Aging

How To Live Longer: 5 Unusual Things That Boost Life Expectancy | International Business Times

During the epic journey toward the Fountain of Youth — the mythical pool of water that stops the aging process — men and women buy expensive skin …

Life Expectancy

New Measures of Aging May Show 70 Is the New 60

<b>Newswise — Stony Brook, NY – June 20, 2017 –</b> Is 70 the new 60? A new Stony Brook University-led study to be published in <i>PLOS ONE</i> uses new measures of …

Longevity

How the Meaning of Old Age Is Changing

By the <i>Stony Brook University</i><p>By Livia Gershon in <i>Aeon</i><p>By Katie Heaney in the <i>Science of Us</i><p>By Cameron Reed in <i>Defense One</i><p>By Emily Mullin in <i>the MIT</i> …

Old Age

Grenfell wasn’t an isolated tragedy. Poverty destroys many lives in Britain

Working as a junior psychiatrist, I saw first-hand how policies that fail to protect the disadvantaged lead to ill-health, stress and reduced life expectancy<p>A tragedy as gut-wrenching as Grenfell Tower has scarcely been seen during peace time in the UK. The negligence and cruelty of the decisions …

Life Expectancy

To preserve mental acuity into old age, experts suggest focusing on these three things

Preventing the diseases we fear most as we age is rarely a sure or simple matter. But for those determined to slow mental decline and drive down the likelihood of developing dementia, researchers have reached a rare consensus around a trio of straightforward strategies: Engage your brain (but …

Old Age

Politician targets old age pensioners abroad

A proposal to cut old age pensions for beneficiaries living outside Switzerland has caused a public uproar. The debate on a reform of the state …

Old Age

The Must-Have Accessory That’s Actually Aging Your Skin

Now that summer is officially here, it's time to familiarize yourself with the bold accessory that will be everywhere this season: tassel …

Fashion

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision.<p>Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading …

Macular Degeneration

Here’s What You Need to Save for Health Care in Retirement - Bloomberg

One of the hardest expenses to plan for in retirement could be the biggest: health care. It will pay to err on the high side.<p>U.S. retiree health-care …

Life Expectancy

UN releases inconceivable new estimate of Earth's 2050 population

Right now there are 7.5 billion people on Earth – and counting. But the world in 2050 will be even more packed, according to new United Nations (UN) …

Population

How Close Are We to Successfully Cloning the First Human?

When Will We Clone a Human?<p>Human cloning may endure as one of the go-to science fiction tropes, but in reality we may be much closer to achieving it …

Macular Degeneration

Further Insights Into Hispanics' Financial Needs at Retirement

I appreciated last week’s “Social Listening Insights On Hispanics’ Financial Needs” but I don’t believe it goes far enough into the psychology of how …

Old Age

4 Ways to Reverse Aging and Look Younger Than Ever

If you could easily reverse aging and look younger for longer, wouldn't you? Keeping your DNA from shrinking by strengthening the protective caps …

Lifestyle

Novartis heart drug success opens up new care option

ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - A Novartis anti-inflammatory drug cut cardiovascular risk for heart attack survivors in a pivotal trial, potentially changing ideas about treatment.<p>Canakinumab, already approved as Ilaris for rare autoimmune conditions, was also found to reduce further heart attacks or …

Macular Degeneration

Tortured by Tiny Type? Try a Smarter Magnifier

Q: I am afflicted with Age-Related Macular Degeneration, which impairs my ability to read. After my son observed me struggling to peruse a newspaper using a conventional, hand-held magnifying glass, he gave me a domed, crystal magnifier. It has made reading infinitely easier, although its 3-inch …

Macular Degeneration

Proposed Federal Medicaid Caps Will Hurt Seniors. Here's Why

The Senate’s version of the House-passed American Health Care Act will almost certainly include a fundamental change in the way the federal government contributes to Medicaid. Over time, that new structure would result in deep cuts in the federal contribution to Medicaid and ultimately reduce …

Health Care

RXi Pharmaceuticals completes enrollment of Phase 1/2 clinical trial with RXI-109 for Retinal Scarring

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ:RXII) announces the completion of enrollment in its Phase 1/2 study assessing RXI-109-1501 for the treatment …

Macular Degeneration

An end to population aging in China, Germany, USA

New measures of aging, combined with UN population projections, show that population aging is likely to end before 2100 in China, Germany, and the …

Novartis eye drug works with fewer injections than rival

ZURICH (Reuters) - A Novartis drug to treat a leading cause of vision loss in people over 65 does not need to be injected as frequently as a rival medicine from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to be effective, clinical trials showed on Tuesday.<p>Novartis said the trials showed its RTH258 drug would reduce …

Macular Degeneration

It's Time To Take Profits On Regeneron

After strong performance over the last two months and a 28% increase year-to-date, a valuation check suggests Regeneron's risk/reward is now much …

Macular Degeneration

4 reasons your eyelids could be red, itchy and sore

Makeup could be one of the culprits<p>Blepharitis shows up as itchy, red and sore eyelids, while other symptoms include crusty eyelashes, swollen …

Macular Degeneration

The (Second) Hottest Stock: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Jumps 5%

<b>Regeneron Pharmaceuticals</b> (REGN) soared almost to the top <b>S&P 500</b> today after a drug trial showed a <b>Novartis</b> (NVS) treatment for age-related macular …

Macular Degeneration

The soul of a souped-up machine: Workhorse eye-scanning device can do virtual biopsies

A minor tweak to a major workhorse eye-scanning technology, described in a <i>Nature Communications</i> study, could lead to “virtual biopsies:” visualizing …

Macular Degeneration

Old age, like beauty, is in the eye of beholder

Two true stories:<p>A couple of years back my youngest son, then a college student, recounted how “a bunch of old men” had accosted him and his friends …

Old Age

Brolucizumab Provides Some Comfort For Novartis

Novartis (NYSE:NVS) might be feeling the strain of its Alcon eyecare division, but in terms of pipeline developments one of the unit's key projects, …

Macular Degeneration

Enfield pensioner robbed at gunpoint

<b>A pensioner has been robbed at gunpoint in her home by three men in what police are calling a "cowardly and callous" attack.</b><p>The victim, in her 70s, was alone at her home in Lancaster Road, Enfield, when she answered the door.<p>She was confronted by three men, one holding a handgun, who pushed her …

Old Age

Is moderate alcohol use that bad for the aging brain?

When it comes to the aging brain, there is a slew of research on what can help and hurt people as they age. Will a glass of champagne a night protect you from Alzheimer's disease? But drinking diet soda increase risk of dementia?<p>Most recently, a study published June 6 in the medical journal <i>BMJ</i> …

Aging Brain

The Health Benefits Of Fiber | International Business Times

Our bodies technically can’t digest fiber, so it easily passes through our intestines and keeps bowel movements regular. But the roughage that’s …

Healthy Eating

Opinion: Losing weight, increasing fitness in old age

The other day I got an email from a reader who had a bone to pick with me regarding my article on intermittent fasting. He asked me why all my …

Old Age

The Impact of Population Aging and Delayed Retirement on Workforce Productivity | Center for Retirement Research

Abstract<p>As the population grows older, an increasing share of the workforce will be past age 60. Older workers have often been considered less …

Retirement