Advice for older adults on staying safe in hot weather
July 13, 2017
With summer here and the temperatures rising, it is important to understand the health risks that excessive heat can bring and know the signs of heat-related illnesses. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly...
Expert panel offers transformative recommendations for NIH Alzheimer's research centers
June 29, 2017
The National Institutes on Aging engaged leading experts from academia, industry and non-profit foundations, working in Alzheimer’s and other complex diseases, in a strategic planning process to help ensure that the next generation of...
National Academies committee sees promising but inconclusive evidence on interventions to prevent cognitive decline, dementia
June 22, 2017
The public is enormously concerned about dementia and cognitive impairment, and a wide range of programs and products, such as diets, exercise regimens, games, and supplements, purport to keep these conditions at bay. It is difficult for individuals...
NIA ends intervention phase of ASPREE trial early
June 14, 2017
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced that it is ending the intervention phase of the ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) trial, effective immediately. Study...
Walking, talking, and thinking about brain and body health
May 24, 2017
For some residents of Portland, OR, taking a walk down memory lane has taken on a whole new meaning. The Sharing History through Active Reminiscence and Photo-Imagery (SHARP) study combines walking, social engagement, and reminiscence to help...
Researchers identify gene variant that confers risk for multiple sclerosis and lupus
April 27, 2017
An international team of researchers, including scientists from NIA’s Intramural Research Program, have identified an important new genetic variant that increases risk for two autoimmune diseases: multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus...
Toolkit provides tips to help older adults talk with their doctors
April 11, 2017
As we age, we all face more health conditions and treatments. To ensure they are getting good health care, it’s important for older adults to communicate effectively with their doctors and healthcare professionals. Help older adults make...
Register now for Aging and Immunity Symposium!
April 10, 2017
Aging and Immunity Symposium May 10-11, 2017 Rockville, MD This two-day symposium is co-sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. There is no charge to attend this meeting, but you...
Researchers find clue to damage and repair of aging cells
April 4, 2017
Why does the chance of getting cancer increase as we age? A long-standing hypothesis, supported by compelling evidence in the past several decades, implicates the accumulation over time of damage to cells, organelles, and biomolecules as an...
NIH-supported trials of testosterone therapy in older men report mixed results
February 21, 2017
In older men with low testosterone, one year of testosterone treatment improved bone density and corrected anemia of both known and unknown causes, but also increased the volume of coronary artery plaque, according to results reported from the...