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  • Skin cancer information is newest offering on NIHSeniorHealth web site
    May 15, 2007

    Those who have reached middle age and beyond can remember when deep tans were thought to be beautiful and healthy. Back then, it was not widely recognized that hours spent sunbathing could increase the risk for skin cancer. It was not until the...

  • NIA Statement: Early findings from ADAPT indicate NSAIDs do not prevent Alzheimer’s disease
    April 25, 2007

    The drugs naproxen and celecoxib did not reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease in an analysis of data from a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The trial researchers...

  • Tai Chi boosts immunity to shingles virus in older adults, NIH-sponsored study reports
    April 6, 2007

    Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese form of exercise, may help older adults avoid getting shingles by increasing immunity to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and boosting the immune response to varicella vaccine in older adults, according to a new study...

  • Could baby boomers be approaching retirement in worse shape than their predecessors?
    March 5, 2007

    Americans in their early to mid-50s today report poorer health, more pain and more trouble doing everyday physical tasks than their older peers reported at the same age in years past, a recent analysis has shown. The research, published in print and...

  • LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring/Summer 2007
    March 1, 2007

    A New Look at Global Aging Project ALERT- A New Link for Alzheimer’s Awareness Profile: Dr. Eliseo Pérez- Stable RCMAR Mentorship Congratulations to New NIA Dissertation Grantees! Remember: July 16 Application...

  • In Memoriam: Leon Thal, M.D.
    February 9, 2007

    Dr. Leon Thal, one of the world’s leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease and the head of the National Insitute on Aging’s (NIA) clinical trials consortium, the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), died...

  • In Memoriam: Leon Thal, M.D.
    February 9, 2007

    Dr. Leon Thal, one of the world’s leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease and the head of the National Insitute on Aging’s (NIA) clinical trials consortium, the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), died...

  • Media Availability: Special journal issue focuses on delirium and dementia in older people
    January 16, 2007

    What: Studies indicate that each year more than 2.5 million hospitalized older adults experience delirium, a state of acute mental confusion. Delirium is worrisome to patients and to their families and friends, and it is estimated that complications...

  • Scientists find new genetic clue to cause of Alzheimer's disease
    January 14, 2007

    Variations in a gene known as SORL1 may be a factor in the development of late onset Alzheimer's disease, an international team of researchers has discovered. The genetic clue, which could lead to a better understanding of one cause of Alzheimer...

  • NIHSeniorHealth adds information on depression
    January 8, 2007

    Important life changes that we make as we get older may cause feelings of uneasiness, stress, and sadness. For instance, the death of a loved one, moving from work into retirement, or dealing with a serious illness can leave people feeling sad or...

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