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Social isolation results in memory loss in later life

Social isolation contributes to memory loss in older age, research by LSE’s Care and Evaluation Centre has shown for the first time. The paper, published in Journals of Gerontology, found that both men and women were affected, but in different ways. Men with high levels of social isolation experienced subsequent memory decline. For women it

Stars Who Welcomed Babies Later in Life

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Pregnancy complications tied to higher risk of later hypertension

(HealthDay)—Several first-time pregnancy complications are associated with development of hypertension (HTN) two to seven years later, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association. David M. Haas, M.D., from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, and colleagues used follow-up data from 4,484 women

Low intelligence linked to suicide risk later in life

People with low scores on intelligence tests in adolescence run a higher risk of suicide and suicide attempt later in life. That is according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that followed almost 50,000 Swedish men from the 1970s until recently. The study is published in the journal Psychological Medicine. Prior studies have

Stars Who Welcomed Babies Later in Life

Oh, baby! While some celebrities get started growing their families early on, these stars waited to have children until later in life. Alanis Morissette, for example, announced in March 2019 that she is expecting her third child at age 44. The “Ironic” singer, who married rapper Mario “Souleye” Treadway in 2010, posted a baby bump

Lung inflammation from childhood asthma linked with later anxiety

Persistent lung inflammation may be one possible explanation for why having asthma during childhood increases your risk for developing anxiety later in life, according to Penn State researchers. In a study with mice, researchers found that childhood exposure to allergens was linked with persistent lung inflammation. It was also connected to changes in gene expression

E-cigarette smoking tied to later marijuana use in teens

(HealthDay)—Teenagers’ use of any tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), is associated with subsequent marijuana use, according to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Janet Audrain-McGovern, Ph.D., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues examined whether adolescent e-cigarette, hookah, or combustible cigarette use is associated with initiating and currently using

Intellectual activities in later life may cut dementia risk

(HealthDay)—Active participation in intellectual activities among adults aged 65 years or older is associated with reduced risk of dementia, according to a study published online May 30 in JAMA Psychiatry. Allen T.C. Lee, M.B.Ch.B., from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and colleagues conducted a longitudinal study among 15,582 community-living Chinese individuals aged 65 years

Later school start times really do improve sleep time

The study aimed to investigate the short and longer-term impact of a 45-min delay in school start time on sleep and well-being of adolescents. Singapore leads the world in the Programme for International Student Assessment rankings, which measures international scholastic performance in 15-year-olds. East Asian students live in a culture where the importance of academic