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Football strengthens the bones of men with prostate cancer
Men with prostate cancer run the risk of brittle bones as a side-effect of their treatment. (Medical News Today)

Loneliness triggers cellular changes that can cause illness, study shows
Loneliness is more than a feeling: For older adults, perceived social isolation is a major health risk that can increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent. (Medical News Today)

Animal study shows how exercise may energize brain cell function
As we age or develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's , our brain cells may not produce sufficient energy to remain fully functional. (Medical News Today)

Obesity spells problems for trauma patients
Condition linked to increased surgery risk, longer hospital stays, higher charges, greater likelihood of discharge to care facility rather than home. (Medical News Today)

Improving fitness may counteract brain atrophy in older adults, UMD study shows
Exercise may help to reverse neurodegeneration in those with mild cognitive impairment, an early stage of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Blocking immune cell treats new type of age-related diabetes
Diabetes is often the result of obesity and poor diet choices, but for some older adults the disease might simply be a consequence of aging. (Medical News Today)

Researchers find link between air pollution and heart disease
Higher levels of coarse particles in the air associated with increase in same-day cardiovascular hospitalizations in major urban areas. (Medical News Today)

College studies may reduce risk of dementia for older adults, research finds
Going back to school could boost cognitive capacity.Older adults who take college courses may increase their cognitive capacity and possibly reduce their risk for developing Alzheimer's disease or... (Medical News Today)

Journal Maturitas publishes position statement on testosterone replacement therapy in the aging male
The journal Maturitas has announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) covering testosterone replacement therapy in the aging male. (Medical News Today)

Nivolumab in NSCLC: Indication of major added benefit for under 75-year-olds
Under 75-year-olds in good general condition survive notably longer / hint of non-quantifiable added benefit in older patients. (Medical News Today)

Experiencing major stress makes some older adults better able to handle daily stress
Dealing with a major stressful event appears to make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress, according to new research from North Carolina State University. (Medical News Today)

Many hands make light work and improve health, researchers have found
Getting help with baby care could keep families healthier and extend their lives, according to a new study into bird behaviour. (Medical News Today)

Team approach may reduce readmissions due to falls in seniors
A comprehensive care program that involves a team of specialists from multiple medical disciplines for treating injuries sustained from falls in older adults could help reduce hospital re-admissions... (Medical News Today)

Ophthalmology's data science initiative yields important clinical post-surgery insights
American Academy of Ophthalmology's IRIS Registry reveals new information on eye inflammation rates following cataract surgery and anti-VEGF injections. (Medical News Today)

Fit older adults are more active
Fitness level had the strongest association with physical activity, followed by gender and season, in study on older adults. (Medical News Today)

Not so happy old age? Depressive symptoms increase with age
The notion that older people are happier than younger people is being challenged following a recent study led by a University of Bradford lecturer. (Medical News Today)

Seniors expend as much energy as Tour de France cyclists
Well-trained seniors expend as much energy as Tour de France cyclists. New Danish research shows that age is no obstacle to performing at a maximum for a longer period of time. (Medical News Today)

Electrical stimulation therapy can relieve low back pain in older adults: study
While previous research has suggested that older adults may have a diminished capacity for experiencing pain relief, University of Florida researchers have found that with the correct dosage... (Medical News Today)

Regenstrief, IU study: Seniors with dementia make more emergency department visits
Older adults with dementia are more frequent visitors to emergency departments, returning at higher rates and incurring greater costs than older adults without dementia, according to a new study... (Medical News Today)

Barriers to health care increase disease, death risk for rural elderly
A new study of adults ages 85 or older has found that rural residents have significantly higher levels of chronic disease, take more medications, and die several years earlier than their urban... (Medical News Today)

Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer's disease shows anti-aging effects
Salk team finds molecule that slows the clock on key aspects of aging in animals. (Medical News Today)

Natural selection and inflammation may hold key to age-associated cancer risk
Without age-associated inflammation, older mice developed leukemia no faster than young mice.The incidence of cancer increases with age. (Medical News Today)

More young adults are failing to launch or 'boomerang' home: Study
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne, concluded that the changing nature of family living situations often led to avoidable conflict. (Medical News Today)

Elderly with dementia, diabetes and kidney problems risk dehydration
One in every five older people living in UK care homes has dehydration, suggesting that they are not drinking enough to keep themselves healthy. (Medical News Today)

New treatment option may be on the horizon for polymyalgia rheumatica
A drug approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis, tocilizumab (Actemra, Genentech), is a potential new therapy for patients with polymyalgia rheumatica, according to an open-label, phase II study... (Medical News Today)

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