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Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in MenFebruary 04, 2016

Males made greater gains than women, study says

Cell Treatment Boosted Mice's Life Span by a ThirdFebruary 03, 2016

Senescent cells linked to inflammation, researchers say

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: StudyFebruary 03, 2016

Research may ease some concerns about use of benzodiazapines, but side effects do exist

When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a PassengerFebruary 03, 2016

Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer'sFebruary 02, 2016

Study also finds mercury in fish isn't linked to dementia symptoms

For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted CatchFebruary 02, 2016

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure LaterFebruary 02, 2016

Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle AgeFebruary 01, 2016

Study found marijuana linked to slight drop in ability to memorize list of 15 words

Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Researchers find connection, but can't say losing pounds plays a causal role

Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: StudyJanuary 28, 2016

Experts believe it's often a taboo subject due to fears of dementia

Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the ColdJanuary 27, 2016

U.S. National Institute on Aging warns about hypothermia

Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer ScreeningsJanuary 21, 2016

Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia RiskJanuary 21, 2016

It's not valid for people older than 80, and more research is needed before it could be used

Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study SuggestsJanuary 21, 2016

Patients and physicians should consider overall health before elective procedures, researchers say

Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer NowJanuary 21, 2016

Death rates for the oldest old have been dropping since 2008, CDC report finds

Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study FindsJanuary 20, 2016

For adults, mild thinking and memory problems that may develop over time are unrelated, researchers say

Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: ResearchersJanuary 19, 2016

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

Low Bicarbonate Levels May Be a Danger for SeniorsJanuary 15, 2016

Healthy older people have greater risk of death if blood bicarbonate level too low, research suggests

Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term HealthJanuary 08, 2016

For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

Could Higher Vitamin D Doses Harm Seniors Prone to Falls?January 04, 2016

Stick to recommended guidelines, experts say

Meals on Wheels Can Deliver Emotional Nourishment, TooDecember 25, 2015

Recipients say they feel less lonely, study finds

Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia RiskDecember 11, 2015

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

Could Dim View on Aging Raise Your Alzheimer's Risk?December 07, 2015

Negative stereotypes associated with greater mental decline, study says

Transplanted Face May Age PrematurelyDecember 03, 2015

The field is young, and much is still unknown, surgeon says

Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged BrainDecember 02, 2015

Low levels of physical activity also tied to decreased mental function later in life, study finds

Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start ExercisingNovember 30, 2015

Besides improved heart and lung health, study detected growth in cerebral cortex

Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: StudyNovember 30, 2015

Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

Why You Need Flexibility ExercisesNovember 28, 2015

Some joints lose up to half their motion with age, expert says

Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: StudyNovember 25, 2015

Big jump also seen in those aged 60 and older needing treatment for painkiller, heroin abuse

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood FlowNovember 24, 2015

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study SuggestsNovember 20, 2015

But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your AgeNovember 20, 2015

Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds

Coffee Drinkers May Live LongerNovember 16, 2015

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's WarningNovember 16, 2015

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye DiseaseNovember 13, 2015

Government-funded study finds injected medicine beats laser therapy for form of retinopathy

Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in SeniorsNovember 12, 2015

Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

Parkinson's Drug Shows Promise Against Macular DegenerationNovember 12, 2015

But more research needed to confirm beneficial effects on vision disorder

Strong Legs Linked to Strong MindNovember 11, 2015

Study of women suggests boosting walking force, speed pays mental dividends as you age

Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early TrialNovember 04, 2015

Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

Face-lifts Seem to Do Little to Boost Self-Esteem: StudyOctober 29, 2015

Researchers note that sense of self-worth is more complicated than appearance alone

Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia AheadOctober 28, 2015

Older women who thought their memory was worse than average had greater risk of problems, study found

Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study FindsOctober 27, 2015

Certain milk duct tumors more likely to become invasive at 60 than 50, experts say

U.S. Task Force Urges Broader Screening for Type 2 DiabetesOctober 26, 2015

Group advises testing overweight, obese people aged 40 to 70 for abnormal blood sugar

Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old AgeOctober 21, 2015

Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential ProblemsOctober 21, 2015

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

Men's, Women's Hearts Age DifferentlyOctober 20, 2015

Treatments may need to be gender-specific, study suggests

Obamacare Allows Tobacco Surcharge on Older SmokersOctober 14, 2015

Wide state-by-state variations cited in study

Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many FallsOctober 09, 2015

Illness can lower blood pressure, lead to dizziness, researchers say

Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help PeopleOctober 08, 2015

Humans carry the same protective gene, but in a less aggressive form, study says

Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study ShowsOctober 08, 2015

Leafy greens, brightly colored veggies such as orange peppers also may stave off macular degeneration