Tag Archives: old age

Anti-Aging Drug? Russian Scientists Triumph Where Millions Failed

A group of Russian scientists have finally achieved triumph and success in discovering the magic compound that can work on mitochondria and slowdown the process of ageing of organism. The world’s most-awaited anti-ageing research findings were published in a breakthrough paper in the US journal Aging and the study was made by Lomonosov Moscow State University by a well-known Russian ...

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Brain Volume Indicates Possible Weight Loss in Older Poeple: Study

If you’re trying to lose weight, what are your chances of success? Your brain may hold the key. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center believe they may have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with a quick, non-invasive brain scan. In findings from a small study published in the current online issue ...

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Researchers Find Out Reason Behind Less Blood Flow with Aging

  On World Heart Day, research related to the main cause behind age-related arterial dysfunction has been revealed that may change the course of medication for cardiovascular diseases around the world. With the world’s elderly population expected to double by 2050, understanding cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, is a key to answer the problem. Since aging ...

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Routine Dementia Treatment Can Prompt Damaging Weight Loss: New Study

In a new discovery, scientists found that medication of one major disease could cause another major adverse effect on health. Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that routine drugs used for the treatment of dementia can lead to damaging reduction of weight, recommending that clinical experts must confront this issue before prescribing these medicines to older ...

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Healthy Ageing ? Will it Ever Come True Globally?

Healthy ageing is fast gaining currency but scientists the world over suggest that the concept of successful ageing should be abandoned, pointing to social inequalities and the problems associated with labeling a person an “unsuccessful ager”. A major new Series on health and ageing, published in “The Lancet”, warns that unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems ...

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Vitamin D deficiency in childhood harmful to heart later in life: Study

Low vitamin D in children is hardly noticed for medical intervention and often passed off with ease but latest research has shown that the deficiency may turn into a bigger risk when later in life for them. Low levels of vitamin D in childhood were associated with subclinical atherosclerosis tahat correlates with cardio-vascular disease after 25 years in adulthood, the ...

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Brain Marker Hints at Depression Later in Life: Study

A car accident, the loss of a loved one and financial trouble are just a few of the myriad stressors we may encounter in our lifetimes. Some of us take it in stride, while others go on to develop anxiety or depression. How well will we deal with the inevitable lows of life? A clue to this answer, according to ...

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Red wine, peanuts, berries prevent memory loss, says study

Resveratol, a compound found in red grapes, red wine, peanuts and some berries may help prevent age-related dementia or memory loss, according to a study conducted by an Indian-origin scientist. Resveratrol, an antioxidant that has been found to have positive effects on the hippocampus, an area of the brain that is critical to memory functions, learning and mood, has been ...

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Music Training in Childhood Helps Brain Remain Alert in Old Age: Study

Musical training in the younger years can enhance speech comprehension skills in later life and prevent the decay of the brain in relation to different cognitive functions that can diminish with age, said new research. “Musical activities are an engaging form of cognitive brain training and we are now seeing robust evidence of brain plasticity from musical training not just in ...

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Invest in Sleep When Young, Reap Memory Benefit When Old: Study

Reverse the age-old saying that too much sleep by teenagers or youth is not good. Parents should now relax to see that a latest study has shown that sleeping more when young helps retain memory during the old age. In the middle age, more sleep during the day including afternoon naps helps the memory and protects against its decline as ...

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Reason for Old Age Found, Solution Possible Soon: Scientists

The scientists at Arizona State University have found a rare atomic level change at the enzyme telomerase that holds secrets as to how we grow old. The telomerase is a naturally occurring enzyme that maintains telomeres and prevents them from shortening during cell division. Telomeres are found at the ends of human chromosomes and are stretches of DNA which protect ...

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