All articles related to "aging":

Cohousing can benefit both older adults, young families

Intergenerational cohousing in which residents share meals and chores not only can benefit older adults but also aid young families who may need help from their neighbors when juggling work and family, said Lisa Berkman, Thomas D. Cabot…

Uncovering a ‘smoking gun’ in age-related disease

For the first time, researchers reveal a causal link between RNA splicing and aging For immediate release: Monday, December 5, 2016 Boston, MA – Aging is a key risk factor for a variety of devastating, chronic diseases, yet…

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster

For immediate release: October 24, 2016 Boston, MA – Elderly people who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors after the 2011 tsunami in Japan were more likely to experience increased…

The good news about Alzheimer’s

October 28, 2016 – By age 95, people have a 50% chance of having Alzheimer’s disease. That's the bad news. But Albert Hofman, new chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health…

James Mitchell receives 2016 Armen H. Tashjian Jr. Award

May 19, 2016—James Mitchell, associate professor of genetics and complex diseases, is the 2016 recipient of the Armen H. Tashjian Jr. Award for Excellence in Endocrine Research. At an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Mitchell spoke…

Can volunteering lead to better health?

January 5, 2016 — Eric Kim, a research fellow in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, recently led the first study to look at a possible link between volunteering…

The challenges facing aging societies

As both birth rates and death rates drop in most countries around the world, societies are facing new challenges in dealing with their aging populations. Lisa Berkman, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology and…

A link between paid maternity leave and mental health

May 13, 2015 — Paid maternity leave following the birth of a first child appears to have positive benefits on women’s mental health later in life, according to a study published May 2015 in Social Science & Medicine…