Newsmax Health - Anti-Aging
Anxiety Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women
Older women with higher levels of anxiety than their peers are also more likely to develop poor bone health that increases the risk of fractures, a small study suggests. Researchers examined results from anxiety assessments and bone mineral density tests for 192...
Exercise Can Offset Obesity Genes in Senior Women
New US research has found for the first time that exercise can help to mitigate the effect of a genetic predisposition for obesity in women over the age of 70. Led by the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions along with researchers from the...
Want to Live Longer? Walk Faster: Study
New Australian research suggests that just speeding up your walking pace could help reduce your risk of death, especially for older adults and seniors.Led by the University of Sydney along with researchers from the University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh,...
Dr. Oz: Boost Your Immune System as You Age
Listen up. It's true: Your immune system is challenged by the passing decades. Diversity among disease-fighting T- and B-cells declines; your innate immunity - that is, protection provided by your skin, sweat and tears, and a general inflammatory response - changes; and you...
Hearing Aids Linked to Less Hospitalization
Older adults with hearing loss are less likely to be hospitalized or to visit the emergency room when they wear hearing aids, compared to those who don't, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined Medicare payment data collected in 2013 and 2014 for 1,336 adults 65 and...
Fish Oil Eases Pain of Osteoarthritis: Study
A new UK study has revealed how making simple dietary changes and exercising could help to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis.Carried out by researchers at the University of Surrey, the new analysis is the largest and most up to date of its kind. The team looked at 68...
Sex Still Important to Many Seniors
If you think seniors abandon their sex lives as the physical woes of aging descend upon them, a new survey suggests otherwise. The reality is that 40 percent of older Americans still have sex, while 54 percent of older couples still do it, according to a new poll from the...
Physically Fit Seniors Have Better Language Skills
Older adults who exercise regularly may have an easier time finding words to express themselves than their peers who aren't as physically fit, a small study suggests. Researchers examined results from 28 volunteers, mostly in their late 60s or early 70s, who played word...
Swedish Study Reveals Secrets to Long, Healthy Life
An ongoing Swedish study has revealed some of the key steps that we can all take to age healthier and stay independent for longer, even after the age of 90. Researchers at Uppsala University have shared some of the findings from their ongoing Uppsala Longitudinal Study of...
Enzyme That Influences Aging Decoded: Study
Elated scientists announced Wednesday the completion of a 20-year quest to map the complex enzyme thought to forestall aging by repairing the tips of chromosomes in plants and animals, including humans. Decoding the architecture of the enzyme, called telomerase, could lead...
Opioids Raise Risk of Falling in Seniors
Elderly people who are prescribed opioids may be at higher risk for injuries from falls, some of which may be fatal, a Canadian analysis of trauma cases suggests. Researchers studied more than 67,000 injured patients over age 65 who were admitted to trauma centers in Quebec...
Drinking Water Helps Aging Brains Get More From Exercise
Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers say."Middle-age and older adults often display a blunted thirst perception, which places them at risk for dehydration, and subsequently may...
Healthy Diet May Preserve Vision
Healthy eating may help preserve your vision as you age, eye experts say. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) damages the macula (a small area near the center of the retina, located on the inside back layer of the eye), leading to a decline in central vision.There is no...
Low Testosterone Linked to Chronic Disease: Study
New US research has found that a lower level of testosterone could have a negative effect on a man's risk of developing chronic disease.Previous research has already linked low levels of testosterone to sexual health and muscle mass. However, the new study, carried out by...
Exercise, Not Vitamins, Prevents Falls in Seniors
Falling is the leading cause of injury-related death among people over age 65, and seniors who want to avoid falls should exercise, not rely on supplements like vitamin D, US guidelines said Tuesday. The new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force update...
Meditation Can Boost Brain Long-Term: Study
A new study looking at the long-term effects of meditation has found that those who follow the practice can benefit from improvements in their attention for up to seven years. Led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, Center for Mind and Brain, the study is...
American Life Expectancy Growing: Here's Why
Americans are aging slower than they used to, which may help explain recent gains in life expectancy, researchers say.
Seniors: Dance for Better Energy, Flexibility, Posture, and Happiness
Seniors can improve their energy, flexibility, posture, and achieve a sense of achievement by dancing. Researchers at Australia's Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Ballet also found dancers were happier and had a stronger sense of community and...
Stem-Cell Blindness Treatment Shows Promise
A first-of-its-kind stem cell therapy is one step closer to becoming a viable treatment option to help restore vision to people with advanced dry age-related macular degeneration.
New Eye Drops Repair Corneas, Could Replace Glasses: Report
An Israeli ophthalmologist has developed new eye drops that repair corneas, possibly making glasses unnecessary for some people.

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