Women experience more pressures related to aging than men, according to a new poll.
A new aging study reveals that a woman's beauty peaks at the age of 29, begins to show signs of aging at 41, stop looking "sexy" at 53 and are "old" at 55.
Researchers found a relationship between the genes linked to obesity and aging, and the development of osteoarthritis.
A recent study has found that neurons can live for even longer than you do.
Are you ever too old to get super fit? For all the middle-aged people who rationalize not going to the gym by telling themselves that it is impossible to get in shape after you go over the hill here's a picture that'll surely make them think twice.
The ability of an individual to perform more than one task at the same time can change with age, according to a study published in BMC Neuroscience.
For many of us, there is a stage in life when we really look forward to getting married and perhaps having a family, while at other times we are running away from the responsibilities of getting married and having a family. While many people are not married by choice, for many others, it's destiny. No matter what the situation, we all like to have a partner, even if it is for the time-being or temporary. A new study suggests that not having a permanent partner or spouse during midlife is linked to a higher risk of premature death during those midlife years.
After a recent study which suggested that women who have high levels of carotenoids in their blood are at low risks of contracting breast cancer, a new study by researchers from Singapore claims that carotenoids could help reduce hip fracture risk in lean men. Researchers from the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Ministry of Health announced the study on elderly lean Chinese men that links carotenoids to decreased hip fracture risk in them.
A new study suggests that people who are 65 and above increase their risk of stroke when they go through a phase of psychosocial distress. According to the study, psychosocial distress could include depression, stress, dissatisfaction or negative outlook toward life. For the study, the researchers followed-up with 4,120 people for 10 years and studied the rates of death and stroke incidents. All the participants were aged 65 and above.
A new study links feelings of loneliness to an increased risk of developing dementia in later life. The authors of the research say that many factors like impaired cognition, old age, depression etc., have been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease; the potential impacts of loneliness and social isolation have not been explored to a great extent.
While most young people dread even the idea of aging, a new study suggests that it might not be that bad after all. The research suggests that aging may come with a few perks too. Typically, aging is viewed as a sign of weakness and is often associated only with physical and mental decline. However, a comprehensive study of 1,006 older adults in San Diego by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Stanford University contradicts this view with its findings.
A new study emphasizes the benefits of 'water clubs' in care homes for the elderly. 'Water club' is where members of the care home come together to discuss about the benefits of drinking more water and encourage each other to increase their water intake. Researchers through a new study claim that apart from the benefits of drinking water itself, the fact that it is done in a group, and the social nature of the activity is very beneficial for the residents' wellbeing.
Put on those running shoes and hit the road early in the morning, if not for a healthy body, then at least for a healthy brain. A new University of Queensland study suggests that physical exercise is just as important as cognitive exercise when it comes to maintaining a healthy brain, reports Medical Xpress.
A soft drink a day raises the chances of prostate cancer in men. According to a new Swedish study, a normal-sized soft drink per day can raise the chances of men contracting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. "Among the men who drank a lot of soft drinks or other drinks with added sugar, we saw an increased risk of prostate cancer of around 40 percent," said Isabel Drake, a PhD student at Lund University.
There are plenty of "brain training gadgets" available in the market which claim to reverse memory loss. However, these supposed "entertaining gadgets", which the companies claim are a good workout for the grey matter, are pretty expensive. A new study claims that rather than buying such kind of gadgets and games, all one needs to do in order to keep the brain active and functioning right, is to pick up a pen and practice the forgotten art of writing letters, Mail Online reports. According to researchers, board games like chess, reading newspapers and even watching a play can contribute to a healthy brain.
They may not be scientifically based, but the need for a solution outside of pharmaceuticals may encourage you to consider such options. When traditional medicine is not quite doing the trick, thinking outside the box and trying one of these options may bring surprising results.