News Stories relating to "elderly"
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
You may have noticed more TV ads lately--about medicines, etc.--that are obviously aimed at older viewers. Is this because they have more money than younger viewers, many of whom are out of work? Or could it be because their aging brains make them vulnerable
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Our memories may deteriorate as we get older, but our HEARTS become wiser
A hundred years ago, life was harder, so people tended to erect a hard crust around their emotions. Children died young, which led to the emotionally cold and distant father--very common in...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Why do the elderly support politicians who want to do away with Medicare and Social Security? Scientists say this is because a specific area of the brain has deteriorated or is damaged.
By examining patients with various forms of brain damage, researchers have pinpointed the precise location in the human brain, called the...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Is the old adage "older and wiser"
true? A recent study suggests that it is. A psychologist found that in the US, older folks have more of it than younger people, despite the fact that we seem to admire youth so much here. Surprisingly, he found the opposite in Japan, a...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
But it's not a place, it's a pill. Researcher Linda Partridge claims that by taking a single pill every day from middle-age on, we will grow old
free from illnesses of the body and mind such as Alzheimer's and heart disease. We may even be able to...
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
What if you could REVERSE the aging process--not only for your entire body, but for individual ailing organs, such as your heart, as well? Researchers have done it with mice: They turned weak and feeble oldsters into healthy animals through regeneration.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
And drinking (just not at the same time!) - We all know that teens are terrible drivers, and some municipalities want to take away drivers licenses from people over 70. But it turns out that grandpa is doing just fine (unless he's a golfer).
Despite growing numbers on the road, fewer older drivers died in crashes and...
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
When we go to Wal-Mart and other stores?even fast food restaurants?we notice that the employees seem a lot older than they used to be. Spending your last years relaxing on a beach in Florida is becoming a thing of the past, and more than one of every five Americans age 62 and older who expected to retire is still working.
Part of this is...
Monday, September 2, 2002
It can be depressing to grow old, but there's a ray of sunshine around every corner. For instance, a drug developed to treat leukemia has a surprising side effect?it restores color to gray hair. News hasn't been this good since a heart medicine was found to grow hair on bald pates (and is now sold in drugstores as Rogaine). French doctors...
Thursday, August 29, 2002
Scientists have discovered 3 things that predict how long you?re going to live: a low body temperature, your levels of insulin and a chemical called DHEAS, and how tough your stem cells are. The first two come from experiments in which animals are fed low calorie diets. These animals live up to 40% longer than normal and also have a lower than...