Research Roundup on Aging – nature.com

Frailty measures, microbial ‘fountains of youth’, screening for social isolation, and other highlights from studies into ageing.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00076-9

Aging fascinates me now that I am an aging older adult. I didn’t pay much as much attention to aging when I was younger.

Many Meds Taken by Seniors Can Raise Risk of Falls

Many Meds Taken by Seniors Can Raise Risk of Falls.

After adjusting for the number of medications a person was taking, the researchers found men and women taking opioid painkillers as well as men taking antidepressants were more than twice as likely to have a fall injury as seniors who were not taking those drugs. Women taking antidepressants were 75% more likely to have a fall injury.