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What to know about eye floaters

Senior Medical News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:00
Eye floaters are specks in a person’s vision. They are normal and not necessarily harmful. It is not always possible to prevent them, and they may not require treatment. Learn more about eye floaters here.

How do the breasts change with age and why?

Senior Medical News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:00
As a person gets older, their breasts naturally change shape and size, and they often develop lumps. In this article, we look at how aging affects the breasts, including possible changes and when to see a doctor.

Genes vs. lifestyle: Study 'undermines fatalistic view of dementia'

Senior Medical News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:00
New research suggests that making healthful lifestyle choices can offset the genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

How having a close relative with Alzheimer's may affect cognition

Senior Medical News - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 08:00
New research suggests that having a relative with Alzheimer's disease may put people at risk of a premature decline in memory and learning.

Why do women have less sex as they age?

Senior Medical News - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:00
Many women have less sex as they age, and the sex they do have gives them less pleasure. New research says this is not all down to health-related factors.

Does drinking alcohol in older age prolong life?

Senior Medical News - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:00
New research presents the results of a 16-year follow-up to 'one of the largest and most rigorous' studies on the link between alcohol use and mortality.

Alzheimer's blood test almost 'usable in routine clinical care'

Senior Medical News - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 01:00
A new blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease approaches 'a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.'

Can social interaction predict cognitive decline?

Senior Medical News - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:00
A number of studies have assessed the relationship between social interaction and dementia; the latest adds to the increasingly complex picture.

Cognitive decline: A personalized approach could be key

Senior Medical News - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 01:00
A new study paper focuses on developing a clearer picture of how and why cognitive decline occurs, and how doctors could treat it in a personalized way.

Exercise may increase lifespan 'regardless of past activity levels'

Senior Medical News - Sat, 06/29/2019 - 01:00
New research finds that becoming more active significantly lowers a person's death risk, regardless of how active they have been in the past.

Vagus nerve stimulation may reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Senior Medical News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 01:00
A new study suggests that electrostimulation of the vagus nerve may reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions.

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.
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