Aug 21, 2015

Dementia may be stabilizing in some countries: study

The occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease may have stabilized in some wealthy nations, according to a study released Friday. A review of data from Sweden, the Netherlands, Britain and Spain showed the percentage of the population with dementia — the umbrella term for ...

Research on brain disorders leads to superclever mice

Aug 15, 2015

Research on brain disorders leads to superclever mice

Scientists have genetically modified mice to be super intelligent and found they are also less anxious, a discovery that may help in the search for treatments for disorders such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers from Britain and Canada found ...

Bigger may not be better for China's 'superhospitals'

Jul 15, 2015

Bigger may not be better for China's 'superhospitals'

Just before midnight, the sidewalk outside the glowing towers of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University is littered with slumbering bodies. Splayed on colorful mats or folding cots, these are patients’ relatives. Inside, beds line hallways and crowd elevator lobbies, while relatives share ...

Signs of aging appear in mid-20s, study finds

Jul 7, 2015

Signs of aging appear in mid-20s, study finds

Aging is typically studied in the elderly, but a study released Monday said different rates of aging can be detected as early as the mid-20s. The findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ July 6 issue are based on a group ...

An age apart: Two women witness three centuries

Jun 30, 2015

An age apart: Two women witness three centuries

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. The ...

Jun 24, 2015

Road noise may cut life expectancy, study finds

Living in a neighborhood with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy and boost the risk of stroke, doctors reported in a study Wednesday. Researchers compared noise levels and data for deaths and hospital admissions across London, they said in a paper published in ...