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Researchers at Penn found that social isolation comes with greater consequences than loneliness.
A substance called resveratrol found in red wine and other fruits may protect the body’s neurons from the unwanted effects of aging.
Late life cycle genes are part of a unique stress response system.
Researchers found the potential use of human fat cells in anti-aging treatments.
Can consuming fewer calories help slow down aging?
The normal aging process includes more than gray hair and wrinkles.
Exercise can reportedly delay the brain degeneration among people with Parkinson's disease.
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.
Until recently, patients suffering from common ophthalmic ailments such as retinal disorders, glaucoma, and dry eye have largely been prescribed anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, anti-glaucoma, and anti-allergy agents, in addition to off-label steroidal medications, and warm compresses.