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People are living longer than ever before, and many seniors live active and healthy lives. However, as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age, and it is important to understand what to expect. This category includes news on the biology of aging, demographics, continuity of care, quality of life, care needs, longevity and lifestyle.
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Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 04:00
New research in mice finds that an enzyme found in the blood of young rodents can extend life and promote healthy aging in older mice.

Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:00
Researchers found that older adults with vitamin K deficiency were more likely to develop mobility disability, such as difficulty walking and using stairs.

How is education linked to Alzheimer's progress?

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 08:00
New research asks to what extent, if any, a person's level of education is linked to the presence of Alzheimer's disease and the rate of cognitive decline.

3 interventions could prevent millions of cardiovascular deaths

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 01:00
A new Harvard study argues that implementing three heart health interventions at a global level could save millions of lives in the next couple of decades.

What to know about eyebrow hair loss

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 18:00
Many factors can cause thinning or hair loss in the eyebrows, including hormonal imbalances, diet, some health conditions, and certain medications. This article looks at the causes and treatments for eyebrow hair loss.

Can blood pressure drugs help reduce dementia risk?

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 08:00
A large study analyzing the medical data of thousands of people suggests that dementia incidence is lower among those who take blood pressure medication.

Could perking up gut bacteria promote healthy aging?

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:00
A new study in animals has found that the gut immune system of aged mice was almost the same as that of younger mice after fecal transplants.

Yoga keeps the mind and body young, 22 clinical trials show

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 04:00
Evidence from 22 randomized clinical trials suggests that yoga practice can improve both physical and mental well-being in older adults.

Scientists discover anti-aging potential in old drug

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:00
The discovery of a second cell target for the immunosuppressant rapamycin could help its development as an anti-aging, neuroprotective drug.

Causes and treatments for thinning hair

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 22:00
It is normal to experience some amount of hair thinning as people age. In other cases, there may be a medical cause. This article looks at the causes, treatments, and home remedies for thinning hair.

Using EEG data to diagnose Parkinson's disease

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 04:00
A team of researchers behind a new study believe that an EEG could be a noninvasive and affordable way to detect Parkinson’s disease.

How does exercise support health later in life?

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 04:00
A new study reviews the effects of exercising in older life. Greater independence and higher self-worth are only some of the benefits of physical activity.

'Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms'

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 01:00
Research presented at the American Psychiatric Association conference finds a link between Mediterranean diets and a lower depression risk later in life.

Alzheimer's: Brain changes may occur 34 years before symptoms

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 08:00
New research finds that some Alzheimer's-related biomarkers in the brain change as early as 34 years before the onset of visible symptoms.

How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:00
A new study in mice pinpoints a key cellular mechanism that drives forms of rheumatoid arthritis. Targeting this mechanism could prevent this condition.

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk 'by almost half' in people under 75

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:00
People under 75 who followed a plant-rich diet for reducing high blood pressure had a significantly lower risk of heart failure than those who did not.

Could a cell phone game detect who is at risk of Alzheimer's?

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 04:00
According to a new study, a cell phone game called 'Sea Hero Quest' could assist researchers in identifying people who are more at risk of Alzheimer's.

Experts draft guidelines for Alzheimer's-like condition

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:00
Experts have defined an under-recognized, newly named condition that mimics Alzheimer's disease and propose guidelines for diagnosing and researching it.

Poor sense of smell linked to increased mortality risk

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:00
A recent study found that a reduced sense of smell increased mortality risk, particularly in the participants who were healthiest at the start.

Increased muscle power may prolong life

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 04:00
A first-of-its-kind study finds that increased muscle power, rather than muscle strength, can significantly prolong life for seniors.