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Reaction time is not merely an indicator of age related physiological deteriorations but rather an indicator of the brain's more basic information processing ability.
Genes that control the timing of organ formation also control timing of aging and death, and provide evidence of a biological timing mechanism for aging.
Older Americans enjoy good health for a longer period than previously realized, and many factors that compromise health in the elderly can be modified to maintain their health.
Among elderly patients with profound hearing loss, age at time of receipt of an electronic hearing device known as a cochlear implant does not predict subsequent hearing ability.
Patients aged 80 and older, due to aging, have a higher risk of death and disease than younger patients after undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
When it comes to focusing on a task amid distractions, some folks more than 60 years old are as mentally sharp as 22 year olds.
Scientists have identified the gene responsible for controlling a first key step in the creation of new life.
Age standardized death rates from all causes have decreased since the 1960s.
Moderate reduction of the protein level protects against tumor formation but increases susceptibility to tissue injury.
A research team has found that a class of experimental anti cancer drugs also shows promise in laboratory studies for treating a fatal genetic disorder that causes premature aging.
Researchers have discovered a potential reason why learning and memory function declines with age: aging brains produce lower levels of critical growth factors that fuel the birth of new neurons in the hippocampus.
Identical twins lose some fundamental similarities as they grow older, a new study reports.
The need for viable exercise avenues for seniors has never been greater. A full one third of seniors nationwide participate in no leisure time physical activity.Aging and Fitness
Jerry Hansen came to the UW Health Sports Medicine Center's Senior Health and Fitness Day hoping to reclaim the good exercise habits he lost in the past few years.
Hansen, 78 and a 52-year Madison resident, maintained a consistently active lifestyle before April, 2004, when his right hip had to be replaced.
Aging alone is not a reason for becoming inactive. The secrets of successful aging may be found among the nearly 10,400 senior athletes.
For those of you who may not have followed good health rules in your younger days, is there something you can still do to preserve your health now.
Variation in Gene That Regulates Immune Response Causes Age Related Macular Degeneration When Triggered, Study Shows
The real culprit was identified: carpal tunnel syndrome. There are two kinds of surgery available for carpal tunnel syndrome: open surgery and endoscopic surgery.
Aging has long been recognized as the worst risk factor for chronic ailments like atherosclerosis, which clogs arteries and leads to heart attacks and stroke.
Middle aged subjects with high blood pressure showed more of a slowing in cognitive performance tests than did older adults with high blood pressure.
Study: the body's control of blood pressure depends as much on other organs in the body as on kidneys.
Pulmonologists have linked a gene to the lung irritation commonly suffered following chronic exposure to ozone, a major component of urban air pollution. The lung is constantly exposed to a broad spectrum of environmental toxins, which can impact the severity of asthma.