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January 3, 2013

Can You Trust Dr. Oz? And What’s the Deal With RealAge.com?

…series of research teams. Oz bases his claims on lone research studies that lack scientific rigor. The doctor conflates research findings. Slate cites Oz’s claim that high doses of vitamin…

June 8, 2015

Oops! They got the memory deficit theory wrong – and more from the week online

…more quotes. Older black lives matter Co-director of the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research Dr. James S. Jackson says researchers are missing the point when they flag…

March 6, 2016

JFK’s former nurse turns 100 — plus more from the week online

…Read more about that here. Also in the new-research file: Scientists have found a protein in the brain that they believe may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s — and that…

May 4, 2017

How VR Could Break America’s Opioid Addiction

…other forms of distraction, such as music or video games. Studies also show that SnowWorld reduces activity in areas of the brain associated with pain perception. The researchers believe that…

December 14, 2018

To CBD or not to CBD

…found in magazine and website articles. Bethany Gomez, director of research for The Brightfield Group, a market research firm focused on the cannabis industry, calls CBD the ”hot new ingredient,”…

April 18, 2016

Life Expectancy Depends on Where You Live + more from the week online

…New York Times based on research by the Health Inequality Project. In fact, life expectancy in some places — among them, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Springfield and Bloomington Indiana, and Las Vegas…

June 28, 2015

30 Osteoarthritis Tips From Expert Tweets

research study of acupuncture’s effectiveness in treating knee osteoarthritis didn’t show significant benefit, but some researchers say it’s still worth a try, since many patients have found that it helps…

September 8, 2016

This Study Needs You

…to be involved. President Obama is asking Americans to give researchers information about what they eat, how often they exercise, whether they sleep through the night, how much they smoke…

March 25, 2015

No, You Haven’t Reached Your Cognitive Peak

…gathering information via the Internet, Hartshorne says, the researchers were able to round out the age categories and learn more about older-age peaks. That’s because traditionally, research into cognitive skills…

January 11, 2013

How to Live for 1,000 Years… Someday

…of America, the American Aging Association and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Rejuvenation Research. In the past year, the SENS research center…

January 15, 2015

Can a Controversial New Treatment Reverse Memory Loss?

research ”intriguing” but caution that more study is needed, saying that a study of only 10 patients with no control group is very preliminary. Others criticize his research model, which…

December 7, 2015

Quads turn 80, Oprah on ageism & more from the week online

…loneliness – the deficit between how social we want to be and how social we are – can make us sick and even shorten our lives. Now, research is providing…

February 26, 2013

Can You Believe the Health News?

some researchers may draw “conclusions” from a succession of studies that produce similar associations. It’s one reason why studies are so often followed by contradictory research. In contrast, the just-published…

February 18, 2015

We’re Older – But Are We Really Wiser?

…thought I was. Wise Woman 1: Dr. Vivian Clayton A geriatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Clayton is the grandmother of wisdom research. During the early ’80s, she was the first researcher to…

October 6, 2014

Aging With Attitude: Dr. Ephraim Engleman, 103

…of California San Francisco research center that now bears his name and which he directs – the Rosalind Russell-Ephraim Engleman Rheumatology Research Center – or to perform violin. Or he…