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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?

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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'

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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

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Aging Bulletin - May 2014 Archives


Keeping active pays off even in your 70s and 80s (5/31/2014)

Older people who undertake at least 25 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise everyday need fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency, new research has revealed. ...> Full Article


Moderate-intensity physical activity program for older adults reduces mobility problems (5/30/2014)

Among older adults at risk of disability, participation in a structured moderate-intensity physical activity program, compared with a health education intervention, significantly reduced the risk of major mobility disability (defined in this trial as loss of ability to walk 400 meters, or about a quarter mile), according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting. ...> Full Article


Study proves physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults (5/29/2014)

It's something we've all heard for years: exercise can help keep older adults healthy. But now a study, the first of its kind to look at frail, older adults, proves that physical activity can help these people maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability. ...> Full Article


Being Sardinian puts a smile on the face of the elderly (5/28/2014)

Residents of the Italian island of Sardinia are known for their longevity. Now, a new study also shows that elderly Sardinians are less depressed and generally are in a better mental frame of mind than peers living elsewhere. The study, led by Maria Chiara Fastame and Maria Pietronilla Penna of the University of Cagliari and Paul Hitchcott from the Southampton Solent University, is published in Springer's journal Applied Research in Quality of Life. ...> Full Article


Decision to jettison end of life Liverpool Care Pathway 'too extreme' (5/26/2014)

The decision to jettison the approach to care of the dying, known as the Liverpool Care Pathway, was 'too extreme,' given that its principles are widely regarded as among the best examples of palliative care in the world, argues a senior ethicist in the Journal of Medical Ethics. ...> Full Article


Cost-saving, coordinated brain care model for older adults attracting nationwide interest (5/22/2014)

Cost-saving, coordinated brain care model for older adults attracting nationwide interestThe Center for Health Innovation & Implementation Science's population health management program is working to redesign care of older adults with goal of health improvement at lower cost. In a study published in the April 2014 issue of the journal Health Affairs, the ABC model was shown to generate an annual net cost savings of up to $2,856 per patient. ...> Full Article


Researcher and team explore broader definition of successful aging (5/21/2014)

Researcher and team explore broader definition of successful agingIn an article published today in Journal of Transcultural Nursing, University of Louisville School of Nursing assistant professor Valerie Lander McCarthy, Ph.D., RN, and her team explore whether a broader definition of successful aging could positively influence research, clinical practice and health policy in the United States and China. ...> Full Article


Study shows dementia patients benefit from holistic exercise program (5/20/2014)

While dementia patients can often suffer from depression and declining physical and mental ability, exercise has been shown to help improve both their physical and psychological wellbeing. Researchers at Teesside University in the UK investigated how combining cognitive activities and elements of yoga, tai chi, qigong and meditation with routine physical exercise affected dementia patients. They found that a holistic exercise program focusing on both mind and body can help improve quality of life for dementia patients. ...> Full Article


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