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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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Could tai chi reduce the risk of falls in older adults?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent meta-analysis shows that tai chi, an ancient Chinese practice, might reduce the rate of falls in the elderly and at-risk population.

Why does our skin age?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Lines, wrinkles, and dark spots are all telltale signs of aging. Find out how time and sun exposure cause irreparable damage to our skin.

Dog walking could be key to ensuring activity in later life

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study has shown that regularly walking a dog boosts levels of physical activity in older people, especially during the winter.

Sarcopenia: Causes, symptoms, and management

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sarcopenia is a condition characterized by loss of muscle mass. Learn about the causes and symptoms of this condition, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Dementia: Nonmedical approaches are effective

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

One in 3 cases of dementia can be prevented by managing key lifestyle factors, such as engaging in more physical exercise and social activities.

Polymyalgia rheumatica: Causes, symptoms, and management

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is polymyalgia rheumatica, who does it affect, what are the causes, and how is it diagnosed? Learn about the different treatment options available.

Why are scientists redefining Alzheimer's disease?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The traditional view that protein buildup in the brain causes Alzheimer's disease is being challenged, and new evidence brings hope of novel drug targets.

New findings suggest a genetic influence on aging into the 90s but not beyond

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Variants of a gene thought to be linked to longevity appear to influence aging into the 90s, but do not appear to affect exceptional longevity, or aging over 100, a new study has found.

Alzheimer's: Can a challenging job and exercise keep the condition at bay?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New studies reveal links between complex tasks in early life, targeted physical and brain training in later life, and levels of cognition.

Presbycusis: Causes of age-related hearing loss

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Presbycusis the term given to age-related hearing loss. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of this condition here.

New discovery in MND and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments.

Genetic factors may link early menopause with diabetes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Early menopause correlates with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, but the cause for both might be found in the DNA, a current study suggests.

Mobility aids: Types, benefits, and use

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Mobility aids are designed to help people with their independence and reduce pain. What types of mobility aids are there and who can benefit from them?

Using the stairs just got easier with energy-recycling steps

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier.

Why are African Americans more likely to develop Alzheimer's?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A series of studies sheds new light on the racial disparities among Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. Stress and social adversity play a key role.

One good breakfast a day keeps weight gain away

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

If breakfast is your main meal and you skip snack time throughout the day, you are likelier to avoid weight gain, a large population study confirms.

Does having a purpose in life help you sleep better?

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research examines the link between having a sense of meaning in one's life and sleep quality among older white and African American adults.

Is there a link between A-fib and time spent working?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Large population study with participants from four European countries suggests that length of working hours is a strong factor in the development of A-fib.

Calcium could be the answer to C. difficile infection

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Calcium is key in allowing Clostridium difficile to germinate, a new study finds, but it might also be the answer to stopping or slowing down its spread.

TBI and dementia: Link or no link?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research linking traumatic brain injury and dementia later in life is contradictory. Learn about the latest findings and what they mean for TBI patients.

Study provides new insights into male pattern baldness

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research maps hair growth patterns across the entire body, providing new insights into male pattern baldness and excessive hair growth.

Scientists find common genes involved in muscle strength

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study of more than 195,000 people finds 16 common genetic variants associated with muscle strength and gives insight into underlying biological mechanisms.

Can patients record doctor's visits? What does the law say?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Traffic stops, office conversations, and even doctor's visits - more and more people today are choosing to record life's encounters.

Osteopenia: Causes, treatments, and prevention

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about osteopenia. How does it differ from osteoporosis, what causes it, and how can one prevent and treat the condition?

Strawberry compound may prevent Alzheimer's

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal that fisetin, a compound found in strawberries and other fruits and vegetables, reduced cognitive decline in mouse models of aging.