Health and Aging

News of Note

  • Latest NIH Alzheimer’s research progress report available
    January 14, 2013
    A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research. Prepared annually by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH, the latest report -- 2011-2012...
  • Study identifies basis for sense of trust in older people
    December 7, 2012
    Two new studies by NIA-funded researchers at UCLA have shown that older people are less adept than younger people at discerning visual clues of dishonesty in others. This may help to explain why many older people are more susceptible to financial...
  • NIH study finds calorie restriction does not affect survival
    August 29, 2012
    Scientists have found that calorie restriction—a diet comprised of approximately 30 percent fewer calories but with the same nutrients of a standard diet—does not extend years of life or reduce age-related deaths in a 23-year study of...
  • CDC recommends that all baby boomers get hepatitis C test
    August 28, 2012
    The CDC has issued new guidelines for hepatitis C testing, focusing on people born during 1945–1965, a population with a disproportionately high prevalence of HCV infection and related disease. CDC is now recommending all baby boomers receive...
  • New online tip sheets for Alzheimer’s caregivers
    August 7, 2012
    Every day can bring a new change or challenge for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Now, practical information and advice is at hand with a new series of online tip sheets from the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral...
  • Hip replacement information now on
    July 10, 2012
    Information about hip replacement—including reasons to have the surgery, how to prepare for and recover from it, and ways to avoid complications—has been added to, the senior-friendly health and wellness website from...
  • Hyperthermia: too hot for your health
    June 27, 2012
    Hot summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid heat-related illnesses, known as hyperthermia....
  • Prescription and illicit drug abuse is timely new topic on
    June 6, 2012
    Data from national surveys reveal a disturbing trend for 50- to 59-year-olds: the number of those reporting past-month abuse of illicit drugs—including the nonmedical use of prescription drugs—more than doubled from 2002 to 2010, going...
  • Organ donation – You’re never too old to make a difference
    June 6, 2012
    The National Institute on Aging and NIH are working with a team of federal agencies to encourage older adults to register as organ donors. Led by the Health Resources and Services Administration and launched during Older Americans Month in May 2012...
  • NIH partners with new public TV project
    May 30, 2012
    The National Institutes of Health is a partner in the new Next Avenue, a national public media project launched May 14, 2012, by PBS, focused on the growing 50+ population. NIH is collaborating with Next Avenue to share health information with this...



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