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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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Does sex help older brains to work better?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study found that older adults who had sex once per week - as opposed to once per month or never - did better overall on certain tests of mental ability.

Pemphigoid: Symptoms, types, and treatment

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pemphigoid is rare autoimmune condition that can affect people of any age. What are the symptoms and what are the different types of pemphigoid?

Elder abuse research yields new evidence on incidence, risks, outcomes

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study data from the Chinese community in Chicago is shedding light on the impact of elder abuse in America.

Gut bacteria might one day help slow down aging process

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Slowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria.

Essential oils and menopause: Can they help?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What are the common menopause and perimenopause symptoms and can essential oils help? What essential oils may be used and what are the considerations?

Excess weight may reduce early death risk for older adults with diabetes

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Being overweight may not always be a bad thing. New research finds that excess weight could protect against early death for older adults with diabetes.

Dogs: Personal trainers for older owners?

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Older dog owners walk more than non-dog owners, according to a new study, adding further evidence that owning a dog is good for our health.

Stem cells may be the key to staying strong in old age

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have discovered that loss of muscle stem cells is the main driving force behind muscle decline in old age in mice.

Moderate alcohol consumption linked to brain decline

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study of 550 people over 30 years finds that even moderate alcohol consumption is tied to raised risk of hippocampus degeneration and mental decline.

Chronic pain linked to increased risk of dementia in study of older adults

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later, an indication that...

Baldness: How close are we to a cure?

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Recent discoveries in hair loss research have paved the way for new treatments for baldness. Is the cure for baldness just around the corner? We find out.

Skin aging could be delayed with a common antioxidant

Wed, 31 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

As we age, many of us strive for younger-looking skin. Researchers have uncovered an antioxidant called methylene blue that could provide just that.

Aging does not necessarily preclude healthy arteries

Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

High blood pressure and stiff arteries are accepted as normal with aging, but a modifiable lifestyle rather than genetics is the main culprit, says study.

No evidence that brain-stimulation technique boosts cognitive training

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) - a non-invasive technique for applying electric current to areas of the brain - may be growing in popularity, but new research suggests that it...

Postmenopausal bleeding: Is it normal?

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Menopause is the result of a natural decline in hormones, but what causes postmenopausal bleeding? How is it diagnosed and what are the treatment options?

Eating more fiber may lower risk of osteoarthritis

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new meta-analysis of two large cohort studies finds a link between a high intake of fiber and painful osteoarthritis of the knee.

Older adults may not benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

An analysis of clinical trial data finds no benefit in giving older adults statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Diagnostic biomarkers in saliva show promise in recognizing early Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Your spit may hold a clue to future brain health. Investigators at the Beaumont Research Institute, part of Beaumont Health in Michigan, are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in...

Tau prevents synaptic transmission at early stage of neurodegeneration

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tau proteins are involved in more than twenty neurodegenerative diseases, including various forms of dementia.

Sex after menopause: Side effects, tips, and treatments

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What are the physical and emotional side effects of menopause? Learn about the simple ways to reduce the sexual complications of menopause.

Switching to a low-glycemic diet may stop age-related eye disease, study suggests

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic diet (starches as are found in white bread) to a low-glycemic...

University of Birmingham develops revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindness

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.

Jogging for 30 minutes per day could slow cellular aging by 9 years

Thu, 11 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Get your running shoes on; a new study finds that jogging for 30 to 40 minutes on 5 days per week could reduce biological aging by 9 years.

Yogurt consumption in older adults linked with better bone health

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a higher hip bone density...

Researchers find a mutation which predisposes people under osteoporosis treatment to femoral fractures

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers of the University of Barcelona and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) have discovered a new mutation that has an impact on the bone so that it is vulnerable...