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Researchers Find Common Psychological Traits in Group of Italians Aged 90 to 101

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In remote Italian villages nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains lives a group of several hundred citizens over the age of 90. Researchers at the University of Rome La Sapienza and University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified common psychological traits in members of this group.

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New Nih Consortium to Streamline Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new clinical trials consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is expected to accelerate and expand research into therapies that treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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Holiday Loneliness Can Be Harmful to Seniors’ Health

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Loneliness in older Americans is linked to serious medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and heart disease as well as a higher risk of premature death. But loneliness can be easily overlooked as a health risk because healthcare providers can neglect asking their older patients about their social lives, and many older adults are too proud or embarrassed to ask for help, experts say. Cedars-Sinai geriatricians suggest tips for seniors who may feel especially isolated during the holidays.

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Your Mood Depends on the Food You Eat, and What You Should Eat Changes as You Get Older

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Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Updated Brain Cell Map Connects Various Brain Diseases to Specific Cell Types

Researchers have developed new single-cell sequencing methods that could be used to map the cell origins of various brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. By analyzing individual nuclei of cells from adult human brains, researchers have identified 35 different subtypes of neurons and glial cells and discovered which of these subtypes are most susceptible to common risk factors for different brain diseases.

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One in the Hand Worth Two in the Bush? Tendency to Undervalue Future Rewards Linked to ADHD, Obesity

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a genetic signature for delay discounting — the tendency to undervalue future rewards — that overlaps with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), smoking and weight.

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High-Intensity Exercise Delays Parkinson’s Progression

High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, according to a new phase 2, multi-site trial led by Northwestern Medicine and University of Denver scientists.

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Most Who Enrolled in Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion Already Either Work or Can’t Work, Study Shows

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Nearly half of the people who enrolled in Medicaid after it expanded in Michigan have jobs, a new study finds. Another 11 percent can’t work, likely due to serious physical or mental health conditions. And about 1 in 4 enrollees are out of work but also are much more likely to be in poor health. The new findings may inform discussions of potential work requirements for poor and near-poor Americans who qualify for expanded Medicaid.

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Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease: Shifting the Focus to Prevention

This past decade, Alzheimer’s science has undergone a paradigm shift toward the disease’s early, silent phase. For trials, this means change at every level: new participants, new screening tools, new outcome measurements. What’s the progress?

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