Researchers have found that rapamycin, a compound that has antifungal and antibiotic properties, found in the soil at Easter Island, extended the lifespan of mice who were fed the potential anti-aging chemical. Rapamycin could become a genuine anti-aging treatment that could promote quality of life with aging.
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U.S. seniors performed significantly better than their counterparts in England on standard tests of memory and cognitive function, according to a new study.
The study is the first known international comparison of cognitive function in nationally representative samples of older adults in the United States and England. The report is published in the June 25 peer-reviewed journal BMC Geriatrics.
Reforming health care is currently one of President Obama’s top domestic priorities. The factors in this overhaul include prior health conditions, cost and possibly life expectancy.
Loss of muscle strength, speed and dexterity is a common consequence of aging, and a well-established risk factor for death, disability and dementia. Yet little is known about how and why motor decline occurs when it is not a symptom of disease.
Now, researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that, among the elderly, less frequent participation in social activities is associated with a more rapid decline in motor function. The study is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Anti-Aging Formulas, LLC, announced the results of a pilot clinical trial on the use of the Renuva System, two anti-aging nutritional supplements formulated to support the natural production and release of human growth hormone (HGH). Results of the clinical trial showed a clear increase in HGH after use of the Renuva System products.
Not everyone declines in cognitive function with age. Elderly people who exercise at least once a week, have at least a high school education and a ninth grade literacy level, are not smokers and are more socially active are more likely to maintain their cognitive skills through their 70s and 80s, according to research published in the print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Exposing the body to small amounts of oxidative stress may promote longevity according to the results of a new study. The findings are contrary to the widely held notion that consuming antioxidants delays the aging process and increases lifespan. New research shows that oxidative stress may be disease protective and lead to a longer life.
The Government of Canada today announced a new study that will increase the understanding of common health problems affecting seniors. David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health.
"This long-term study of 50,000 Canadians will look into the many factors affecting us as we age, while at the same time creating several new science-related jobs," said Minister Aglukkaq. "This information will be used to improve the health and quality of life of older Canadians."
In recognition of National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, Atlantic County Seniors age 60 years and older are invited to a “bone up your health” workshop to learn more about promoting bone health and preventing falls.