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Boomers in the next decade: Working longer, living better (ABC News)

ABC News (via Kaiser Health News) quoted Pinchas Cohen of the USC Leonard Davis School on advancing the science around healthy aging.

Why Is Air Pollution So Harmful? DNA May Hold the Answer (New York Times)

New York Times featured research coauthored by Caleb Finch on how genes that protected humans against ancient airborne toxins may also confer protection against modern air pollution. Chicago Tribune also featured the article.

Can Intermittent Fasting Reset Your Immune System? (Forbes)

Forbes cited research from Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on intermittent fasting.

10 Health Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting Diets (Women’s Health Magazine)

Women’s Health cited research from Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on fasting and stem cell regeneration.

Dirty air and the human brain: Does pollution poison the mind? (Salon)

Salon featured Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School on the serious health risks of air pollution. “The evidence is compelling, as far as I’m concerned, that there’s no safe level of air pollution, just as there is no safe level of cigarette smoking,” he said.

Why the holidays are a prime time for elder abuse, and what you can do to thwart it (Houston Chronicle)

The Houston Chronicle (via The Conversation) featured a column by Kathleen Wilber on why the holidays are a prime time for elder abuse and scams.

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