Aging

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Alzheimer's gene may impact cognition before adulthood

A new finding suggests a gene linked to Alzheimer's may also be associated with lower IQ scores in childhood.

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The future isn’t so golden for California’s next wave of retirees

About half of the state's private sector employees ages 25 to 64 don’t have dedicated retirement assets, a new brief says.

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The ultimate guide to staying safe in the sun

July is UV Safety Awareness Month. Everything you need to know to protect yourself is right here.

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The skin care myth that harms people of color

Everyone can get skin cancer — which surprises some. UC's Skin of Color clinics aim to end health care disparities in dermatology.

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What do dating technology and Alzheimer's have in common?

Artificial intelligence, developed around the same ‘swipe right’ approach we associate with dating apps, could vastly scale up Alzheimer’s research.

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Preparing to care for the Baby Boomer wave that’s coming

Scientists examine how wisdom, loneliness, sleep quality and more impact the well-being of older persons.

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Skin repair reduces ‘inflamm-aging’ factors linked to chronic disease

In a pilot study, treatment with a reparative skin cream lowered cytokine levels which are linked to Alzheimer's and more.

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Can short-term stress make the body and mind more resilient?

A new UCSF study is testing a theory about how much stress is good for us.

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Dementia looks different in brains of Latinos

A first-of-its-kind study has uncovered dramatic racial differences in the brains of those with dementia.

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Want to fight heart disease? Stand up.

Too much sitting has been connected to premature mortality, diabetes and more. Now, add heart disease to that list.

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