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Health News - Seniors/Aging

Life expectancy set to rise in industrialized countries
Scientists predict that life expectancy is likely to continue rising in developed nations, potentially exceeding 90 years for women in South Korea by 2030. (Medical News Today)

New 'late-life cycler' circadian genes linked to aging and stress
A new subset of genes that only become active during stress and aging offer clues into how circadian rhythms might influence health and disease. (Medical News Today)

More steps mean less hospital for older Aussies
Older Australians can reduce their time spent in hospital by walking an extra 4300 steps per day, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. (Medical News Today)

Cholesterol levels by age: Differences and recommendations
How do the levels of cholesterol differ by age naturally and what are the healthy levels for different age groups? What are the treatment options? (Medical News Today)

Vitamin B-3 successfully prevents glaucoma in mice
New mouse study finds a way to prevent glaucoma in genetically predisposed mice. This could pave the way for safer treatments for glaucoma patients. (Medical News Today)

Unsaturated fatty acid may reverse aging effect of obesity
Obesity, or a high fat diet, can lead to changes in the immune system similar to those observed with aging. That's what research published in Experimental Physiology suggests. (Medical News Today)

Many GPs are ill-informed and unsupportive when tackling Britain's leading cause of blindness, new research reveals
New research published in the BMJ Open has found that patients experiencing degenerative eye disease are not receiving the information and support needed to manage, understand and treat their... (Medical News Today)

'Anti-aging' hormone could unlock new treatments for kidney and heart disease
A new study by researchers at King's College London has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-ageing... (Medical News Today)

International team of researchers develop new model for earlier treatments for AMD
An international team of researchers from Queen's University Belfast, University College London and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA have developed a cell culture model that could help... (Medical News Today)

Poverty and high neighborhood murder rates increase depression in older adults
Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the University of Minnesota and other institutions published... (Medical News Today)

Amphetamine use may 'speed up' heart aging
Using amphetamines may accelerate aging of the heart, suggest researchers. They emphasize that stimulant abusers do physiological and cardiovascular harm. (Medical News Today)

Men experience greater cognitive impairment and increased risk of death following hip surgery
In a study of hip fracture patients, men displayed greater levels of cognitive impairment within the first 22 days of fracture than women, and cognitive limitations increased the risk of dying... (Medical News Today)

'In vivo' reprogramming induces signs of telomere rejuvenation
During the 'in vivo' reprogramming process, cellular telomeres are extended due to an increase in endogenous telomerase. (Medical News Today)

Seeing the same GP associated with fewer hospital admissions
Continuity could be a key line of defence against rising hospital admissions. (Medical News Today)

Link between sleep and cognitive impairment in the elderly
Daytime sleepiness is very common in the elderly with prevalence rates of up to 50 percent. (Medical News Today)

Yeast mutants unlock the secrets of aging
Yeast - it's more than just a fungus. It can also tell us a lot about growing older. That's because aging in both human and yeast cells is not only the result of passive wear and tear. (Medical News Today)

Fighting age-related fibrosis to keep organs young
The wear and tear of life takes a cumulative toll on our bodies. Our organs gradually stiffen through fibrosis, which is a process that deposits tough collagen in our body tissue. (Medical News Today)

Brain-stimulating activities reduce risk of cognitive impairment in seniors
New research investigates whether activities such as using the computer or playing games can impact the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment. (Medical News Today)

Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Can a diet change and other lifestyle changes help reduce discomfort caused by rheumatoid arthritis? Learn about other natural remedies that may help. (Medical News Today)

New peptide could improve treatment for vision-threatening disease
Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and... (Medical News Today)

Anti-inflammatory diet reduces bone loss, hip fracture risk in women
A diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, whole grains, and nuts appears to reduce the risk of bone loss and hip fracture among postmenopausal women. (Medical News Today)

As US scrutinizes joint replacements, study finds no way to predict risk
About one million Americans each year undergo total knee or hip replacements, but complications bring as many as 1 in 12 back to the hospital and result in higher use of post-acute services within... (Medical News Today)

Nutritional considerations for healthy aging and reduction in age-related chronic disease
Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and societal burden of the "silver... (Medical News Today)

In women, age-related cognitive decline may start sooner than we think
Researchers from University of California, Los Angeles reveal that, at least in women, cognitive decline may begin earlier that previously believed. (Medical News Today)

Sedentary lifestyle speeds up biological aging, study finds
A new study looks at how a sedentary lifestyle, with little exercise, affects telomere length and leads to biological aging in older women. (Medical News Today)

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