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Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer's progression

Senior Medical News - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 01:00
New research finds that nilvadipine, a drug doctors commonly use to treat high blood pressure, increases the blood flow to the brain's hippocampus.

How does your brain take out the trash?

Senior Medical News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:00
Until recently, no one knew how the brain removed waste. In 2013, the glymphatic system was discovered. Here, we discuss its role in health and disease.

Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk by 50%

Senior Medical News - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:00
According to the largest research of its kind yet, atrial fibrillation may raise the risk of dementia even in people who did not experience a stroke.

Coronary heart disease may speed up cognitive decline

Senior Medical News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:00
A study of adults aged 50 and over found that decline in memory and thinking was faster after a heart attack or angina, but not before.

How frontotemporal dementia affects 'moral emotions'

Senior Medical News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:00
Scientists find a key difference between Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia: the latter affects a person's 'moral emotions' while the former does not.

Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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?

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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

Senior Medical News - 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?

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.
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