Less healthy seniors took the biggest hit by driving up the cost of groceries

Three-quarters of people over 50 in the United States say rising grocery costs have affected them somewhat or a lot, and nearly a third say they are eating less healthily because of rising food costs, according to findings from new polls. But food cost inflation has hit certain groups of seniors hardest, the survey suggests … Read more

Keys to maintaining good brain health

Your brain is pretty amazing. About 100 billion nerve cells work together to keep you nimble and quick in your thinking. But just like the rest of your body, your brain may not be as powerful when you get a little older. Maybe you need to write things down, or you forget appointments, or you … Read more

Eating nuts early in life may lead to better health as we age

Researchers who reviewed 20 years of dietary history and 30 years of physical and clinical measurements found that participants who ate nuts early in life were more likely to be more physically active, have a better quality diet, and experienced a better risk profile for heart disease. as they age into middle adulthood. These new … Read more

What is the impact of COVID-19 on men’s reproductive health?

In a recent study published in Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Researchers assessed male reproductive health three months after infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Male reproductive health 3 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection: a multicenter study. Image credit: BlurryMe/Shutterstock Background Studies have identified the vulnerability of the male gender in experiencing severe acute respiratory syndrome … Read more

Hospices have become big business for private equity firms, raising concerns about end-of-life care

Hospice care, once provided primarily by nonprofit agencies, has seen a remarkable change over the past decade, with more than two-thirds of hospices nationwide now operating as for-profit entities. The ability to turn a quick profit in caring for people in their final days of life is attracting a new breed of hospice owner: private … Read more

OKC Zoo Contributes to Study of Challenging Theory of Aging | fun

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden recently contributed to a new study published in Science, a peer-reviewed academic journal. For the study, researchers used data provided by the zoo in collaboration with zoos and aquariums around the world to examine 52 species of turtles and tortoises. Data recorded by the OKC Zoo in the … Read more