Website making changes to prevent cyberbullying after teen's suicide

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The British question and answer website Ask.fm said Monday it will make a series of changes to protect users from cyberbullying.

Scottish police probing suicide of teen in Skype blackmail

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Scottish police say they are investigating the death of a teenager who committed suicide after receiving blackmail threats over footage from his Skype chats.

Judge: Inmates must pull up saggy pants

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A total of 61 inmates had to leave a courtroom in Tampa, Fla., so some could change into pants that did not hang low on their bodies, a judge ordered.
Sierra to spend a year in rehab

Sierra to spend a year in rehab

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A Florida judge reportedly ordered former "American Idol" contestant Jessica Sierra to spend a year in a California drug treatment facility.

Pilots praised after losing engine

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Airline officials praised the pilots of a South African Boeing 737 that lost an engine, a South African newspaper reported.

Baby boomers underestimate disease risk

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Most U.S. baby boomers underestimate their chance of getting a chronic disease such as heart disease by age 65, the Alliance for Aging Research said.

Scientists clone cells from human patients

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Korean scientists have used cloning techniques to generate for the first time human embryonic stem cell lines that are an identical genetic match to patients. T

Stem cell rules may pressure White House

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- New ethical guidelines for conducting human embryonic stem-cell research issued Tuesday by the National Academy of Sciences may have little impact on scientists, but experts think they will be used by patient groups and other proponents to urge the Bush a

Survey: Public favors stem cell research

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- A new survey indicates that approximately 70 percent of U.S. adults support embryonic-stem-cell and cloning research.

Seniors get less aggressive treatment

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. adults over the age of 65 typically get less aggressive treatment for cancer, depression and heart disease because of society's age bias.

Survey explores stroke risks

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A new survey released Wednesday suggests most Americans are unaware of one of the strongest risk factors for stroke.

Eli Lilly announces new discount drug plan

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. said Tuesday it is offering a discount prescription drug plan for seniors that charges $12 for each perscription, the lowest-rate plan introduced so far.

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Daniel Perry serves as executive director of the Alliance for Aging Research. He has a diverse background in areas including health policy, government, politics and journalism.

Perry worked on Capitol Hill for more than 12 years, including serving as special assistant to the Majority Whip of the U.S. Senate. During the first Bush Administration he was appointed to the Federal Task Force on Aging Research. President Clinton named him to the Advisory Board of the White House Conference on Aging. He also served as a delegate to the White House Conferences on Aging in 1995 and 2005. He currently serves as chair of both the ACT-AD Coalition (Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease) and the Friends of the Institute on Aging.

Perry helped lay the groundwork for the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT) and served as chairman of its board of directors. As part of the first governing body of the American Medical Accreditation Program (AMA), he represented consumer interests, evaluating the qualifications and performances of U.S. doctors.

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