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A Patient's History Of Falls Is Useful In Predicting Future Fractures

Senior News - Tue, 11/27/2012 - 04:00
Clinicians are being urged to ask about a patient's history of falls as new research shows that the information is valuable in determining their future risk of fracture. The likelihood of an individual sustaining a fracture is determined by the strength of their bones and the forces applied to them...

Methylome Modifications Offer New Measure Of Our 'Biological' Age

Senior News - Mon, 11/26/2012 - 03:00
Women live longer than men. Individuals can appear or feel years younger - or older - than their chronological age. Diseases can affect our aging process. When it comes to biology, our clocks clearly tick differently...

Mental Activity May Keep Older Brains Healthy

Senior News - Mon, 11/26/2012 - 03:00
Simple mental activity such as reading, writing, playing games and doing puzzles may protect brain health in old age, according to a new study being presented at a meeting in the US this weekend...

Early Events In Cellular Aging Reveal How Lifestyle and Diet Affect Lifespan

Senior News - Mon, 11/26/2012 - 03:00
By experimenting on yeast, two scientists in the US have for the first time identified key events that occur early in the aging process of cells that may explain how genes and environmental factors like lifestyle and diet, interact to influence lifespan, aging, and age-related diseases like cancer...

Paradigm For Studying How Genes And Environment - Including Calorie Restriction - May Influence Lifespan

Senior News - Sun, 11/25/2012 - 03:00
For the first time, scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have defined key events that take place early in the process of cellular aging...
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