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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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Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

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(SOURCE: UC SAN DIEGO) – Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary. The study, publishing online January 18 in the […]

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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, […]

Heart Disease News

Scientists work to improve the diet and energy of failing hearts

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(SOURCE: AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY) – Our hearts use fat for fuel but as with the rest of our bodies, it’s all about balance. Both too few and too many of the small lipid droplets that our heart cells burn for energy can cause heart failure, said Dr. Weiqin Chen, molecular biologist in the Department of Physiology at […]

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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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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 […]

Alzheimer's disease / Dementia

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 […]

Arthritis News

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 […]