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Cell aging slowed by putting brakes on noisy transcription
Experiments in yeast hint at ways to extend life of some human cellsWorking with yeast and worms, researchers found that incorrect gene expression is a hallmark of aged cells and that reducing... (Medical News Today)

Seniors get mental health drugs at twice the rate of other adults, see psychiatrists less
High use of psychotropic medications in seniors raises possibility of interactions with their other prescriptionsOlder Americans receive prescriptions for mental health medications at more than... (Medical News Today)

Study of 'senior citizen' marine snails uncovered how nerve cells fail during learning
UM Rosenstiel School scientists show underlying mechanism that control age-related memory lossThis is Aplysia californica. Credit: Michael Schmale, Ph.D. (Medical News Today)

Health spending growth to increase slightly, but remain moderate compared to pre-recession highs
Expanded Insurance Coverage, Aging Population, and Economic Growth Are Primary Drivers of Projected IncreaseNew estimates released today from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for... (Medical News Today)

Vaccination rates in older adults fall short of targets
New white paper from Alliance for Aging Research offers recommendations for improvementThe nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research released a white paper, Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention... (Medical News Today)

Can we restart the heart?
SDSU heart researchers mash up the incredible proliferating and survival powers of cancer cells with broken-down cardiac cells to rejuvenate the heart. (Medical News Today)

Could coffee drinking habits influence cognitive function?
Increasing coffee consumption over time to more than one cup daily may raise the risk of mild cognitive impairment, while reducing it may lower risk, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Research demonstrates effect of advanced prebiotics on the immune system of the elderly in human study
Clasado Biosciences Limited, the producers and suppliers of the second generation prebiotic Bimuno(R) (B-GOS), a unique trans-galactooligosaccharide, and the Department of Food and Nutritional... (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover link between common medications and serious falls in older men
Serious falls are more than twice as likely in older men who take medicines with anti-cholinergic properties - according to new research from the University of East Anglia. (Medical News Today)

Doctor Google: How age and other factors influence online health information searches
Consumers have access to multiple Web sites to search for online health information and can be far more involved in managing their own medical issues than ever before. (Medical News Today)

New eye-tracker method shows 'preferred retinal location' in both eyes
Eyes with central vision loss adapt by developing a new fixation point in a different part of the retina, called the preferred retinal location (PRL). (Medical News Today)

Where memory is encoded and retrieved: New findings in a long-standing debate
Researchers study the function of the hippocampus at a cellular levelAre the same regions and even the same cells of the brain area called hippocampus involved in encoding and retrieving memories... (Medical News Today)

Death, hospitalization rates have fallen among senior Medicare patients
Researchers analyzing trends among Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and above have found that between 1999-2013, death and hospitalization rates have decreased. (Medical News Today)

Scientists' silk structure is secret to process of regenerating salivary cells
Tissue engineering could help millions in the US with dry mouth due to Sjögren's syndrome, and radiation for head and neck cancerThe silkworm, which produces the essential ingredient for fine... (Medical News Today)

Research provides strong link between delirium and inflammation in older patients
Study of post-surgical patients shows elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines are strongly associated with deliriumDelirium is an acute state of confusion that often affects older adults... (Medical News Today)

Australian emergency care study: older patients in the firing line
Older patients are suffering most of all from overcrowded hospitals, according to new research undertaken at the Canberra Hospital, ACT. (Medical News Today)

Scotland's first long-term ageing study to improve lives of the elderly
A major Scotland-wide study of the health, economic and social circumstances of people aged 50-plus will enable future improvements to be made to their health and wellbeing. (Medical News Today)

Link between intelligence and longevity is mostly genetic
The tendency of more intelligent people to live longer has been shown, for the first time, to be mainly down to their genes by new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. (Medical News Today)

Social climbing makes the English happier than Americans
People who grew up in a working class family are more satisfied in later life than those from a higher class background according to new research from The University of Manchester. (Medical News Today)

Study identifies challenges of delirium detection in older adults in emergency department
An estimated one to two million older adults with delirium visit hospital emergency departments in the United States annually. (Medical News Today)

Simple flip of genetic switch determines aging or longevity in animals
Scientists pinpoint start of aging, discover it is not a slow series of random eventsWhen does aging really begin? Two Northwestern University scientists now have a molecular clue. (Medical News Today)

Study sheds light on why the elderly are most vulnerable to West Nile Virus
Elderly people are most vulnerable to West Nile Virus. A new study suggests this may be down to impairments in the early immune response to the virus among older individuals. (Medical News Today)

Study links 'successful aging' with greater risk of harmful drinking
Over-50's who are healthy, active, wealthy and sociable may be at greater risk of harmful drinking, finds a new study published in BMJ Open. (Medical News Today)

Can migraine increase your risk of stroke?
New research suggests older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke, but only if they are smokers. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2015: the highlights
As the 2015 Alzheimer's Association International Conference draws to a close, we look at some of the studies leading us closer to prevention and treatment strategies for dementia. (Medical News Today)

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