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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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Can you increase your height as an adult?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what determines height and if height can be increased as an adult. Are there ways to prevent a loss of height?

Arcus senilis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated?

Alzheimer's disease: When does personality start to change?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study examines whether the personality of those affected by dementia or mild cognitive impairment starts to change before the onset of the disease.

Joint space narrowing: Treatment, causes, and more

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is joint space narrowing and how is it formed? Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and how joint space narrowing may be prevented.

Too much or too little magnesium can raise dementia risk

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A recently published study investigates the link between both high and low magnesium serum levels and the risk of developing dementia.

Alzheimer's: Targeting ApoE gene may 'stop the disease'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:00:00 PDT

The ApoE gene may have a more influential role than first thought; it may amplify the damage done by the tau protein, causing neurodegeneration.

Too much salt could increase diabetes risk

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A high sodium intake (usually from salt) can significantly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, a study suggests.

Fewer calories may increase lifespan, but how?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research uncovers an epigenetic mechanism that might explain why restricted calorie intake has been associated with increased longevity.

Researchers identify potential biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Findings may lead to earlier diagnoses and better prognostic information for patients - and, potentially, new pharmaceutical targets for AMD treatment.

Do you have diabetes, liver disease? Watch out for CVD

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease puts people with type 2 diabetes at a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

Scientists discover genetic timetable of brain's aging process

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The programme controls how and when brain genes are expressed at different times in a person's life to perform a range of functions, the study found.

Ten common knee injuries and treatment

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

The knee is one of the body's more complicated joints and is susceptible to various injuries. Here are ten of the most common knee injuries.

How avocados and nuts could boost intelligence

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Higher blood levels of monounsaturated fatty acids - found in avocados, nuts, and olive oil - have been linked to greater intelligence in a new study.

How to keep your brain healthy as you age

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new advisory from the American Heart Association outlines seven steps for preventing age-related cognitive decline and vascular dementia.

Dietary supplement may help older adults to keep warm

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study found that a dose of L-carnitine helped older mice to better maintain their internal temperature during a cold snap.

Keto diet may increase memory, reduce mortality

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Two independent in vivo studies show that a keto diet may prevent memory loss and reduce risk of mortality in mid-life, hinting at clinical implications.

Protein turnover could be clue to living longer

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

It may seem paradoxical, but studying what goes wrong in rare diseases can provide useful insights into normal health.

Could this hormone rejuvenate memory?

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that osteocalcin, which is a hormone derived from bone cells, can help to reverse the effects of age-related memory decline.

Eyelashes: The eyeball's flirtatious bodyguards

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Eyelashes might look pretty, but they also have a serious job: to keep dust away from our eyes. If they are too long, they can no longer fulfill this role.

Prolonged sitting and TV watching 'dangerous' for seniors

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Insufficient physical activity, combined with excessive TV watching and sedentary behavior, dramatically raises the risk of walking disability in seniors.

The brain's defense cells live longer than expected

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In mice, microglia may persist the entire lifespan of the animal. The cells' lifetime may be linked to their role in immune memory and neurodegenerative diseases.

Dancing may help to combat brain aging

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that both strength-endurance training and dancing increased hippocampal volume in the brain, but the latter had the greatest impact.

Four cups of coffee a day may slash death risk

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A large, observational study finds a strong association between high coffee consumption and a lower risk of death from all causes.

What happens to the brain as we age?

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The brain begins to decline with age. We examine what happens to the brain over time and whether the rate of decline can be slowed or even prevented.

Antioxidant/zinc supplement cost saving and effective for degenerative eye disease

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A supplement that combines antioxidants with zinc and copper is a relatively inexpensive and effective means of halting the progression of a certain type of degenerative eye disease, concludes...