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Health News - Seniors/Aging

Pain profiling has potential to improve quality of life for older patients
A two part paper published recently in Age & Ageing, the scientific journal of The British Geriatrics Society, reveals that pain profiling in older patients has the potential to improve quality of... (Medical News Today)

Hot flash: Women who start menstruation and menopause later more likely to live to 90
The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. Currently estimated at 1.3 million, this demographic is expected to quadruple by 2050. (Medical News Today)

Regardless of age, health conditions, many seniors not retired from sex
Despite societal perceptions that older adults' love lives are ancient history, many seniors are anything but retired from sex, a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Among the oldest adults, poor balance may signal higher risk for dementia
The number of people living well into their 90s is projected to quadruple by 2050. By mid-century, nearly 9 million people will be 90-years-old or older. (Medical News Today)

Aging accelerated by menopause, insomnia
Researchers claim to have answered the long-debated question about whether aging causes menopause or menopause causes aging; the latter appears to be true. (Medical News Today)

New sunscreen compound protects against UVA-induced skin aging, cancer
Researchers have created a compound that offers high protection against skin damage caused by UVA radiation, and they call for it to be added to sunscreen. (Medical News Today)

Selective retention of positive information may be marker for elderly memory loss
UCI group develops test to measure changes in emotional recall over time.People who selectively recalled positive information over neutral and negative information performed worse on memory... (Medical News Today)

Macular degeneration insight identifies promising drugs to prevent vision loss
In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team pinpoints how immune abnormalities beneath the retina result in macular... (Medical News Today)

Study reveals new link between periodontal and cerebrovascular diseases
A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct, two common diseases in the elderly. (Medical News Today)

'Bad' cholesterol linked to poorer cognitive performance
Researchers find a link between the fluctuations of 'bad' cholesterol levels and a reduction in the cognitive ability of an elderly population. (Medical News Today)

Many elderly people are receiving and using prescription medications inappropriately
A new study from Belgium indicates that the majority of community-dwelling elderly adults are taking prescription medications inappropriately. (Medical News Today)

Defining sarcopenic obesity is key to its effective treatment
Future Science Group (FSG) has announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA synthesizing current data on sarcopenic obesity, and looking to highlight the need for public health... (Medical News Today)

Middle-age memory decline a matter of changing focus
Research sheds new light on what constitutes healthy aging of the brain.The inability to remember details, such as the location of objects, begins in early midlife (the 40s) and may be the... (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria unleash anti-aging power of pomegranates
Study shows urolithin A - a product of gut bacterial digestion of a pomegranate compound - restores a key cell recycling process, an anti-aging property. (Medical News Today)

Bariatric surgery reverses obesity-related premature aging
Obesity causes premature aging that can be measured in the cells. Breaking research set out to see whether bariatric surgery could reverse this process. (Medical News Today)

Centenarians' extra years are mostly healthy ones
Research on centenarians shows that the extra years lived are mostly healthy years - with illness often arriving decades later than in younger seniors. (Medical News Today)

Boosting the potency of a broccoli-related compound yields a possible treatment for macular degeneration
Buck Institute study also shows that palmitoleic acid protects the retina from environmental damage in mouse models of disease. (Medical News Today)

Routine monitoring of eye condition effective in the community
Research published in BMJ Open today has found that community care for routine monitoring of neovascular age-related macular degeneration can be just as effective as hospital-based care. (Medical News Today)

Driving, dementia - assessing safe driving in high-risk older adults
Driving is possibly one of the most complex procedures humans engage in on a regular basis. (Medical News Today)

Why do aged muscles heal slowly?
As we age, the function and regenerative abilities of skeletal muscles deteriorate, which means it is difficult for the elderly to recover from injury or surgery. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's risk may be detectable from age 18 with genetic scoring
Researchers have created a genetic risk score that has the potential to pinpoint which adults are at high risk of Alzheimer's from the age of 18. (Medical News Today)

Poor physical performance may be an early sign of late-age dementia
Poor physical performance was linked with an increased risk of developing dementia in a study of individuals aged 90 and older who were followed for an average of 2.6 years. (Medical News Today)

Pill organizers could cause adverse effects among elderly
Older people who switch to using pill organisers could experience adverse effects and even hospitalisation - according to research from the University of East Anglia. (Medical News Today)

Many elderly are prescribed antihypertensive medication despite already having low blood pressure
According to a new study in the journal Age and Ageing, a significant proportion of patients over 70 remain on antihypertensive medication despite having low blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Testosterone may be key to maintaining sexual function in older men
Testosterone therapy has been used for years, but research into its effect on sexual dysfunction in older men is scarce. A new study brings good news. (Medical News Today)

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