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Healthy Aging
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More schooling is linked to slowed aging and increased longevity      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Participants in the Framingham Heart Study who achieved higher levels of education tended to age more slowly and went on to live longer lives as compared to those who did not achieve upward educational mobility.

Child Development Infant and Preschool Learning Parenting
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Early vocabulary size is genetically linked to ADHD, literacy, and cognition      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Are genetic factors underlying children's language development linked to later-life outcomes? In a genome-wide analysis, an international research team found genetic associations between children's early vocabulary size and later-life ADHD, literacy, and general cognition. These associations changed dynamically across the first three years of life. Both producing more words in infancy and understanding fewer words in toddlerhood were associated with a higher risk of ADHD.

Healthy Aging
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Poor spatial navigation could predict Alzheimer's disease years before the onset of symptoms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

People at risk of Alzheimer's disease have impaired spatial navigation prior to problems with other cognitive functions, including memory, finds a new study.

Child Development Children's Health Depression Infant's Health Mental Health Research Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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Intervention reduces likelihood of developing postpartum anxiety and depression by more than 70%      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Results from a large clinical trial show that an intervention for anxiety provided to pregnant women living in Pakistan significantly reduced the likelihood of the women developing moderate-to-severe anxiety, depression, or both six weeks after birth.

Alternative Medicine Chronic Illness Depression Healthy Aging Menopause Mental Health Research Psychology Research
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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.

Child Development Children's Health Parenting Today's Healthcare
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Can they hear you now? Kids increasingly exposed to noise health risks via earbuds and headphones      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

While it's not surprising to spot teens wearing headphones and earbuds, it's also becoming a widespread trend among younger children, a national poll suggests.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Stress during pregnancy can lead to early maturation of first-born daughters      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found a correlation between early signs of adrenal puberty in first-born daughters and their mothers' having experienced high levels of prenatal stress. They did not find the same result in boys or daughters who were not first-born.

Child Development Parenting
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To boost a preschooler's language skills, consider reminiscing      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Book sharing is a popular way parents engage young children in conversation. However, not all parents are comfortable with book sharing and not all children like having books read to them. Research provides an alternative. To boost the quality of a preschooler's language experience and skills, consider reminiscing with them. Findings show reminiscing is very good at eliciting high quality speech from parents, and in many ways, is just as good as book sharing (wordless picture books).

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.

Child Development Infant and Preschool Learning Parenting
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How parents can help prevent the development of ADHD symptoms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Parents of young children with an excitable or exuberant temperament could adapt their parenting style to help moderate their child's potential development of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study.

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.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Healthy Aging Skin Care
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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.