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Obesity and aging: study finds obesity can speed aging

One might think that obesity and the effects of aging are two relatively unrelated health issues. A new study however shows that in fact obesity has many similar effects on the body function as those that occur due to aging. »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Aging could potentially be reversed using human growth hormone, study suggests

Researchers in Canada and the United States have found evidence suggesting that specific hormones may reverse human aging. In their paper published in the journal Aging Cell,the group explains how they used recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH), a hormone that stimulates »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Live long and prosper

With apologies to Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, one might question the “prospering” aspect, but a new report says Canadians are living longer. The information comes from Canada’s official statistics gathering agency, Statistics Canada, which released figures from 2010-11 and 2012-13 »

Economy, Health, Society

Women, the poor spend more on aging parent care

Care of an aging parent is costing Canadians $33 billion a year and that number will grow, according to a new report by a major Canadian bank, CIBC. The sum is a calculation of direct out-of-pocket expenses and time off »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Gut microbe research could lead to healthier aging: study

A new study suggests that as we age the microbes in our intestines change and cause inflammation leading to declining health. Further research could eventually provide therapies to change those microbes and stave off illnesses that are associated with aging. »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian research creates ‘fountain of youth’, (or close to it)

The fountain of youth is supposed to reverse ageing.  We’re not there yet, but maybe we can slow the effects of ageing, and improve brain function and retain the senses of sight and smell in the process. Researchers using a »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada now has its own International Longevity Centre.

In terms of its population, Canada is ageing. There are now more people in this country who are over the age of 65 than there are under the age of 15. Canada now joins the ranks of some 17 other »


Doorknobs are out, lever handles are in

Most of us open and close doors every day reflexively, but for many, like arthritic seniors, it may be challenging and even painful to do.  Hardware is the problem.  More specifically, doorknobs.  Pinching and twisting them requires a tight grip.  »

The Link

The LINK Online #42

This week, Lynn Desjardins joins Marc Montgomery in studio as we look back on some of the stories covered this week. We hear about the study of bees, and why they are so important to the environment. Climate-change is part »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian geneticist studies why large dogs have shorter lifespans than small breeds

A Canadian researcher whose work involves studies into aging has been examining an issue close to milions of pet owners. Why do little dogs live longer than big dogs? Daniel Promislow is currently working in the Department of Genetics at »