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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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Night-time urination reduced by cutting salt in diet

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The need to pee at night (nocturia) - which affects most people over the age of 60 - is related to the amount of salt in your diet, according to new research presented at the European Society of...

Anti-aging peptide recovers fur growth, kidney health in mice

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New study reveals how a peptide targeted senescent cells - known to play a role in aging - to restore fitness, fur growth, and kidney function in old mice.

Loss of smell linked to increased risk of early death

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a study of adults aged 40 to 90 years who were followed for 10 years, poor smell was linked with an increased risk of dying.During the study, 411 of 1774 participants (23%) died.

Alzheimer's linked to unsaturated fatty acids in the brain

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds a correlation between the levels of six unsaturated fatty acids and the development of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults.

End-of-life planning talks often fail to communicate goals

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Too few older adults plan ahead for end-of-life medical decisions. Even when they do identify a loved one to make decisions for them, their preferences are not always communicated or understood...

Heart procedure linked with bleeding in the brain, neurological impairment

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Small leakages from blood vessels in the brain, known as microbleeds, increase with age and are associated with cognitive decline.

Repeated eye injections for age-related macular degeneration associated with increased risk for glaucoma surgery

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with age-related macular degeneration who received seven or more eye injections of the drug bevacizumab annually had a higher risk of having glaucoma surgery, according to a study...

Statins linked to higher risk of diabetes in older women

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research finds that taking statins is linked to a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes in older women - with risk increasing with dose.

Delirium is associated with 5-fold increased mortality in acute cardiac patients

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Delirium is associated with a five-fold increase in mortality in acute cardiac patients, according to research published in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.

Study identifies molecular clues for age-related intestinal issues

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Intestinal stem cells rejuvenate daily so bowels will stay healthy and function normally, but a new study in Cell Reports suggests they also age along with people and lose their regenerative...

Common genetic variant may age the brain

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Variants of the gene TMEM106B may age the brain and raise the risk of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, a new study finds.

Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs linked to increased risk of hip fracture

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a recent study, older individuals who had fallen and broken a hip used antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications more frequently than the general older population.

Exercise prevents cellular aging by boosting mitochondria

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Exercise is known to stave off the effects of aging, but how it manages this at a cellular level is not understood. A new study focuses on mitochondria.

New protein discovered in ageing and cancer

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Tool helps evaluate likely outcomes for elderly patients with traumatic brain injury

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death for people age 45 and younger in the United States, but, as people live longer, this type of injury is becoming more prevalent in those 75...

Assessing the impact of stress in age-related macular degeneration

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress.

Vaccination may reduce cases of serious shingles complications in seniors

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Immunization can significantly lower the risk of serious complications from shingles among older adults, suggest findings from a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available...

Scientists wage fight against aging bone marrow stem cell niche

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

As people get older so do the hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that form their blood, creating an increased risk for compromised immunity and certain blood cancers.

In a bad flu season, high-dose flu vaccine appeared better at preventing deaths in seniors

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The high-dose flu vaccine appeared to be more effective at preventing post-influenza deaths among older adults than the standard-dose vaccine, at least during a more severe flu season, according to...

Molecular structure of the cell nucleoskeleton revealed for the first time

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Using 3D electron microscopy, structural biologists from the University of Zurich succeeded in elucidating the architecture of the lamina of the cell nucleus at molecular resolution for the first...

Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients.

Frontotemporal dementia: Types, symptoms, treatment

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is frontotemporal dementia and what are the different types of frontotemporal dementia? What are the possible causes and how is it diagnosed?

Can staying active help to prevent chronic pain? Physical activity affects pain modulation in older adults

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain, reports a study in PAIN®, the official...

Nursing home residents need more activities to help them thrive

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In a survey of staff from 172 Swedish nursing homes, most residents had been outside the nursing home during the previous week, but only one-fifth had been on an outing or excursion.

How blood can be rejuvenated

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Our blood stem cells generate around a thousand billion new blood cells every day. But the blood stem cells' capacity to produce blood changes as we age.