Posts Tagged ‘Aging’

September 8th, 2021

Opioid Overdose Risk Appears Higher in Older Americans, USC Study Indicates

One in 10 adults were at risk of overdose, with older Americans relying on high doses of opioids more than younger adults, researchers found in a national sample of prescription claims. Contact: Emily Gersema at or (213) 712-3168 or Michele Keller at or (213) 210-6072 Even with COVID-19 dominating the news, the epidemic of opioid use remains […]

August 12th, 2019

Study finds older adults less distracted by negative information

A new USC study finds that the way our attention is distracted by emotion differs between younger and older adults. Contact: Jenesse Miller (213) 810-8554 or A new study shows that compared to younger adults, older adults are less distracted by negative information — even in the earliest stages of attention. USC researchers looked […]

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June 18th, 2015

Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging

Benefits demonstrated in mice and yeast; piloted in humans Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research led by USC’s Valter Longo shows that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a wide range of health benefits. In a […]

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