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Why your gut may hold the key to cardiovascular health
A new study examines the link between gut bacteria, aging, and cardiovascular health. The authors conclude that 'the fountain of youth may lie in the gut.' (Medical News Today)

This 'caterpillar fungus' may help treat osteoarthritis
A compound derived from a parasitic fungus could lead to the development of new, better treatments for osteoarthritis, according to recent research. (Medical News Today)

10 minutes of leisurely activity per week may lower death risk
New observational research in a large cohort has found a strong link between leisurely physical activity — even in low amounts — and a lower death risk. (Medical News Today)

Skin moisturizer could reduce risk of disease
Dry and damaged skin can be uncomfortable but, according to a new study, it might also increase the risk of some age-related chronic diseases. (Medical News Today)

Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link
New research discovers a mechanism that may explain why exposure to manganese induces Parkinson's symptoms. The findings may aid diagnosis and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?
Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out. (Medical News Today)

Is high blood pressure always bad?
Most experts believe that people should treat hypertension as a risk factor. However, new research suggests that high blood pressure is not always bad. (Medical News Today)

Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure
Researchers have now uncovered evidence that indulging in a midday nap can help control blood pressure levels about as well as taking medication. (Medical News Today)

Genes may contribute to marital satisfaction
When at least one partner within a married couple had the GG oxytocin gene receptor variant, the spouses reported greater feelings of marital satisfaction and security. (Medical News Today)

Excessive daily TV at older age tied to poorer memory
Adults aged 50 and older who watched TV for 3.5 hours or more per day had greater verbal memory decline after 6 years than those who watched less TV. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis: Some yoga poses may cause bone injuries
New research warns that certain yoga poses can be risky for people with osteoporosis and advises caution when engaging in this practice. (Medical News Today)

US adults do not consume enough protein, study warns
New research examines the protein intake, overall diet, and physical functioning of adults over the age of 51 living in the United States. (Medical News Today)

What diet is best for older adults?
Finding the best way for older adults to lose weight safely can be challenging. A new study may help guide nutritional decisions in this population. (Medical News Today)

What are the early signs of dementia?
There are 10 early signs and symptoms of dementia, including misplacing things, difficulty solving problems, and confusing times and places. Learn about the other signs in this article. (Medical News Today)

This Japanese plant could hold the key to extended youth
New research finds that a compound in a traditional Japanese medicinal plant could boost cellular health and protect against the ill effects of aging. (Medical News Today)

Can we halt cellular aging? New drug combo shows promise
In the first clinical trial in humans, researchers test a promising drug combination that could help fight the effects of cellular aging. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: How stem cells can help repair the brain
A new review examines the past, present, and future of stem cell therapy for replacing damaged brain cells in Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?
Researchers have developed novel compounds that may be able to reverse memory loss that relates to depression and other mental health conditions. (Medical News Today)

Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer's
A new animal study has identified the cellular mechanism that leads to reduced blood flow to the brain, which, in turn, impacts cognitive function. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation in midlife hastens cognitive decline
Understanding the risk factors of cognitive decline are now more important than ever. A recent study examined the potential role of inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer's
Though experts typically name beta-amyloid plaques as the main culprits in Alzheimer's disease, new research finds another factor: a leaked blood protein. (Medical News Today)

Does education really protect against dementia?
Does the length of time an individual spends in education reduce the risk of developing dementia? A new, large-scale study investigates. (Medical News Today)

Hearing loss and cognitive decline: Study probes link
Data from an 8-year study of 10,000 men aged 62 or older reveals a link between hearing loss and a markedly greater risk of subjective cognitive decline. (Medical News Today)

Could targeting this enzyme slow aging and related diseases?
In showing how an enzyme halts cell division by producing reactive oxygen species, scientists shed new light on the biology of aging and related diseases. (Medical News Today)

Mild cognitive impairment: Reducing blood pressure can lower risk
Controlling systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg significantly lowered the risk of mild cognitive impairment in older adults. (Medical News Today)

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