Sunday, April 09, 2017


Led by Baby Boomers, divorce rates climb for America’s 50+ population...Copyright Pew Charitable Trusts
Divorces climbing among Boomers…At a time when divorce is becoming less common for younger adults, so-called “gray divorce” is on the rise: Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s...(continue)

‘Sniffing’ Urine to Detect Prostate Cancer Could Prevent Unnecessary Biopsies--On the list of dreaded medical tests, a prostate biopsy probably ranks fairly high. The common procedure requires sticking a needle into the prostate gland to remove tissue for assessment…(continue)

A Beach Lover’s Dream: A Step Toward Long-Lasting Sunscreen— In a perfect world, people would diligently reapply sunscreen every couple of hours to protect their delicate skin from damaging solar radiation. But in reality, few people actually adhere to reapplication guidelines, and those who do hardly relish the task…To develop longer-lasting sunscreens, researchers are trying to answer a basic question: How do sunblock ingredients work?...(continue)

Older Entrepreneurs an Untapped Force for Economic Stability--Entrepreneurs over 50 years of age offer significant “golden dividends” for economies wrestling with aging populations that place a disproportionate burden on resources—according to a new report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor…(continue)

Wills Eye Hospital and Renowned Cancer Team Lead off USA Research Wills Eye Hospital and Renowned Cancer Team Lead off USA Research Trial…(continue)

New Gene-Based Blood Tests Identify More Skin Cancers— Genetic testing of tumor and blood fluid samples from people with and without one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer has shown that two new blood tests can reliably detect previously unidentifiable forms of the disease…(continue)

New Measurement Technique Lowers Estimated Vitamin D Recommended Daily Allowance—After re-measurement of vitamin D by improved technology, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D intake drops from 800 to 400 International Units (IU) per day, new research reports…(continue)

How People who are Visually Impaired Can Walk the Monday Mile…Lighthouse Guild Doctor Offers Tips for National Walking Day…Nearly 14 million Americans - about one out of every 20 people - have low vision, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eye-care professionals use the term “low vision” to describe significant visual impairment that cannot be corrected with standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine or eye surgery…(continue)