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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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Dementia risk reduced by eating 'five-a-day'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST

Eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily - in line with current recommendations - may reduce older adults' risk of dementia, study finds.



Mindfulness shows promise as we age, but study results are mixed

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

As mindfulness practices rise in popularity and evidence of their worth continues to accumulate, those who work with aging populations are looking to use the techniques to boost cognitive...



Innovative treatment for depression in older people is effective, conclude researchers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, say researchers at the University of York.



People who sleep longer twice as likely to develop dementia

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

New research finds people who consistently sleep more than 9 hours per night are at a significantly higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.



Life expectancy set to rise in industrialized countries

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Scientists predict that life expectancy is likely to continue rising in developed nations, potentially exceeding 90 years for women in South Korea by 2030.



New 'late-life cycler' circadian genes linked to aging and stress

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new subset of genes that only become active during stress and aging offer clues into how circadian rhythms might influence health and disease.



More steps mean less hospital for older Aussies

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Older Australians can reduce their time spent in hospital by walking an extra 4300 steps per day, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.



Cholesterol levels by age: Differences and recommendations

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

How do the levels of cholesterol differ by age naturally and what are the healthy levels for different age groups? What are the treatment options?



Vitamin B-3 successfully prevents glaucoma in mice

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New mouse study finds a way to prevent glaucoma in genetically predisposed mice. This could pave the way for safer treatments for glaucoma patients.



Unsaturated fatty acid may reverse aging effect of obesity

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Obesity, or a high fat diet, can lead to changes in the immune system similar to those observed with aging. That's what research published in Experimental Physiology suggests.



Many GPs are ill-informed and unsupportive when tackling Britain's leading cause of blindness, new research reveals

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research published in the BMJ Open has found that patients experiencing degenerative eye disease are not receiving the information and support needed to manage, understand and treat their...



'Anti-aging' hormone could unlock new treatments for kidney and heart disease

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study by researchers at King's College London has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-ageing...



International team of researchers develop new model for earlier treatments for AMD

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

An international team of researchers from Queen's University Belfast, University College London and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA have developed a cell culture model that could help...



Poverty and high neighborhood murder rates increase depression in older adults

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the University of Minnesota and other institutions published...



Amphetamine use may 'speed up' heart aging

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Using amphetamines may accelerate aging of the heart, suggest researchers. They emphasize that stimulant abusers do physiological and cardiovascular harm.



Men experience greater cognitive impairment and increased risk of death following hip surgery

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

In a study of hip fracture patients, men displayed greater levels of cognitive impairment within the first 22 days of fracture than women, and cognitive limitations increased the risk of dying...



'In vivo' reprogramming induces signs of telomere rejuvenation

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

During the 'in vivo' reprogramming process, cellular telomeres are extended due to an increase in endogenous telomerase.



Seeing the same GP associated with fewer hospital admissions

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Continuity could be a key line of defence against rising hospital admissions.



Link between sleep and cognitive impairment in the elderly

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Daytime sleepiness is very common in the elderly with prevalence rates of up to 50 percent.



Yeast mutants unlock the secrets of aging

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Yeast - it's more than just a fungus. It can also tell us a lot about growing older. That's because aging in both human and yeast cells is not only the result of passive wear and tear.



Fighting age-related fibrosis to keep organs young

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The wear and tear of life takes a cumulative toll on our bodies. Our organs gradually stiffen through fibrosis, which is a process that deposits tough collagen in our body tissue.



Brain-stimulating activities reduce risk of cognitive impairment in seniors

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

New research investigates whether activities such as using the computer or playing games can impact the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment.



Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Can a diet change and other lifestyle changes help reduce discomfort caused by rheumatoid arthritis? Learn about other natural remedies that may help.



New peptide could improve treatment for vision-threatening disease

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and...



Anti-inflammatory diet reduces bone loss, hip fracture risk in women

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, whole grains, and nuts appears to reduce the risk of bone loss and hip fracture among postmenopausal women.