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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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Attending religious services may increase lifespan

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Regularly attending religious ceremonies — regardless of religion — may help us to live longer, healthier lives, according to new research.

What is Parkinsonism?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Parkinsonism is a condition that causes some symptoms of Parkinson’s disease alongside those of another disorder. We also look at diagnosis and treatment.

Can the Mediterranean diet help to prevent frailty?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

An analysis of pooled data from published studies found significantly lower rates of frailty among older people who adhered to a Mediterranean diet.

How to boost your brain

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Are you looking for ways to improve your mind and boost brain power in 2018? Look no further; we have compiled the best brain enhancing methods to try.

What is atypical Parkisonism?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:00:00 PST

In this article, learn all about the symptoms, causes, and types of atypical Parkinsonism, as well as what treatments are available.

Facial exercises: The key to looking younger?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Striving to look younger? Exercising our facial muscles for 30 minutes at least every other day could knock years off our appearance, a new study suggests.

Food additive to blame for C. difficile epidemic

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

Clostridium difficile infections are on the rise, and they now routinely kill thousands of people every year. Find out which food additive is to blame.

Could measuring blood caffeine catch Parkinson's early?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Researchers investigate the potential of a new test in providing an early Parkinson's diagnosis. Could blood caffeine levels be a marker of the disease?

Mild cognitive impairment 'treatable' with regular exercise, say experts

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Updated American Academy of Neurology guidelines say that regular exercise may improve memory and thinking in people with mild cognitive impairment.

Parkinson's stages: Signs and symptoms

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

While everyone with Parkinson's experiences the disease differently, it is broken down into several stages, depending on the symptoms. Learn more here.

Head and neck cancer: Acid reflux may raise risk in seniors

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds a strong association between acid reflux and cancers of the respiratory and upper digestive tracts in older adults.

Walk 4,000 steps every day to boost brain function

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Cognitive decline is a distressing experience, but there may be an easy way of keeping your brain healthy. Just take a moderately long walk every day.

Restless legs syndrome may raise cardiovascular death risk

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new study finds that the common sleep disturbance raises the risk of cardiovascular-related mortality, particularly among elderly women.

Exposure to pollution counters benefits of exercise in seniors

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

As little as 2 hours spent walking in a polluted environment could cancel the positive health effects of exercise in older adults, says a new study.

Heel spurs: What you need to know

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 05:00:00 PST

A heel spur is a condition where a calcium deposit grows between the heel and arch of the foot. Learn about the common causes and when to see a doctor.

Urosepsis: What to know about UTI complications

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 05:00:00 PST

Urosepsis is a term used to describe a type of sepsis that is limited to the urinary tract. It is a complication often caused by urinary tract infections.

How a small dietary change might keep your brain young

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study has found a significant relationship between consuming higher levels of leafy greens and maintaining cognitive ability as we age.

Could blueberry vinegar tackle memory loss?

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Blueberry vinegar could benefit people with dementia, say researchers, after finding that the fermented product improved memory in mice with amnesia.

All you need to know about varicose vein pain

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at varicose vein pain, a condition where swollen veins become painful. Included is detail on prevention, potential causes, and when to see a doctor.

Scientists reverse genetic aging, memory decline in rats

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A calcium-regulating protein gives insight into memory decline in aging. Increasing levels of this protein reversed age-related genetic changes.

Why do my muscles feel sore after exercise?

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Exercise and sore muscles go hand-in-hand, but a particularly challenging workout or new routine can take this pain to another level. Find out why.

Why do older people forget overnight? Study investigates

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study has suggested that uncoupling between slow waves and spindles in non-REM sleep may be the cause of overnight forgetting in older brains.

Could socialization help us to steer clear of diabetes?

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new cross-sectional study from the Netherlands shows that those who are more socially isolated are also more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Could these psychological traits help us live longer?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

By studying a group of elderly adults from Italy, researchers have identified a set of common traits associated with better mental health in old age.

Does pride raise the risk of falling?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this year's Christmas issue of the BMJ, researchers explore whether or not the biblical saying 'pride comes before a fall' holds any truth.