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Research: Are Aging Biases Among Doctors Disappearing?

Are age biases of doctors disappearing?  A University of California study found no significant difference between the intervention and control group based on the repeat Age Implicit Association Test (IAT) scores when compared to the initial Age IAT scores.

UK health psychologists use AprilAge face aging software for smoking cessation

UK health psychologists use AprilAge face aging software for smoking cessation
Health psychologist Sarah Grogan, a specialist in body image at Manchester Metropolitan University, uses AprilAge face aging software to determine how appearance might influence our health behaviours.

Thinking about your "future self" has positive impact on present self

How often do you think about your future self? It could make all the difference in how happy and successful you are later in life.  You see, one of the biggest factors in making smart decisions is knowing when to pay short-term costs for long-term benefits. It’s about keeping the future in mind.

Feeling younger could mean your brain is aging more slowly

Elderly people who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of brain aging, compared with those who feel their age or older than their age researchers say.

Benefits of not retiring can be more than just financial

What if you want to work until your 70s, 80s or even 90s? What if your health is such that you can continue full employment?  The benefits can be far more than just financial.

New study finds exercise may be best protection against aging

For a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association , researchers found that older people who spent less time sitting and more time moving had fewer signs of encroaching heart disease.

Suffolk County, New York finds success with youth in "At Face Value" program for healthier living

In just one minute, the "At Face Value" program provides a powerful image to high school students to show them how risky lifestyle behaviors today will affect how they look in the future.

You need to practice being your future self

Sometimes you need to be irresponsible with your current challenges in order to make real progress on your future self. You have to let the present just sit there, untended. It’s not going away and will never end. That’s the nature of the present.

Stanford researcher says we shouldn't start working full-time until we're 40

According to Stanford psychologist Laura Carstensen, full-time work ideally would begin around the age of 40, rather than in our early 20s. Careers would be longer, with a gradual transition to part-time work in the later years before full retirement around age 80.

Could a little young blood reverse the effects of aging?

Researchers have seen the benefits in mice, but don't know if it's true in humans.  Photo from the Everett Collection.
A discussion with Dr. Thomas Rando, whose pioneering research explores how blood from younger animals can apparently rejuvenate the cells and tissues of older animals. Rando is the head of a laboratory at Stanford University, where he is also the director of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, deputy director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and a professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, as well as an AFAR board member and multiple grantee.

Impact of Healthy Lifestyle Factors on Life Expectancies in the U.S. Population

Adopting a healthy lifestyle could substantially reduce premature mortality and prolong life expectancy in US adults.

How Your Future Self Can Help Keep Healthy Food Habits on Track

(This Q & A with registered dietitian and author of "The Food Therapist", Shira Lenchewski, first appeared on   From the science be...