Archive: January 2017

ASA elder mistreatment courses start (McKnight’s)

McKnight’s published a story on how the American Society on Aging, in collaboration with the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, is offering two five-week online courses on elder mistreatment in an effort to help senior care providers help victims of elder abuse.

Fasting mimicking: The scientific new diet that’s making people lose half a stone in five days (The Independent)

Reporter Rachel Hoise of the UK's Independent tested out the fast mimicking diet (FMD) developed by Valter Longo. "The benefits of following a FMD are multitudinous: whilst weight-loss will undoubtedly occur, the main aim is to extend your ‘healthspan’ - that is, how long you live healthily, before contracting any age-related illnesses," she writes in her first-person account of her experience.