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S100B protein in diagnosing intracranial hemorrhage in some patients with mild head injury
Researchers conducted a prospective observational study in elderly patients and adult patients receiving antiplatelet therapy who presented with mild head injury at two trauma hospitals in Vienna... (Medical News Today)

Rate of aging can be tracked in early adulthood, not just later in life
A new study indicates that it might be possible to map an aging trajectory in young adults, potentially making interventions to prevent age-related diseases possible. (Medical News Today)

Why the skin wrinkles more on certain parts of the face
Why are wrinkles shallower in the forehead than in the outer eye area?Differences in the number of oil-secreting glands in the skin may help explain why wrinkles are shallower in the forehead... (Medical News Today)

New blood pressure guidelines may lead to under treatment of older adults
Michael Miedema, M.D., of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® leads large scale investigation on the impact of JNC8P blood pressure guidelines on aging US populationApproximately... (Medical News Today)

Study finds people over 65 with traumatic brain injuries hospitalized 4 times as often as younger people
Rate of seniors being hospitalized with TBI increased 24 percent from 2006-07 to 2010-11A disproportionate number of people hospitalized in Canada with traumatic brain injuries are 65 years or... (Medical News Today)

Lifestyle factors associated with less heart failure after 65
Walking, leisure activity, drinking, not smoking, avoiding obesity protect heartAdults who walked briskly, were moderately active in their leisure time, drank moderately, didn't smoke and avoided... (Medical News Today)

Age-related cognitive decline tied to immune-system molecule
A blood-borne molecule that increases in abundance as we age blocks regeneration of brain cells and promotes cognitive decline, suggests a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco and Stanford... (Medical News Today)

Why don't men live as long as women?
A new USC-led study reveals that vulnerability to heart disease is the biggest culprit behind a surge in higher death rates for men vs. (Medical News Today)

New paradigm for treating 'inflammaging' and cancer
Intermittent dosing with rapamycin breaks inflammatory loop that fuels tumor relapse and age-related diseasesIntermittent dosing with rapamycin selectively breaks the cascade of inflammatory... (Medical News Today)

Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injury less likely than younger patients to receive surgical treatment
Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injury are less likely than younger patients to receive surgical treatment and experience a significant lag between injury and surgery, according to new... (Medical News Today)

Two new studies on the connection between hypertension and cognitive decline
With the number of individuals affected by cognitive decline expected to rise over the next few decades, investigating its potential causes is of major public health interest. (Medical News Today)

NHS Confederation response to Hunt's announcement that medicines costs will be published on drugs packs
Responding to Jeremy Hunt's speech yesterday, which included calls for a social contract between public, health and care services and an announcement that the indicative cost of medicines will be... (Medical News Today)

Testosterone therapy: the hormone debate rages on
In this Spotlight, we examine the debate surrounding testosterone therapy for aging-related hypogonadism, looking at the arguments for and against its use. (Medical News Today)

Benefits of vitamin B12 supplements for older people questioned
Vitamin B12 supplements offer no benefits for neurological or cognitive function in older people with moderate vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a new study published in the American Journal of... (Medical News Today)

Why human egg cells don't age well
When egg cells form with an incorrect number of chromosomes--a problem that increases with age--the result is usually a miscarriage or a genetic disease such as Down syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Pitt leads trial to reduce antibiotic overuse at post-acute and long-term care facilities
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine will be leading a $1.5 million national trial to examine methods to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in post-acute and long-term care... (Medical News Today)

Cheek muscles hold up better than leg muscles in space
New research in The FASEB Journal compares responses of cheek and leg muscles to the lower gravity of space, suggesting that food comes firstIt is well known that muscles need resistance... (Medical News Today)

Hello, gorgeous! 'Pulse' technology may replenish skin's collagen
Tel Aviv University researcher harnesses pulsed electric fields to rejuvenate epidermal function and appearanceAmericans spend over $10 billion a year on products and surgery in their quest to... (Medical News Today)

A high-fat diet may alleviate mitochondrial disease
Mice that have a genetic version of mitochondrial disease can easily be mistaken for much older animals by the time they are nine months old: they have thinning grey hair, osteoporosis, poor hearing... (Medical News Today)

Who takes care of whom? Surprising new evidence
New study from Population and Development Review finds rising need, reassurancesThere has been much recent discussion in the press of the plight of the so-called "sandwich generation," that is... (Medical News Today)

Data demonstrates long term effectiveness and safety of telescope implant for macular degeneration in patients 65 years and older
VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc. a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has announced the publication of "Long-Term... (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis linked with heart disease in older people
University of Southampton scientists have discovered a link between coronary heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes. (Medical News Today)

Writing program with student interaction creates sense of purpose for seniors
A unique program combining a life review writing workshop with conversations between seniors and college students enhances the sense of meaning in life for older adults living independently, finds a... (Medical News Today)

Cancer drug makes fruit flies live longer
Adult fruit flies given a cancer drug live 12% longer than average, according to a UCL-led study researching healthy ageing. (Medical News Today)

Trinity study links better memory performance in old age with patterns of neural compensation
A new study by neuroscientists in Trinity College Dublin on successful ageing has linked better memory performance in older age with patterns of neural compensation. (Medical News Today)

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