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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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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...

Half of all seniors who went to doctor for common cold prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly one in two seniors in Ontario who visited a family doctor for a non-bacterial infection received an unnecessary antibiotic prescription, according to a new study from the Institute for...

Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research have discovered that foot pain - particularly severe foot pain - correlates to a higher incidence of recurrent falls.

Type 2 diabetes: What is the average age of onset?

Wed, 10 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at a variety of risk factors for type 2 diabetes, as well as how to reduce the risk and when to get tested.

Catheter or surgery? Clinical study on heart valve replacement begins

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

One of the most common acquired heart diseases in the over 75's is aortic valve stenosis. Normally, it requires the replacement of the valve.

Causes of baldness, gray hair identified

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified the mechanisms responsible for gray hair and baldness, a discovery that may lead to new therapies for the conditions.

Osteoporosis: ACP update treatment guidelines for preventing bone fractures

Tue, 09 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In revised guidelines, the ACP strongly advise that women with osteoporosis should be treated with bisphosphonates or denosumab to prevent bone fractures.

A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E.

Findings suggest underdiagnosis of AMD not uncommon in primary eye care

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Approximately 25 percent of eyes deemed to be normal based on dilated eye examination by a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist had macular characteristics that indicated age-related...

'Pink noise' boosts deep sleep, memory for older adults

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers say that 'pink noise' - gentle, soothing sound - boosts deep sleep and memory for older adults when synced with brain waves during slumber.

Few researchers consider hearing loss in healthcare communication: Study

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Doctors believe that communication with their patients is important, but most studies of physician/elderly patient communication do not mention that hearing loss may affect this interaction.

Newly prescribed sleeping pills increase risk of hip fracture

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Older people newly prescribed sleeping pills like benzodiazepines and 'Z-drugs' have over double the odds of a hip fracture in the first two weeks compared with non-users, according to a new study...

Ways to get healthier looking skin by boosting collagen levels

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at collagen, a protein that helps skin cells renew and repair themselves. How can you improve your collagen levels?

The protein CHIP unfurls anti-aging activity

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the universities of Cologne and Bonn uncover the link between protein aggregation and aging.

Exercise boosts brain power in over 50s, concludes latest meta-analysis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The effect of exercise on the aging brain is still much debated. The latest review takes an in-depth look, concluding that physical activity is beneficial.