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Health News - Seniors/Aging

Stress may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease
A Danish population-based study finds a strong link between psychological distress and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

A lack of deep sleep could indicate Alzheimer's development
Sleep is vital to many aspects of well-being. A new study finds that older adults who are not getting enough quality sleep may be developing Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Targeting this protein could help combat aging
Reducing an RNA-binding protein that increases with age improved mitochondrial function in old mice. The finding could lead to new targets to combat aging. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: 9 new genetic risk factors found
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds nine entirely new genetic locations that contribute to the risk of developing the disease. (Medical News Today)

Effect of temperature on lifespan depends on genes
Using tiny aquatic animals, scientists tested the idea that colder temperatures extend lifespan and found that it depends on individual genetic makeup. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet nutrients tied with healthy brain aging
A study of older adults links blood markers of certain nutrients that are present in the Mediterranean diet to better cognition and brain connectivity. (Medical News Today)

6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment
A new study finds that 6 months of exercise, when added to dieting, can reverse 9 years of decline in certain cognitive functions. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Study zeroes in on brain's weakest link
In a new study, researchers find out which brain cells are most vulnerable to the accumulation of toxic plaques that drive Alzheimer's and speculate why. (Medical News Today)

What is the secret to women's longevity?
Women tend to have longer lives than men, but why is that the case? The results of a new study in mice may offer an answer to this question. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link
New research examines cognitive function and brain atrophy in both people with and without type 2 diabetes over the course of approximately 5 years. (Medical News Today)

Does problem-solving stave off mental decline?
Is it true that by training your brain with problem-solving tasks, you can keep mental decline at bay later in life? A new study delves into the details. (Medical News Today)

Future of Alzheimer's therapy: What is the best approach?
A new comprehensive review assesses current clinical trials for Alzheimer's drugs and advises on the best therapeutic approach going forward. (Medical News Today)

What role do brain lipids play in Parkinson's disease?
Researchers studying the connection between lipids and toxic protein levels have uncovered a new potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Insomnia: Light pollution and sleeping pill use may be linked
New research examines the use of hypnotic drugs in seniors and finds a connection between nighttime exposure to artificial outdoor light and insomnia. (Medical News Today)

Regular exercise can keep the body decades younger
A new study finds that people over 70 who have exercised regularly for decades show some physiological characteristics of much younger people. (Medical News Today)

What kind of physical exercise can help you stay young?
Researchers look into which types of physical exercise are best at maintaining a person's cellular health, and thus at supporting healthy aging processes. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation occurs when a person develops darker patches on the skin, such as age spots or melasma. Learn about the causes, types, and treatments for hyperpigmentation here. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's may soon be treated with HIV drugs
For the first time, scientists show how the gene that produces brain toxicity in Alzheimer's is 'recombined' using the same enzyme found in HIV. (Medical News Today)

Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging?
A new study finds connections between key markers of biological aging and signs of cognitive decline years after the completion of breast cancer treatment. (Medical News Today)

Brain health: Low-protein, high-carb diet just as good as low-calorie diet
According to new research, the benefits to brain health achieved by severe calorie restriction can be matched by eating a low-protein, high-carb diet. (Medical News Today)

Could managing cholesterol prevent Alzheimer's?
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds that this neurological disease shares some genetic risk factors with several cardiovascular conditions. (Medical News Today)

How you react to stress may predict brain health
New research suggests that the way we respond to minor daily stressors may affect our cognition and brain health well into old age. (Medical News Today)

A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer's
Simple mind-body practices altered potential cell aging and Alzheimer's biomarkers. The changes linked directly to improved cognition and other functions. (Medical News Today)

Interaction between immunity and gut bacteria influences aging
A disrupted immune system can upset gut bacteria in ways that can lead to cell damage and tissue changes associated with aging, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Using community choirs to boost well-being
Loneliness is a significant and growing problem. A recent study investigates the effect of belonging to a community choir on well-being in older adults. (Medical News Today)

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