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SuperAgers' Brains May Hold Key To Maintaining Memories

"SuperAgers," the fortunate folks who remain mentally sharp well into their 80s, may have brains that age differently than those of their peers, a new imaging study suggests.<p>Northwestern University researchers determined that an area of the brain linked to memory was thicker in scans of living …

10 Facts You Must Know About Heart Disease

It kills more men in a year than any other ailment. But you can protect yourself, starting now<p><b>1.</b> Heart disease refers to several different types of heart conditions, starting with coronary heart disease. That’s when plaque builds up and narrows the walls of your arteries, which pump blood to your …

Don’t make this common estate-planning error

With today’s relatively generous $5.25 million federal estate tax exemption, the whole topic of estate planning may have fallen completely off your …

What Is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is a requirement for the affluent (and everyone else) who want to make certain that their families and loved ones are provided for adequately. Its essential for the affluent who wish to control the disposition of their assets after their death, and to minimize the tax bite imposed …

Doctors Hesitate To Ask Heart Patients About End-Of-Life Plans

Of the 5 million Americans with failing hearts, about half of them will die within five years of getting diagnosed. Given the odds, it seems that people with heart failure should start thinking about how they want to die.<p>But doctors don't routinely talk to those patients about end-of-life …

Prevent Alzheimer’s by vaccinating at 40, scientist suggests

A vaccine could wipe out plaques that stop the brain from signalling if given before the onset of the disease, experts say<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented by vaccinating people as young as 40, decades before any symptoms emerge, it has been suggested.<p>James Nicoll, professor of neuropathology …

Scientists Urge Study of Environmental Factors That May Speed Aging

New paper urges more work on "gerontogens" in the environment.<p>Why do our bodies age at different rates? Why can some people run marathons at the age of 70, while others are forced to use a walker?<p>Genes are only part of the answer. A trio of scientists from the University of North Carolina argue in …

Live to 100: Number of centenarians has doubled

<b>(CNN) —</b> It is Her Majesty's custom to send a personal greeting to her subjects on their 100th birthdays. These days the Queen of England has a lot more letters to write.<p>That's because a record number of people are living to 100 and beyond in the United Kingdom -- and worldwide. In fact, one-third …