Topic: Aging

Red Wine Component Can Undo Some of the Harm Done by Poor Diet, Researchers Find

Dec. 17, 2013

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that resveratrol which is abundantly available in red wine and also found in grapes, peanuts and berries can ease some of the negative effects on the immune system caused by a diet high in fat.

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The power of the Internet over depression

Feb. 6, 2012
The power of the Internet over depression

To fight depression among homebound adults, Social Work Professor Namkee Choi uses the video chat tool Skype and connects patients with therapists.

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Swimming through Complicated Waters, Medicare Part D Participants Learn to Reduce Spending Over Time, Economist Finds

Nov. 1, 2011

Despite substantial controversy among academics and policymakers about individuals' ability to choose complicated drug insurance products, economics research from The University of Texas at Austin has provided evidence that Medicare Part D participants quickly adapt and learn to reduce rates of overspending within the system.

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Self-Reported Cognitive Difficulties May Indicate Early Signs of Cerebrovascular Disease, Research Shows

Oct. 5, 2011

Middle-aged adults at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) can perceive and complain about related cognitive difficulties long before standard neuropsychological screening tools detect any problems, according to a recent study from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Older Adults Make Smarter Decisions That Lead to Long-Term Gains, Study Shows

Sept. 19, 2011

Many people believe getting older means losing a mental edge, leading to poor decision-making, but a new study from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas AandM University suggests older adults are far better at making choices that lead to long-term gain.

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