Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2016-11-15 | Are you worried about our ageing population? Share your thoughts

The global population is ageing fast. The global population of over 60s will top 1bn in the next couple of years, and the ratio of pensioners to working age people is changing fast. ...

2016-11-15 | Singapore, Denmark share ideas on tackling ageing population

SINGAPORE: Singapore can benefit from studying Denmark's success in rehabilitation and home care for the elderly while embracing assistive technology, said Senior Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Heng Chee How on Tuesday (Nov 15). This is especially since Singapore is moving away from a model that's strong in acute or short-term care, to improving "step-down care" - community or home-based care - for patients who have been discharged from hospital, said Mr Heng at a dialogue session between the two countries. Singapore and Denmark share similarities in facing a rapidly ageing population. ...

2016-11-14 | Mayo Clinic leads way for anti-aging firm | Miami Herald

The quest for eternal youth never gets old. By extension, companies making progress on developing anti-aging treatments always have been very popular with deep-pocketed investors. ...

2016-11-13 | The art of ageing

He looks every inch the man who would stand up for the power of pink. No wonder the director of hugely acclaimed PINK, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, begins from personal anecdotes and experiences to share how the film being hailed by one and all was born. ...

2016-11-10 | Charlize Theron: 'I don't care about ageing'

The Monster star accepts not everyone is as fortunate as she is, but she is booking more roles than she did when she was younger - and insists the rules are changing for good actresses. "The time has come for women to realise that the way we look outside is not the most important thing and it's not true we are worth less when we age," she tells Vanity Fair Italy. ...

2016-11-10 | Ageing population not good for most sorts of retail - DutchNews.nl

The Dutch population is ageing and this will have an impact on non-food retailers, reports broadcaster NOS. According to a report published by research bureau Q&A, the number of over 65s will go up from 18% to 24% in 2030. This group simply doesn’t buy as much, the researchers say. ‘Moreover, they most likely already own certain products and don’t tend to replace them that quickly,’ Q&A research director John Terra said. ...

2016-11-10 | “Junk” Science: One Scientist's Quest To Understand Cellular Housekeeping and Its Influence on Aging and Age-Related Diseases | Albert Einstein College of Medicine

“Junk” Science: One Scientist's Quest To Understand Cellular Housekeeping and Its Influence on Aging and Age-Related Diseases While growing up in Spain, Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., often heard her mother say, “In a clean house, everything works better.” Young Ana Maria didn’t make much of it at the time, but this sage advice would become the guiding principle of her scientific career. Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D.Dr. ...

2016-11-10 | Animal Science Professor Identifies Gut Microbiota Signatures of Healthy Aging

"There have been a lot of genetics studies that have tried to understand what in genetics makes people live longer and healthier," says Jiangchao Zhao of the Department of Animal Science at the University of Arkansas, "but not much progress has been made in that field." However, the recent surge of interest in the human gut microbiome in the scientific community has opened some historically locked doors. ...

2016-11-09 | SAPVoice: Can Artificial Intelligence Address The Challenges Of An Aging Population?

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2016-11-08 | Aging Bonobos Become Farsighted, Just Like Humans

Bonobos have a decidedly low-tech solution to farsightedness, scientists have found. Rather than donning glasses to bring objects that are near into sharper focus, aging bonobos just adjust their position, particularly when grooming their hairy pals. Researchers noted that when older bonobos groomed their neighbors, they sat back and extended their arms farther than younger bonobos did — and they stretched their arms even more over time. ...

2016-11-08 | The 5 Best Anti-Aging Serums Our Editors Swear By

"Lately, I’ve been loving Sunday Riley’s Luna face oil. I like using retinol on my skin, as it simultaneously combats breakouts and caters to the Dorian Grey-esque attitude I take toward preventing signs of aging. ...

2016-11-08 | Cabinet gives nod to ageing society measures

The cabinet on Tuesday endorsed four new measures to help the elderly get jobs, find residences and earn regular incomes. Kobsak Pootrakool, a vice minister at the Prime Minister's Office, said after the cabinet meeting that the first measure was a tax incentive for operators who employed people aged 60 or more. ...

2016-11-08 | New anti-ageing pill can postpone onset of wrinkles and crow's feet

Researchers have found that an anti-ageing pill that can postpone the onset of wrinkles and crow's feet could be developed soon. It was found that the end of chromosomes contains a protective bit of DNA called telomeres, which shortens every time a cell divides. ...

2016-11-07 | Eucerin Introduces New Anti-aging Range

As we've previously reported, only 10–15% of cutaneous aging is actually driven by genetics or the passage of time, while 85–90% is a direct result of avoidable extrinsic factors. The new Eucerin Elasticity+Filler addresses these issues by leveraging anti-aging active ingredients such as Beiersdorf’s Arctiin, which stimulates collagen production in skin cells, and the antioxidant silymarin, which protects collagen and elastin from degrading. ...

2016-11-06 | FDA approves eye implant for aging boomers - UPI | (e) Science News

HealthDay News An implant that helps the aging eye focus on small print and nearby objects has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Get the latest and most popular science news articles of the week in your Inbox! ...

2016-11-05 | Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting - AP Health | (e) Science News

Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting - AP Health | (e) Science News CHICAGO (AP) -- With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.... Get the latest and most popular science news articles of the week in your Inbox! It's free! ...

2016-11-05 | POPULATION: Developing Countries Must Focus on 'Positive Ageing'

The success of the global fight to eradicate poverty is largely contingent on welfare policies related to swiftly ageing populations, particularly in the developing world where a majority of old people live below the poverty line, say experts. A combination of social, economic and demographic factors has led to the neglect of the elderly, thus making this 'one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.' In particular, these changes have characterised the lifetime of the current generation of elderly - which are in turn impacting the relations of the elderly with their children, relatives and communities. ...

2016-11-05 | Scientists make anti-ageing breakthrough

A study, published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, has found that the activity of mitochondrial complex II significantly decreases in older skin. This discovery brings experts a step closer to developing powerful anti-ageing treatments and cosmetic products which may be tailored to counteract the decline in the enzyme’s activity levels. ...

2016-11-05 | 41mil population by 2040 in ageing Malaysia

Median age will rise to 38 years, bumiputeras will form 72% of the population, says Statistics Department. PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is expected to be categorised as an ageing nation in 2020, when people aged 65 and above will comprise 7.2 per cent of the population. ...

2016-11-05 | Yoga for anti-aging

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2016-11-05 | EPA: Spend billions to upgrade aging water systems

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency says nearly $400 billion in infrastructure spending is needed over the next two decades to ensure that Americans continue to have safe drinking water. The agency says that thousands of miles of pipes and tens of thousands of treatment plants, storage tanks and water distribution systems are due for upgrades by 2030 at an estimated cost of $384 billion.

2016-11-05 | Octogenarian model reshapes China’s views on aging

BEIJING—Gym-toned figure, check. Cool dance moves, double check. ...

2016-11-04 | Genes or exercise: Can you save your face from ageing?

Whether you choose to accept it or not: ageing is a part of life. Annoyingly, some people age better than others and nobody really knows why. ...

2016-11-04 | Analysis: Planning needed to deal with ageing population

With the proportion of over-65s in the population set to double in less than 30 years, Ireland has some serious thinking to do in terms of planning for this imminent demographic turnaround. Some good work is under way, particularly in research units at third level, but the challenges an ageing population will pose have yet to engage the wider society. ...

2016-11-04 | Dermatologist Matthew Green Shares Some Tips to Prevent Aging Skin!

The biggest thing is to use sunscreen! A shot glass amount of sunscreen should be applied to any exposed skin on your face and body. ...