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Older Dad? Mental Illness Risk Goes Up

But study shouldn't discourage older dads, experts say

(Newser) - Are older dads more likely to have troubled children? A wide-ranging new study suggests yes, linking older fathers to an increased risk of a wide range of mental disorders as well as lower grades in school and a higher risk of drug problems. Children born to 45-year-old fathers were more... More »

Buzz Aldrin Falls in Love Again ... Scandalously

Soon-to-be-ex-wife calls astronaut's galpal a 'predator'

(Newser) - The good news: At 81, it’s still possible to find love again, at least if you’re Buzz Aldrin. The bad news: If said love is found with a woman 30 years your junior, after a messy divorce that isn’t quite finalized yet, your ex-wife is likely to... More »

HIV Soars in People Over 50

(Newser) - The number of people over the age of 50 with HIV is growing swiftly worldwide, AFP reports. In America, the percentage of those infected with the virus in that age group rose from 20% to 25% between 2003 and 2006, says a WHO report. In Brazil, the over-50 infection rate... More »

Seniors Scrambling for Work

(Newser) - The recession is hitting elderly workers much harder than in the past, thanks to an increase in the number of older workers—especially those over 75—and a severe shortage of jobs, the Wall Street Journal reports. In past recessions, these workers just retired; now, they're scrambling to find a... More »

Seniors Running for Their Lives

Exercise extends life of older men

(Newser) - Older men who jog or walk briskly for 30 minutes several times a week die at half the rate in the same period as contemporaries who are not fit, according to a new study. The study monitored 15,000 veterans, aged 50 to 70, for more than seven years. Researchers... More »

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