Practicing caloric restriction may extend one's life by 18 years, a new study on monkeys suggests.
Unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an aging world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people, according to a new report.
Mentally challenging activities learned in older adult years may be the way to save your brain from aging too quickly according to a new study.
A new study claims that cocoa can improve working memories in elderly people. Apparently, the study has found that people who were given cocoa drinks scored high in reasoning tests and also improved blood sugar control compared to others who did were not given the drink. It's the flavonol content in Cocoa, which protects the brain cells from damaging. Flavonol is also found in tea, grapes, red wine and apples, reports Telegraph.
A new observational study has found more evidence to link daily aspirin intake and reduced risk of cancer mortality. The study by American Cancer Society researchers led by Eric J. Jacobs, Ph.D. although claims benefits of aspirin use in reducing mortality from cancer, it also questions the size of the potential benefit. The study has found approximately 37 percent mortality rate reduction among those who used aspirin for five years or more.
During old age it is very important for a person to maintain good bodily balance and strength, as any injury at that stage of life may take much longer to heal. A new LiFE program to be included in the daily routine may just equip them and give confidence of movement. Maintaining good balance and strength is known to reduce falls in older adults, but unfortunately, less than 10% of older people engage in such trainings. If the amount of activity is low, there are higher chances of it challenging bodily balance.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia that affects millions each year and there have been scores of researches to understand the nature of the disease better and to find a cure or root cause of it. According to a new research at the University of California, San Diego, Alzheimer's disease hits the 'younger elderly' harder than it hits the older people. The study notes that people in their 60s and 70s are affected much faster than those who show symptoms only by the age of 80 or 90.
New research has revealed that concussions and even lesser head impacts may speed up the brain's natural aging process.
Yoga, the physical, mental, and spiritual discipline originating in ancient India has seen growing popularity worldwide in the last couple of decades. Regular practitioners report improved mental and physical health; researchers are now keen to know the effects of Yoga on the life of people who practice it. A latest study conducted by occupational therapists at Indiana University in the US, on a small group, has revealed that performing yoga can help people regain their balance after a stroke. ...
A recent poll conducted among people over the age of 75 who live alone found that more older men than women are living lives in loneliness and isolation. The study on behalf of the Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) also found that men are also less likely to seek help when compared to women even if they suffered from depression. According to the study, 36 percent of older men and 31 percent women described themselves as being lonely and said that they ended up not talking to anyone for d...
A new research reveals that a quarter of the elderly have undiagnosed treatable heart problems. According to heart experts from Newcastle, the elderly in our society can be given simple heart treatments that could make them live longer with an improved quality of life as well. For the study, researchers from Newcastle University studied people aged 87 to 89 years old and found that a routine test conducted at home reveals that around one-fourth of the total numbers of the elderly in the soci...
A latest research suggests that a single event of trauma to brain is enough for a person to get Alzheimer's disease. According to a research conducted on mice and utilizing post-mortem samples of brains from patients with Alzheimer's disease, a single traumatic brain Injury caused to the brain, can disrupt proteins that regulate an enzyme associated with Alzheimer's. They study identifies the mechanisms after the injury that result in a vigorous increase of the enzyme, BACE1, in the bra...
Scientists have created a single pill which they claim, could be the answer to variety of brain problems including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis. The pill which can be consumed orally is designed in such a way that it protects the brain by fighting away the effects of inflammation.
People trained in musical instrumentals have slower mental decline and are cognitively sharper than others.
According to a latest research, consumption of oily fish could be very harmful for prostate cancer victims and could significantly increase their chances of succumbing to the disease.