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Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict DementiaApril 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look OlderApril 28, 2016

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds SharpApril 28, 2016

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive MenApril 25, 2016

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

People With HIV May Age Faster, Study SuggestsApril 21, 2016

Genetic marker showed the virus was linked to roughly five years of premature aging

Americans' Longer Life = Poorer HealthApril 19, 2016

Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

Diabetes Steals Years, Adds DisabilitiesApril 15, 2016

Middle-aged adults will lose more than 3 years because of the disease, study estimates

Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle AgeApril 13, 2016

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your LifespanApril 11, 2016

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than ThoughtApril 07, 2016

Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

Intensive Exercise a Fountain of Youth for Aging MusclesApril 06, 2016

Study found muscle tissues of elderly athletes more robust and younger than those of non-athletic peers

Many of Oldest Old Say They're at Peace With DyingApril 05, 2016

Study finds most people over 95 are simply grateful for every day

Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?April 01, 2016

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

World's Senior Population Forecast to Boom by 2050March 28, 2016

Public health challenges will mount with 1.6 billion people worldwide age 65 or older, study suggests

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at BayMarch 24, 2016

Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

Exercise May Keep Your Brain 10 Years Younger, Study SuggestsMarch 23, 2016

Physically active seniors stayed mentally sharper than their sedentary peers

More Older Women Now Living With 'Moderate' Disability, Study ShowsMarch 17, 2016

Trend a reversal from the 1980s, researchers say

A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging BrainMarch 16, 2016

Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the StairsMarch 15, 2016

Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than ThoughtMarch 09, 2016

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

Dance Class May Be Gateway to Exercise for Older LatinosMarch 04, 2016

This group of Americans has lower workout rates, study author says

Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory ProblemsMarch 03, 2016

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

Too Much Sitting Can Harm Older, Female Heart Attack SurvivorsMarch 02, 2016

Those who got up off the couch and exercised more lowered their odds for second attack, study found

Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old AgeMarch 01, 2016

Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

Scientists Report Finding 'Gray Hair' GeneMarch 01, 2016

They also identify a gene that influences curliness

Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision ChecksMarch 01, 2016

Not enough data to say yes or no to sight checks in primary care doctors' offices, U.S. panel says

Health Tip: Understanding the Signs of Alzheimer'sMarch 01, 2016

Disease symptoms aren't part of normal aging

Car Crash Risk May Nearly Double in People Prone to FaintingFebruary 29, 2016

But whether lost consciousness is the cause isn't clear, study says

Study Compares Drugs for Common Diabetic Eye DiseaseFebruary 29, 2016

Eylea may beat two other meds for more severe cases of macular edema, research shows

Daredevil at 20, Scam Victim at 70? What Being a Risk-Taker May Mean to YouFebruary 28, 2016

Researchers say study may hold clues to better protecting seniors from fraud

Feeling Old? Your Risk for Hospitalization May RiseFebruary 25, 2016

Illness, sedentary lifestyles and depression might help explain this association, study says

Active Mind, Body May Only Do So Much Against Alzheimer'sFebruary 24, 2016

Study suggests that, for most people, this kind of lifestyle does not curb markers of disease in the brain

Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than MenFebruary 23, 2016

Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study FindsFebruary 23, 2016

Researchers say losses in taste, touch are most common

Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: StudyFebruary 17, 2016

But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

Testosterone Therapy May Boost Sex Drive in Older Men ...February 17, 2016

... But no benefits seen in areas of vitality or physical function, trials show

Social Groups May Lengthen Retirees' LivesFebruary 16, 2016

Interpersonal activities are similar to exercise in extending life, researchers say

New Mental Challenges Can Sharpen Aging Brain: StudyFebruary 11, 2016

Older adults who learned demanding skills showed better memory power than those who had no active learning

Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of AgingFebruary 11, 2016

Experts advise men to check with a doctor to rule out diseases or medications that may cause the problem

U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study FindsFebruary 10, 2016

Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study FindsFebruary 10, 2016

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar NationsFebruary 09, 2016

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

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

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