News and Issues
Calculating medical risk can be an inexact science, especially for older adults, with many factors from the environment to chronic diseases helping determine how long a person lives. A UC San Francisco team has developed a tool that can help determine – and perhaps influence – senior citizens’ 10-year survivability rates. more »
Rose Madeline Mula writes: You’re happy to hear a flight attendant say that your seat cushion can be used as a “personal flotation device.” That sounds like so much more fun than “life saver” — more like it’s possible that you will be visiting a Disney water park soon instead of splashing down in mid-Atlantic. And isn’t it great that people no longer “lie”! We simply “misspeak,” “fabricate,” “bend the truth” or dispense disinformation.” Talk about a positive spin. more »
Congressional Bills Introduced: Abortion, Economic Security and Safety of Victims of Dating Violence
Abortion H.R. 1122----Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)/Education and the Workforce (3/13/13)---A bill to prohibit federal education funding for elementary schools and secondary schools that provide on-campus access to abortion providers. Child Protection… more »
Decreasing the Age of the Older Face: Are certain features or color dimensions more important than others for age perception?
"The luminance contrast between the eyes and the surrounding skin and the lips and the surrounding skin has been termed ‘facial contrast. Female faces have greater facial contrast than male faces, and facial contrast plays an important role in sex classification and the perception of masculinity and femininity and also attractiveness. Inspection of averaged faces of older and younger adults led us to hypothesize that facial contrast decreases with age and is related to perceived facial age." more »