Aging nerve cells fail to take out the intracellular "trash"  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have found that with age the neurons or nerve cells fail to perform an activity that... more
New book explains about the molecular mechanisms implicated in skeletal muscle aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
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Hearing loss linked to mental, physical, and social illnesses in older people  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Hearing loss is the world's fourth-leading cause of years lived with disability. The condition may worsen an array of mental, physical, and social complications.... more
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can increase men's risk of stroke and heart attack  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
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Testosterone replacement therapy associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
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Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
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Adolescents using multiple sources for prescription drugs at high risk for substance use disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
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About 44% of high school seniors who misuse prescription drugs have multiple drug sources  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
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[Editors' Choice] A mitochondrial Pac-man drug to tackle aging  Science Magazine · 5 days
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Molecular switches may control lifespan and healthspan separately, genetic discovery suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
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Slug, a stem cell regulator, keeps breast cells healthy by promoting repair of DNA damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
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Medicare Advantage overbills taxpayers by billions a year as feds struggle to stop it  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
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Medical News Today: How do the breasts change with age and why?  MNT · 7 days
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Study provides new insight into longitudinal decline in brain network integrity associated with aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
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Researchers discover gene linked to healthy aging in worms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
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Klobuchar's plan would help Alzheimer's patients, caregivers  ABC NEWS · 1 week
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New gene linked to healthy aging in worms  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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Computers, games, crafting keep the aging brain sharp  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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$4.23 million NIH grant to support development of Cleveland Alzheimer's Disease Research Center  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Indications why older people are more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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Combining aerobic exercise and resistance training helps obese older adults preserve muscle mass  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Advances in artificial intelligence could shed light on aging process  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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