Senior Health News and Information

See below for updated news and information regarding senior health including new research, treatments and advancements. 

Latest Senior Health News

(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 ...
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(SOURCE: MAYO CLINIC) -  Mayo Clinic researchers have uncovered three new agents to add to the emerging repertoire of drugs that aim to delay the onset of aging by targeting senescent cells – cells that contribute to frailty and other ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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(YALE UNIVERSITY) According to a recent press release, in a new study, a Yale-led research team identified the mechanism of a gene that raises the risk of severe rheumatoid arthritis in susceptible individuals. The finding may lead to the development ...
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(UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA) According to a recent press release, the same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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