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Scientists isolate biomarkers that can identify delirium risk and severity

Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically ill patients. This finding opens the door ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Want to be a wise guy in old age? Take testosterone

Taking testosterone supplements can boost men's brain health into old age, a new research review has found.

Health

Study examines a new model for older adult wellness

Community-based wellness instructors can provide tailored wellness care to older adults, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. A randomized controlled trial assessing whether community ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

There's more than one way to age. How are you doing it?

Most of us think we know what aging looks and feels like. It announces itself with wrinkled skin and gray, thinning hair. It blurs vision, makes joints creaky, and if not rigorously countered, causes things to sag.

Ophthalmology

Many older people's lens prescriptions are wrong

Overall, Swedish 70-year-olds' eyesight is good, but many could see even better. Six in ten can improve their vision by getting eyeglasses or changing the power of the glasses they already have, according to a new study from ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Ethnic groups have higher risk of developing a physical disability

Men and women from a South Asian background are more likely to develop a physical disability and struggle with day-to-day physical activities throughout adulthood compared with their White British counterparts, new research ...