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June 28, 2022

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Flu Vaccination Linked to 40% Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of four years, according to a new ...

Improved Protein Function Opens Way for New Drug Development Concept

Researchers describe how they have improved the ability of a protein to repair oxidative DNA damage and created a new protein function. Their innovative technique can lead to improved drugs for ...

Stress Accelerates Immune Aging, Study Finds

Stress -- in the form of traumatic events, job strain, everyday stressors and discrimination -- accelerates aging of the immune system, potentially increasing a person's risk of cancer, ...

High Optimism Linked With Longer Life and Living Past 90 in Women Across Racial, Ethnic Groups

Higher levels of optimism were associated with longer lifespan and living beyond age 90 in women across racial and ethnic ...
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Sight Problems May Increase Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Older adults with untreated sight conditions may be at increased risk of dementia, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 studies involving 76,373 ...

30-Year Study Links Childhood Obesity and Fitness to Midlife Cognition

A new study of the impact of childhood fitness and obesity on cognition in middle age, followed over 1200 people who were children in 1985 for over 30 years, has found that better performance on ...

Older Adults More Likely to Have Multiple Health Ailments Than Prior Generations

Later-born generations of older adults in the United States are more likely to have a greater number of chronic health conditions than the generations that preceded them, according to a new ...

Recent Study Indicates High Prevalence of Recently Defined Non-Alzheimer's Dementia

Medical researchers have completed a definitive assessment of the prevalence of a form of dementia classified in 2019 and now known as LATE. The results show that the prevalence of brain changes from ...

Hormones Contribute to Sex Disparities in Bladder Cancer, Study Shows

Male sex hormones interfere with the body's ability to fight bladder cancer, likely explaining why males experience higher cancer rates and more deadly disease, according to a new ...

Multiple Heart-Related Conditions Linked to Triple Dementia Risk, Regardless of Genetics

Having multiple conditions that affect the heart are linked to a greater risk of dementia than having high genetic risk, according to a largescale new ...

Rapamycin Increases Alzheimer's-Associated Plaques in Mice, Study Finds

Researchers found that administration of the drug rapamycin in mice was associated with increased beta-amyloid plaques. This is one of the hallmark pathologies of Alzheimer's disease. The study ...

Intriguing Connection Between Diet, Eye Health and Lifespan Uncovered

Researchers have demonstrated a link between diet, circadian rhythms, eye health and lifespan in Drosophila. They additionally and unexpectedly found that processes in the fly eye are actually ...

Target Protein for Diabetes Drug Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Mechanisms associated with a particular diabetes drug can also help to protect against Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports. The results indicate that the drug's target protein can be ...

Benefit of Supplements for Slowing Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The AREDS2 dietary supplement formula not only reduces risk of lung cancer due to beta-carotene, but is also more effective at reducing risk of AMD progression, compared to the original AREDS ...

Evidence Mounts for Alternate Origins of Alzheimer's Disease Plaques

A breakdown in how brain cells rid themselves of waste precedes the buildup of debris-filled plaques known to occur in Alzheimer's disease, a new study in mice ...

Impact of DNA Mutations on Lifelong Blood Cell Production Uncovered

Researchers discover how leukemia-associated gene mutations steadily commandeer blood cell production over a lifetime, and how these changes relate to aging and cancer ...

Cellular Secrets of Aging Unlocked by Researchers

Researchers have discovered how genetic mutations accumulated slowly over a lifetime lead to dramatic changes in how blood is formed after the age of 70, providing a new theory for ...

A Biomarker That Can Diagnose Parkinson's Disease

Researchers have successfully developed a biomarker that will enable Parkinson's disease to be rapidly and inexpensively diagnosed from blood serum samples. Being able to diagnose the disease ...

Your Liver Is Just Under Three Years Old

The liver has a unique ability to regenerate after damage. However, it was unknown whether this ability decreases as we age. Scientists have now used a technique known as retrospective radiocarbon ...

The Secret to a Longer Lifespan? Gene Regulation Holds a Clue

Researchers investigated genes connected to lifespan. Their research uncovered specific characteristics of these genes and revealed that two regulatory systems controlling gene expression -- ...

Dementia Diagnosis Often Comes as Part of Costly Crisis

Medicare costs around the time of a dementia diagnosis are much lower for older adults screened proactively rather than those diagnosed while experiencing a health ...

Researchers Investigate the Links Between Facial Recognition and Alzheimer's Disease

In recent years Alzheimer's disease has been on the rise throughout the world and is rarely diagnosed at an early stage when it can still be effectively controlled. Using artificial ...

Too Much Self-Confidence Can Endanger Health

Older people who overestimate their health go to the doctor less often. This can have serious consequences for their health, for example, when illnesses are detected too late. By contrast, people who ...

Seven Healthy Habits Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia in Those With Genetic Risk

Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk, according to new ...

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