Bono’s Glasses

Have you ever wondered why Bono, the frontman for U2, wears his trademark sunglasses inside, year-round? It’s because he has glaucoma.  Mayo Clinic defines glaucoma as “a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision.” This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure…

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Too Good?

According to a new study published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine Evidence, a blood test to screen for prostate cancer may be better than experts initially thought, particularly among Black men. As reported by the CDC, there’s no standard test for prostate cancer. Two of the more commonly used tests are a…

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Record Breaker

What do you imagine you’ll be doing the day after turning 100 years old? Last month, WWII veteran Lester Wright celebrated in style, setting a new world record in the 100 meter dash, in front of thousands of track fans. He crossed the line to a standing ovation, finishing seventh out of nine runners, beating…

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Seeing The Signs

Researchers say a new, first-of-its-kind study shows the retina may also be able to provide scientists with an easy, non-invasive way to determine our body’s true biological age. And as it turns out, dry eyes can be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis. Also, high cholesterol levels can cause a white, gray, or blue ring to…

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Slowing the Decline

New research suggests that taking a daily multivitamin for three years is associated with a 60% slowdown in cognitive aging, with effects especially pronounced in cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients. In addition to testing the effect of a daily multivitamin on cognition, the COSMOS study also examined the effect of cocoa flavanols but did not show…

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Elder Abuse

A study published Monday by Human Rights Watch revealed that around 179,000 nursing home residents are being given antipsychotic drugs, even though they don’t have Schizophrenia or other serious mental illnesses that those drugs are designed to treat. Antipsychotic drugs, such as haloperidol and risperidone, are FDA-approved for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but they…

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Older

We recently told you about Mrs. Hester Ford, the oldest supercentenarian in the US. She lived to be 115 or 116. And Jeanne Calment of France is the oldest supercentenarian on record. She lived 122 years and 164 days at the time of her death in 1997. But a recent study published in the journal…

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Millennials at 40

It’s happening. Millennials are beginning to reach middle age. As of 2021, the older millennials, born between 1981 and 1988, have started turning 40. And they are feeling it… More than the Gen Xers that are only a few years older. According to a study conducted by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, millennials had substantially higher…

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115. Or 116.

Hester Ford, the oldest person in the U.S., a supercentenarian, has died.  She was either 115 or 116 years old. It depends on which U.S. Census Bureau documents you read. Either way, Mrs. Hester was the oldest person on record from the United States as of July 30, according to data compiled by the Gerontology…

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Garbage in…

Experts say that three or more servings per day of “ultra-processed food” – mass-manufactured foods containing oils, sugars, fats, starch, and little nutrients – may double the odds of changes in chromosomes linked to aging. Scientists at the European and International Conference on Obesity reported their findings at an online medical conference at the beginning…

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