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Senior Health: Mayo Clinic discovers high-intensity aerobic training can reverse aging processes in adults

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(SOURCE: MAYO CLINIC) – Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, but what type of training helps most, especially when you’re older – say over 65? A Mayo Clinic study says it’s high-intensity aerobic exercise, which can reverse some cellular aspects of aging. The findings appear in Cell Metabolism. Mayo researchers compared high-intensity interval training, […]

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Diabetes News: Study links prediabetes, diabetes in healthy weight adults to sedentary lifestyle

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(SOURCE: UF HEALTH) – Add one more to the long list of reasons to keep active: A new University of Florida study demonstrates that low levels of physical activity are associated with higher blood sugar among adults who are at a healthy weight. The findings, which appear online ahead of print in the American Journal of […]

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Exercise … it Does a Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory

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(SOURCE: UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH SCIENCES) – It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as […]

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Senior Health News: The weather’s not to blame for your aches and pains

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(SOURCE: GEORGE INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH) – New research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis. It’s long been thought episodes of both back pain and arthritis can be triggered by changes in the weather, including temperature, humidity, air pressure, […]

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Senior Health News: Study links nutrition to brain health and intelligence in older adults

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN) – A study of older adults links consumption of a pigment found in leafy greens to the preservation of “crystallized intelligence,” the ability to use the skills and knowledge one has acquired over a lifetime. The study is reported in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Lutein (LOO-teen) is one […]

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Senior Health News: Research finds that older people’s sexual problems are being dismissed

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(SOURCE: The University of Manchester) Older people’s sexual activity problems and desires are being dismissed by health practitioners due to their age, a new study has suggested. Research by The University of Manchester’s MICRA (Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing) and Manchester Metropolitan University highlighted the obstacles some older couples face in maintaining fulfilling sexual lives, […]

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How one minute could prevent unnecessary hospitalization, tests for patients with low-risk chest pains

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(SOURCE: MAYO CLINIC) ROCHESTER, Minn. — Using a shared decision-making aid to involve patients more in their own care decisions can prevent unnecessary hospitalization or advanced cardiac tests for patients reporting low-risk chest pain — for the cost of about 1 minute of time. So says a study from Mayo Clinic researchers, published online today in […]

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Influenza News: Tis the Season to Protect Yourself Against the Flu

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(SOURCE: JOHN’S HOPKINS MEDICINE) Flu season has begun, but Johns Hopkins experts say the peak of the season is yet to come. Flu cases are being reported in Maryland and across the country, and experts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine expect to see numbers continue to rise. To prevent the flu, Johns Hopkins […]

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Alzheimer’s Symptoms News: Testing Ability to Recognize and Distinguish Odors May Help Identify Alzheimer’s Risk

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(MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) According to a recent press release, a non-invasive protocol testing the ability to recognize, remember and distinguish between odors was able to identify older individuals who – according to genetic, imaging and more detailed memory tests – were at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The report of a study by a team of […]

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Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment News: Statins May Lower Mortality Risk Some Arthritis Patients

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(AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY) According to a recent press release, patients with ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis who take statins may have as much as a 33 percent lower mortality risk, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington.

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Osteoarthritis Treatment News: Wnt Inhibitor Drug May Help Ease Pain and Improve Joint Function in Patients

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(AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY) According to a recent press release, injection of a Wnt inhibitor drug showed promise to ease pain, improve joint function, and even slow or reverse cartilage loss in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington.

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Arthritis News: Researchers Conclude that Rheumatoid Arthritis Biologic Therapies May Protect Against Rapid Bone Loss

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(INTERNATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS FOUNDATION) According to a recent press release, a new review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Chronic Inflammation and Bone Structure (CIBS) Working Group concludes that early and aggressive treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with biologic drugs, specifically biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), may be most effective in halting progressive bone loss in patients […]