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New genes identified in hearing loss, providing treatment hope
A new study published today in The American Journal of Human Genetics has identified 44 genes linked to age-related hearing loss giving a much clearer understanding of how the condition develops and potential treatments. (2019-09-26)
Body's ageing process accelerated by DNA changes, study suggests
DNA changes throughout a person's life can significantly increase their susceptibility to heart conditions and other age-related diseases, research suggests. (2019-09-03)
Pinpointing the molecular mechanisms of aging
Although each and every one of us goes through it, aging is a poorly understood process. (2019-08-13)
Older biologic age linked to elevated breast cancer risk
Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person's age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. (2019-02-22)
Drinking contexts associated with early onset of alcohol intoxication among adolescents
New research by scientists at the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation has begun to identify these circumstances by examining relationships between early age of first intoxication (less than 15 years), drinking in different contexts such as one's own home, at friends' homes, or outdoor settings, and problems that arise in those contexts. (2019-02-16)
The interplay between relationships, stress, and sleep
A new Personal Relationships study documents how the quality of a person's romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related to sleep quality and quantity in middle adulthood (at age 37). (2019-02-06)
Analysis examines migraine's link to higher stroke risk
Migraine with aura was associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, but a recent post-hoc analysis published in Headache reveals unexpected results suggesting that onset of such migraines before age 50 years is not associated with such risk. (2019-01-24)
Who shared fake news on Facebook during the 2016 US presidential election?
Although most Facebook users did not share any fake news articles during the 2016 US presidential campaign, a new study reveals that the small number who did were mostly Americans over the age of 65. (2019-01-09)
Cold reminders of Earth's last great cold snap revealed in the deep Pacific
Chilly reminders of a centuries-long cold snap can be found deep within the Pacific, a new study finds. (2019-01-03)
Male and female tennis players decline at same rate
The physical abilities of male and female tennis stars decline at the same rate as they age, new research shows. (2018-08-29)
The youngest smoke more
An increasing number of children under 15 years old have started to smoke during the last 40 years in Europe. (2018-08-24)
Do mothers' parenting attitudes & behaviors change with their first- and second-born?
New research reveals that mothers hold similar views and attitudes when parenting their first and second children, but their parenting behaviors with their two children differ. (2018-08-08)
Far 'over-the-hill' lies the plateau of human mortality
Above age 105, the rise in risk of death by age slows -- and even plateaus -- according to a new study, one that provides valuable insight into one of the most fundamental questions of human aging; Is there a fixed maximum lifespan for humans? (2018-06-28)
Are gestational age at birth and symptoms of ADHD associated?
Early premature birth at less than 34 weeks was associated with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschool-age children and inattention symptoms in school-age children. (2018-06-25)
Seniors stick to fitness routines when they work out together
Older adults are more likely to stick with a group exercise program if they can do it with people their own age, a new University of British Columbia study has found. (2018-04-26)
Study reveals large differences in drug prescriptions for newborns between NICUs
Little is known concerning how extensively drugs are prescribed to newborns in different neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). (2018-04-23)
Physically fit women nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia
Women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia decades later, compared to women who were moderately fit, according to a study published the March 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2018-03-14)
Simple urine test could measure how much our body has aged
New research shows that a substance indicating oxidative damage increases in urine as people get older, and describes an easy method to measure the level of this biomarker in human urine samples. (2018-02-27)
Perceptions of old age change as we age
Does life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? (2018-02-26)
Positive attitudes about aging reduce risk of dementia in older adults
Research has shown that older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia. (2018-02-07)
Forensic researchers find more accurate way to estimate age of deceased
Forensic researchers have found a more accurate way to assess an individual's age at death, based on the bone mineral density of the femur. (2018-01-23)
Small Ontario municipalities least prepared to support aging adults
Small municipalities in Ontario are less likely than larger centres to be able to accommodate the needs of their aging populations, according to a report from the University of Waterloo. (2017-12-21)
Prior exposure to smoking may affect infants' respiratory health
In a Pediatric Pulmonology study of children aged 15 months, increasing hair nicotine levels were related to prior parent-reported smoking exposure and were associated with potential increased risks of wheeze and asthma. (2017-12-06)
Academic performance predicts risk of suicide attempt
In a recent Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica study, poor academic performance, measured as grade point average (GPA) at age 16, was a robust and strong predictor of suicide attempt up to middle age. (2017-11-08)
Ancient genomes shed light on divergence in human populations
Sequencing and analysis of ancient African genomes suggests that humans first began to diverge as a population between 350,000 and 260,000 years ago. (2017-09-28)
Sharks longer in the tooth than we thought
A James Cook University researcher has found that sharks and rays live a lot longer than we thought -- some twice as long as previously estimated. (2017-09-28)
How old does your computer think you are?
Computerised face recognition is an important part of initiatives to develop security systems, in building social networks, in curating photographs, and many other applications. (2017-09-27)
Suffocation risk from small hard sugar balls
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) assessed the possible health risks of large hard sugar balls back in 2010. (2017-09-18)
Delayed weaning reduces behavioral problems in cats
Early weaning increases aggression and stereotypic behaviour in cats, shows a new study from Professor Hannes Lohi's research group. (2017-09-13)
Do cancer and its treatment affect later pregnancy outcomes?
An International Journal of Cancer study found that female survivors of certain types of cancer have higher risks of poor outcomes in pregnancies conceived after diagnosis than women without cancer. (2017-09-12)
Gender gap in death from heart attack reduces particularly in younger women
The gender gap in death from heart attack has reduced over the past two decades particularly in younger women, according to research presented today at ESC Congress.1 The study in over 50 000 patients found that overall in-hospital mortality for heart attack patients was halved during the 20 year period. (2017-08-26)
Our brains do change from early to mid-adulthood
Scientists in China have been able to accurately estimate an individual's age from their brain structure. (2017-08-21)
Healthy lifestyle may help older adults preserve their independence
In a study of men with an average age of 71 years, lifestyle factors such as never smoking, maintaining a healthy diet, and not being obese were associated with survival and high functionality over the next 16 years. (2017-07-07)
Forensic technique uses forehead X-rays to assess age of juvenile remains
Forensic anthropology researchers have developed a technique that can provide an approximate age for juveniles and young people based on an X-ray of the frontal sinus region of the skull. (2017-06-05)
A mother's age doesn't matter
A mother's advanced age at childbirth is not the reason for the elevated risks of low birth weight or preterm birth -- such risks may instead be related to individual circumstances and behavioral patterns of the mother. (2017-06-01)
Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65
While current guidelines indicate that cervical cancer screening can be stopped for average risk patients after age 65, many women lack the appropriate amount of screening history to accurately assess their risk. (2017-05-01)
What the age of your brain says about you
Researchers used neuroimages of the brain to identify biomarkers that show how the structures of a person's brain age. (2017-04-25)
Many older adults will need help with managing their medicines and money
In a study of nearly 9,500 individuals aged 65 and older who did not need help in managing medications or finances, many needed assistance as time went on. (2017-04-07)
Older mothers are better mothers
New research shows that older mothers are less likely to punish and scold their children while raising them, and that the children have fewer behavioral, social and emotional difficulties. (2017-03-21)
Parenthood linked to longer life
Parenthood is associated with a longer life than childlessness, particularly in older age, when health and capacity may start to decline, finds research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2017-03-13)
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