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Can blood pressure drugs help reduce dementia risk?

Senior Medical News - 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?

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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?

Senior Medical News - 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'

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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?

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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.

Could this brain stimulation technique reverse memory decline?

Senior Medical News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:00
New research examines the effect of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation on age-related memory decline.

People are living longer despite care inequalities

Senior Medical News - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 09:00
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) examines global life expectancies and access to health services across the world.

Syncing brain waves may fight age-related memory problems

Senior Medical News - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 09:00
Working memory tends to decline with age, and this problem is characterized by poor synchronicity between brain regions. Can researchers 'fix' this issue?

How does oxidative stress affect the body?

Senior Medical News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:00
Oxidative stress can damage cells and occurs when there is an excess of free radicals. The body produces free radicals during normal metabolic processes but also produces antioxidants to neutralize them. Long-term oxidative stress can contribute to aging and may play a role in a number of conditions. Learn more here.

How 1 hour of brisk walking can benefit people with osteoarthritis

Senior Medical News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 08:00
A new study investigates the impact of 1 weekly hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on disability in people with knee osteoarthritis.
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