to a new study, states that invest more in delivering meals to seniors' homes have lower rates of such "low-care" seniors in nursing homes, after adjusting for several other factors. ...> Full Article


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