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Is 80 the new 60?

New demographic shift driven by increases in life expectancy, ‘health spa. At…

Age may rival politics in COVID-19 vaccine debate

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Older people are likely to be vaccinated regardless of party affiliation. New research from the University of Georgia suggests age and risk perception may have as much of an effect on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance as party affiliation.…

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Age plays a role in flower purchases

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Valentine’s Day is a popular day to give — and receive — a bouquet of flowers. But a recent consumer study from University of Georgia researchers finds that not all gift givers want the same things when it comes to botanical purchases. Agricultural economist Benjamin Campbell, horticultural research scientist Julie Campbell, and agricultural communication professor…

Is 80 the new 60?

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New demographic shift driven by increases in life expectancy, ‘health spa. At 81, Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, is as busy as ever. The Jamaica-born scholar of slavery and issues of race delivered a 340-page report on education reform in the island nation to Prime Minister Andrew Holness a month ago, as he geared…

No one can outrun death, but hunter-gatherers come closest

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Keep moving as you get older, Lieberman urges, noting tribal ‘healthspans’ to warn against Americans’ sedentary lifestyles. Our sedentary tendencies may be robbing us of a key benefit of physical activity: the myriad repair mechanisms that heal the minor dings and tears of hunter-gatherer and farming lifestyles, a deficit that may be particularly damaging as we…