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  • NIH asks participants in Women's Health Initiative estrogen-alone study to stop study pills, begin follow-up phase
    March 2, 2004

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has instructed participants in the estrogen-alone study of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a large multi-center trial, to stop taking their study pills and to begin the follow-up phase of the study....

  • Low free testosterone levels linked to Alzheimer's disease in older men
    January 26, 2004

    Older men with lower levels of free, or unbound, testosterone circulating in their bloodstreams could be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) than their peers, according to new research. This prospective observational study is...

  • Three new members named to the NACA
    January 22, 2004

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced the appointment of three new members to the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA), the group that advises the National Institute on Aging (NIA) on the...

  • NIA statement on IOM testosterone report
    November 12, 2003

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) commends the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for its thoughtful report evaluating the pros and cons of conducting clinical trials of testosterone replacement in older men. The NIA appreciates the effort and care...

  • NIA statement on IOM testosterone report
    November 12, 2003

    What is testosterone? Testosterone is a vital sex hormone that plays an important role in puberty. But contrary to what some people believe, testosterone isn’t exclusively a male hormone. Women produce small amounts of it in their bodies as...

  • NIH Launches
    October 23, 2003

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today launched ( ), a new talking web site with formats and topics tailored to the needs of older people. The senior friendly site takes advantage of...

  • Scientists pinpoint gene influencing age-at-onset of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
    October 21, 2003

    Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have located a gene on chromosome 10 that they believe influences the age-at-onset of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Using a novel method to match the genes of people affected with...

  • National Institute on Aging, American Visionary Art Museum launch Vital Visionaries collaboration
    October 17, 2003

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) in Baltimore, MD, are joining forces in the Vital Visionaries Collaboration, a program pairing Baltimore elders with first and second year medical students....

  • New prevalence study suggests dramatically rising numbers of people with Alzheimer's disease
    August 18, 2003

    Scientists project that some 13.2 million older Americans will have Alzheimer's disease (AD) by 2050 unless new ways are found to prevent or treat the disease. According to these latest estimates of the current and future prevalence of AD,...

  • End-of-life legal instruments
    August 1, 2003

    What sets Alzheimer's disease apart from many other terminal diseases is the progressive, irreversible loss of cognitive abilities, which begins early and becomes increasingly worse. The majority of patients arrive at the later stages of...