Optimism associated with lower risk of heart failure

Optimistic older adults who see the glass as half full appear to have a reduced risk of developing heart failure. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Harvard University found that optimism—an expectation that good things will happen—among people age 50 and older significantly reduced their risk of heart failure. Compared to the least optimistic [...]

Older brains more vulnerable to fraud

An ancient warning system in the brain fails to fire in older people making them especially vulnerable to fraud, finds a US study. The brain region called the anterior insula is activated when young adults look at pictures of untrustworthy faces, but fails to respond when older adults see the pictures, reports Professor Shelley Taylor [...]