#older-adults

An F.D.A. panel will consider whether Pfizer's vaccine should be authorized for young children.
A key federal advisory committee is set to consider on Tuesday whether to recommend that a pediatric dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine be offered to 5- to 11-year-olds, setting in motion a string of decisions that could lead to children getting shots as early as the end of next week.
Keep your brain sharp by finding your sleep 'sweet spot,' study says
That fable could apply to sleep duration in people as they age as well.
Collaborators Launch AI-Robotics Initiative to Aid Older Adults in Daily Care
University of Massachusetts Lowell researchers are among the scientists behind a new initiative to develop robotics and artificial-intelligence systems designed to improve the quality of life for senior citizens.
Dozens Killed During Unusually Heavy Rains in India and Nepal
The death toll continued to rise on Wednesday as landslides and flooding damaged homes and stranded thousands of people.
Is the Saturated Fat in Chocolate as Bad as the Fat in Meat? (Published 2019)
Chemicals used in packaging may play role in 100,000 US deaths a year - study
The group of chemicals called phthalates, also known as plasticizers, may contribute to the early deaths of 91,000 to 107,000 older adults in the US each year, according to a new study.
Grant Will Fund Mental Health Treatment For Bed-Stuy Seniors
BED-STUY, BROOKLYN - Seniors in Bed-Stuy and throughout Brooklyn can soon receive home-based, culturally-responsive mental health treatment thanks to federal grant money awarded to a city nonprofit.
ICL Gets $1.4M Grant to Support Mental Health Services for BK Seniors
Nonprofit health care provider Institute for Community Living has been awarded $1.4 million to support whole health care services in East New York, Brownsville, Cypress Hills, Ocean Hill, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, with a focus on Latinx communities and veterans.
Neil LaBute Seeks 'The Answer to Everything' in Germany
The American playwright's first new play since he parted ways with his theater in 2018 during the #MeToo movement finds a stage far from New York.
Taking aspirin to prevent heart attack may cause more harm than good, task force says
According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's preliminary updated advice released on Tuesday, older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke.