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Yoga provides unique cognitive benefits to older women at risk of Alzheimer's disease      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study found Kundalini yoga provided several benefits to cognition and memory for older women at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease including restoring neural pathways, preventing brain matter decline and reversing aging and inflammation-associated biomarkers -- improvements not seen in a group who received standard memory training exercises.

Chronic Illness Healthy Aging
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Scientists discover link between leaky gut and accelerated biological aging      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A professor has demonstrated a connection between viral damage to the gut and premature biological aging.

Healthy Aging Psychology Research
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Air pollution linked to more signs of Alzheimer's in brain      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

People with higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution were more likely to have high amounts of amyloid plaques in their brains associated with Alzheimer's disease after death, according to a new study. Researchers looked at fine particulate matter, PM2.5, which consists of pollutant particles of less than 2.5 microns in diameter suspended in air.

Healthy Aging
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Revealing what makes bacteria life-threatening      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered that a mutation in the cellulose making machinery of E. coli bacteria allows them to cause severe disease in people -- 'good' bacteria make cellulose and 'bad' bacteria can't. The mutations stopped the E. coli making the cell-surface carbohydrate cellulose and this led to increased inflammation in the intestinal tract of the host, resulting in a breakdown of the intestinal barrier, so the bacteria could spread through the body. Understanding how bacteria spread from intestinal reservoirs to the rest of the body is important in preventing infections and tackling antibiotic resistance.

Chronic Illness Healthy Aging Women's Health - General
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How AI can help spot early risk factors for Alzheimer's disease      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists have found a way to predict Alzheimer's Disease up to seven years before symptoms appear by analyzing patient records with machine learning.

Chronic Illness Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss Healthy Aging Nutrition Obesity Today's Healthcare
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Fasting-like diet lowers risk factors for disease, reduces biological age in humans      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Cycles of a diet that mimics fasting can reduce signs of immune system aging, as well as insulin resistance and liver fat in humans, resulting in a lower biological age, according to a new study.

Healthy Aging
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New genetic therapy holds promise for ALS and frontotemporal dementia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Neuroscientists have developed a single-dose genetic medicine that has been proven to halt the progression of both ALS and FTD in mice -- and may even offer the potential to reverse some of the effects of the fatal diseases. It may also hold opportunities for treating more common forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease.

Chronic Illness Healthy Aging Nutrition
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Helping caregivers help people with dementia eat at home      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study has laid the groundwork for a future intervention designed to help caregivers establish a safe and workable mealtime routine for people with dementia living at home.

Healthy Aging Sexual Health
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Double risk of dementia after mouth ulcer virus      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

People who have had the herpes virus at some point in their lives are twice as likely to develop dementia compared to those who have never been infected. A new study confirms previous research on whether herpes can be a possible risk factor for dementia.

Chronic Illness Healthy Aging Psychology Research
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Exposure to Agent Orange damages brain tissue in ways similar to Alzheimer's disease      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Agent Orange, an herbicide used during the Vietnam War, is a known toxin with wide-ranging health effects. Even though Agent Orange has not been used for decades, there is increasing interest in its effects on the brain health of aging veterans. A new study reveals the mechanisms by which Agent Orange affects the brain and how those processes can lead to neurodegenerative diseases. The research shows that exposures to Agent Orange herbicidal chemicals damage frontal lobe brain tissue of laboratory rats with molecular and biochemical abnormalities that are similar to those found in early-stage Alzheimer's disease.

Healthy Aging Today's Healthcare
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New epigenetic clocks reinvent how we measure age      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Investigators unveil a new form of epigenetic clock -- a machine learning model designed to predict biological age from DNA structure.

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Turning back the clock on photoaging skin      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study examines dermal injections and their impact on skin aging.

Chronic Illness Healthy Aging
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Clinical trial shows rheumatoid arthritis drug could prevent disease      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could also prevent the disease in individuals deemed to be at risk.

Healthy Aging
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Scientists discover biological mechanism of hearing loss caused by loud noise -- and find a way to prevent it      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Drugs that trap excess zinc in the inner ear could help restore lost hearing or, if administered before an expected loud sound exposure, can protect from hearing loss, study suggests.

Healthy Aging Skin Care
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Non-invasive techniques to detect skin cancer      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study has demonstrated that the appearance of ageing skin looks noticeably different compared to younger skin, when examined under polarized laser light. The scientists believe that their new finding could pave the way for new, non-invasive light-based techniques to detect diseases, including cancer, in older individuals. This could significantly enhance early-stage treatment options for various skin conditions.

Healthy Aging Psychology Research
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Immune genes are altered in Alzheimer's patients' blood      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study has found the immune system in the blood of Alzheimer's patients is epigenetically altered. That means the patients' behavior or environment has caused changes that affect the way their genes work. Many of these altered immune genes are the same ones that increase an individual's risk for Alzheimer's. Scientists now theorize the cause could be a previous viral infection, environmental pollutants or other lifestyle factors and behaviors.

Healthy Aging
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Faulty DNA disposal system causes inflammation      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists discovered a pathway from mitochondrial DNA replication stress to immune system activation and inflammation, finding that endosomes responsible for disposing of dysfunctional mitochondrial DNA were leaking mitochondrial DNA into the cell and prompting the inflammatory immune response. The pathway provides new targets for therapeutics that disrupt inflammation during aging and disease.

Healthy Aging
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Erectile dysfunction drugs may be linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction may also be associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. The study does not prove that erectile dysfunction drugs reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. It only shows an association.

Healthy Aging Psychology Research
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New direct links discovered between the brain and its surrounding environment      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In a recent study of the brain's waste drainage system, researchers discovered a direct connection between the brain and its tough protective covering, the dura mater. These links may allow waste fluid to leave the brain while also exposing the brain to immune cells and other signals coming from the dura. This challenges the conventional wisdom which has suggested that the brain is cut off from its surroundings by a series of protective barriers, keeping it safe from dangerous chemicals and toxins lurking in the environment.

Healthy Aging Today's Healthcare
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Music may bring health benefits for older adults, poll suggests      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Three-quarters of people age 50 to 80 say music helps them relieve stress or relax and 65% say it helps their mental health or mood, according to a recent poll. Meanwhile, 60% say they get energized or motivated by music. Virtually all (98%) said they benefit in at least one health-related way from engaging with music.