aging Tag

Chronic insomnia is a burden for anyone, but among the elderly it’s of particular concern because it can aggravate existing health conditions and lead to cognitive decline and injuries. Exactly what percentage of the elderly suffers from insomnia is not known, largely because there is no exact definition of it among either researchers or their...

It’s been known for a long time that when animals drastically decrease their calorie intake, they can avoid many age-related health problems and live for a much longer time. But, using this approach to extend human lives is questionable. For one thing, scientists still have not proven the benefits of calorie restriction in humans and...

Since ancient times, ginseng has been used as a cure for just about anything from reducing fatigue and increasing libido to lowering blood sugar levels and strengthening the immune system. Today, ginseng is one of the most commonly used over-the-counter herbal medicines. Yet, as popular as ginseng is, research supporting its health benefits is scarce....

Racial disparities in health are well-documented, predicting a shorter life expectancy and an increased risk of age-related illnesses at younger ages for African Americans, in comparison to those in whites. Now, a new study shows that there may be a link between accelerated aging at the biological level to the impact that racism has on...