Aging

5 Vaccines All Grandparents Should Get

Protection for You & Your Grandchildren<p>While people of all ages get sick, older adults, and young infants are particularly vulnerable to potentially …

Public Health

LED eyelashes could cause cataracts and wrinkles, doctor warns

Perhaps you should think twice before jumping on the LED eyelash bandwagon, an ophthalmologist is warning.<p>The latest clubbing fad has people affixing LED strips above their eyes. Powered by a small battery tucked into the hair at the back of your head, the lights flash in different colours, as you …

Macular Degeneration

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

<b>The amount of time spent needing daily care at the end of life has doubled in England over the past two decades, a study suggests.</b><p>The Newcastle University study found men spent 2.4 years on average needing regular care and women three years.<p>This includes everything from help with washing and …

Old Age

Artificial vision: what people with bionic eyes see

Visual prostheses, or “bionic eyes”, promise to provide artificial vision to visually impaired people who could previously see. The devices consist …

Macular Degeneration

Screen time: Here are three ways to protect your eyes

In the short term, blue light is tiring for eyes, causing eye strain, and also drying eyes out. In the long term, it increases the risks of …

Macular Degeneration

Understanding Inherited IRAs and Their Inherent Dangers

Mistakes made with inherited IRAs can be costly and impossible to fix. To minimize a potentially hefty tax bill, make sure to dot your i’s and cross …

Life Expectancy

Caring for Aging Parents? Consider These 5 Things | Investopedia

We speak with many clients who have one or more children of their own and who are also helping to care for their aging parents. This assistance can …

Retirement

Racism and Capitalism: the Barriers to Decent Health Care

Photo by Coco Curranski | CC BY 2.0<p>Most discussions assessing the effects of racism on health attempt to suggest solutions, ranging from combatting …

Life Expectancy

Why Have Arthritis Rates Doubled Since World War II?

Since World War II, arthritis rates have doubled.<p>However, a longer life expectancy along with increasing obesity rates aren’t the only causes for the …

Life Expectancy

Ionis Absorbs Glaxo Rare Disease Cull

From Ionis Pharmaceuticals' (NASDAQ:IONS) perspective, Glaxosmithkline's (NYSE:GSK) decision to opt out of its collaboration on inotersen and …

Macular Degeneration

70 years of Independence: India's life expectancy, literacy indicators look up, while IMR, income inequality are worries

In the 70 years since independence, India has made most progress in improving life expectancy, literacy, but has been slower in improving the level …

Life Expectancy

Beet Root Juice: An Ergogenic Aid for Exercise and the Aging Brain | The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

Background<p>Exercise has positive neuroplastic effects on the aging brain. It has also been shown that ingestion of beet root juice (BRJ) increases …

Aging Brain

The growing gulf in life expectancy shows how austerity has deepened inequalities

The prime minister vowed to fight health injustice. These new figures must be a wake-up call<p>Public health experts sometimes rework the map of a city’s train or underground system to illustrate the wide differences in life expectancy between wealthy areas and poor ones. For example, every one of the …

Life Expectancy

The 7 Laws of Healthy Old Age

Compared to participants of the inner-city Glueck study, the Grant men lived on average 10 years longer than their less-educated peers. However, the …

Old Age

'Rescue Dog to Super Dog' Trainer Wants Your Dog to Die...of Old Age, Surrounded By Family

“I want every dog that has a home to stay in that home,” Animal Planet personality Laura London tells TheWrap<p>Laura London knows fans of her new TV …

Old Age

Pensioner stands trial over rape and indecent assault

A 79-year-old man is to stand trial accused of a catalogue of sexual assaults on his daughter, a judge has ordered.

Old Age

Ionis to advance inotersen and IONIS-FB-Lrx after Glaxo backs out; shares down 6% premarket

Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) announces that it plans to advance to pipeline candidates inotersen and IONIS-FB-Lrx after GlaxoSmithKline …

Macular Degeneration

Decreasing life expectancy could benefit US businesses

U.S. mortality rates have stopped improving, so noticeably that large corporations are beginning to factor Americans’ earlier-than-expected deaths into financial forecasts.<p>While mortality rates from 2000 to 2009 generally improved each year by about 1%-2% for both males and females, according to …

Life Expectancy

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Reaction Time Variation May Be a Marker That Predicts Mortality in Old Age, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: According to a PLOS ONE study, a person’s intraindividual reaction time variability may be an independent predictor of mortality.Source: …

Aging Brain

VIDEO: Aging, Longevity and the Eternal Fight to Stay Young

First the good news: People in most industrialized (aka wealthy) nations live roughly 25 years longer, on average, than they would have 100 years …

Life Expectancy

Can ‘Old Age Security 2020’ guarantee pensions?

Faced with an aging population, reduced economic growth and low interest rates, the government and a parliamentary majority are calling for a …

Old Age

These Supplements Slash Your Risk of Dementia in Half

It’s official: A new study proves that just taking the right supplement could slash your risk of ever developing dementia 50 percent or more. Which …

Lifestyle

L&G profits rise as UK population dies earlier than expected

Insurance and pensions firm able to release £126m cash reserves and increase dividend after growth in life expectancy slows<p>A slowdown in the growth in life expectancy for the UK population has increased profits at insurance and pensions firm Legal & General, which said people were dying sooner than …

Life Expectancy

Lower life expectancy reduces corporate pension costs

More Americans are dying at younger ages, and one silver lining is that it's reducing pension costs for corporations and the government, Bloomberg …

Life Expectancy

India’s Population: Becoming Number One

NEW YORK: By 2024, India will slip past China to become the most populous country and must rapidly prepare for a fast-changing economy.<p>India will …

Life Expectancy

Pensioner stabbed to death while walking dogs was 'immensely kind', says family

The family of an 83-year-old man who was stabbed to death while walking his two dogs have described him as "a lovely, gentle husband, dad and …

Old Age

9 bad aging habits that are killing your looks

You know that aging isn't something you can ward off completely—it's a bummer, we get it.<p>But you could be fast-forwarding through the process without …

Longevity

Bernie's single-payer platform sparks fear from moderate Democrats

<b>BERNIE'S SINGLE-PAYER PLATFORM SPARKS FEARS FROM DEMS —</b> Sen. Bernie Sanders has vowed to play a major role in the 2018 midterm elections and his famous platform for a single-payer health care system has moderate Democrats worried that it could prompt primary challenges from the left, POLITICO's …

Life Expectancy

Health Gap Widens Between Appalachia And Rest Of The U.S.

Brian and Sandy Willhite (Courtesy of the Willhite family)Sandy Willhite doesn’t mind driving 45 minutes to the nearest shopping center. But living …

Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy Indicates U.S. Health-Care Outcomes Actually Outpace International Peers

In my last article, I dissected the idea that single-payer healthcare will save the country money. While anything is possible, it’s not possible to …

Life Expectancy