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Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today

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

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A new look at vitamin D challenges the current view of its benefits

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Research in C. elegans shows the popular supplement engages longevity genes to increase lifespan and prevent the accumulation of toxic proteins linked to many age-related diseases.

Boosting levels of known antioxidant may help resist age-related decline

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that a specific detoxification compound, glutathione, helps resist the toxic stresses of everyday life - but its levels decline with age and this...

Brain folding 'slackens' with age, study finds

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

As we age, the outer layer of brain tissue - the cerebral cortex - loses tension, and this is even more pronounced in patients with Alzheimer's.

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Elderly people who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors after the 2011 tsunami in Japan were more likely to experience increased symptoms of...

Fitness, not physical activity, mitigates negative effects of prolonged sitting

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Physical activity has numerous health benefits. However, a new study suggests that fitness, not physical activity, reduces cardiovascular risk factors.

Electronic records help identify two genes linked to age-related hearing impairment

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A study of electronic records and genome sequences from adults with age-related hearing impairment identified two genetic variations linked to the disorder, report Thomas Hoffmann of the University...

Elder abuse under-identified in US emergency departments

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 older adults in the United States and has far-reaching negative effects on physical and mental health.

How your BMI might affect your brain function

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

There are plenty of reasons it's important to maintain a healthy weight, and now you can add one more to the list: It may be good for your brain.

Older hearts benefit from exercise that is frequent and varied but not intense

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Heart study finds frequent and varied exercise is linked to lower risk of premature death in older people, but intense exercise is linked to higher risk.

Annual UK cancer cases set to soar to half a million in less than 20 years

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Five hundred thousand people will be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK by 2035 if trends continue, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Cell protein offers new hope in fighting the effects of aging

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A protein found within the powerhouse of a cell could be the key to holding back the march of time, research by scientists at The University of Nottingham has shown.

Frailty in older surgery patients may be under recognized

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Identifying frailty in older patients could increase their chances of surviving surgery, as well as improve their overall outcomes, according to a new study posted online in The Annals of Thoracic...

New method to detect ageing cells - and aid rejuvenation therapies - developed by researchers

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered a new way to look for ageing cells across a wide range of biological materials; the new method will boost understanding of cellular development and ageing as well as the...

Vitamin E may prevent pneumonia in nonsmoking elderly men

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Administration of 50 mg per day of vitamin E decreased the risk of pneumonia in elderly male smokers by 72% after they quit smoking, according to a paper published in Clinical Interventions in...

Maximum human lifespan has already been reached, Einstein researchers conclude

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A study published online in Nature by Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists suggests that it may not be possible to extend the human life span beyond the ages already attained by the...

Have humans reached the maximum lifespan?

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Although the average lifespan of humans has steadily increased over the last century, new research shows there may be a ceiling on maximum age.

Age-specific strategies are needed when caring for older individuals with HIV

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new article highlights the differences between older and younger adults living with HIV, and offers age-specific strategies on how to provide care.

Healthy lifestyle in old age shortens end-of-life disability

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Leading a healthy lifestyle not only extends one's lifespan, but it also shortens the time that is spent disabled - a finding that had previously eluded public health scientists and demonstrates...

Could coffee reduce women's risk of dementia?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Older women who consume at least 261 milligrams of caffeine daily - around two to three cups of coffee - may be at lower risk of dementia, study finds.

Epigenetic clock can calculate biological age, predict lifespan

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Premature aging has perplexed healthcare workers for years. A newly designed epigenetic clock gives new clues and accurately predicts lifespan.

Elderly will take medical risks given large enough benefits, study shows

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Older people are more likely to take medical risks than younger adults if they perceive the benefits to be high enough, according to new research led by Plymouth University.

Start training for retirement as early as 50, research urges

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The University of Alicante presents the results of a project to establish European guidelines for preparing the population for life after full-time employment.

Regular exercise helps seniors maintain mobility and independence

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Elderly patients who participated in a structured exercise program reduced the amount of time spent suffering from major disability by 25 percent compared to their peers who did not.

Falls are leading cause of injury and death in older Americans

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Healthcare providers play an important role in falls prevention.Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths...

Youthful DNA in old age

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The DNA of young people is regulated to express the right genes at the right time.