Aging News

Good Sleep in Middle Age Can Improve Cognition

June 17th, 2014
A new study finds that when middle-aged or older people receive six to nine hours of sleep they think better than those sleeping fewer or more hours. The University of Oregon-led study reaffirms numerous small-scale studies in the United States, Western Europe, and ...

Smokers, Passive Smokers at Greater Risk for Hearing Loss

June 8th, 2014
Smokers, Passive Smokers at Greater Risk for Hearing LossSmokers and passive smokers (those who inhale secondhand smoke) are at greater risk for hearing loss, according to a new study by the University of Manchester. The ...

High Levels of Brain Protein Tied to Depression Found in Pre-menopausal Women

June 7th, 2014
High Levels of Brain Protein Tied to Depression Found in Pre-menopausal WomenWomen nearing menopause have higher levels of a brain protein linked to depression than both younger and menopausal women, according to a new ...

Depression, Health Factors Can Hamper Memory — At Any Age

June 5th, 2014
Depression, Health Factors Can Hamper Memory -- At Any AgeResearchers have discovered that depression, inadequate exercise, or high blood pressure can lead individuals of all ages to experience memory problems. For the study, University of ...

Bilingualism Can Slow Cognitive Decline from Aging

June 3rd, 2014
Bilingualism Can Slow Cognitive Decline from AgingA new study in the journal Annals of Neurology finds speaking two or more languages, even for those who acquired the second language in adulthood, may slow down cognitive decline ...

Depression Linked with Early Death for Older Diabetics

June 1st, 2014
Study Finds Link Between Depression and Early Death for Older Diabetics A new study links depression to a far greater chance for early death among diabetics age 65 and older than people of the same ...

New Research Shows Environment May Factor Into Autism

June 1st, 2014
New Research Shows Environmental Influences May Cause AutismNew research has found that some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may result from environmental influences rather than gene mutations. Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of ...

Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric Disorders

May 31st, 2014
Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric DisordersThe sudden loss of a loved one can trigger a variety of psychiatric disorders in people with no history of mental illness, according to a new ...

Older Adults Benefit from Positive Social Networks

May 29th, 2014
Older Adults Benefit from Positive Social Networks The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The importance of ...

Tai Chi May Slow Aging

May 29th, 2014
Tai Chi May Slow AgingA new study suggests the traditional Chinese martial art and sport called tai chi may replenish stem cells. In a group of young people, investigators compared tai chi with brisk walking or ...