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Health News - Seniors/Aging

Alzheimer's burden will double by 2060, warn CDC
The first study to ever predict Alzheimer's prevalence by race and ethnicity estimates that the United States burden of the disease will double by 2060. (Medical News Today)

Daily aspirin does not make for a longer, 'disability-free' life
Daily low-dose aspirin does not help healthy older people with no history of heart problems live a longer dementia- and disability-free life, a study says. (Medical News Today)

Key molecule explains why bones weaken with age
New research reveals the molecular dynamic that explains why bones become more frail as we age. The findings may improve treatments for osteoporosis. (Medical News Today)

Eating fiber can delay brain aging
New research shows that eating fiber releases butyrate, a fatty acid that prevents brain inflammation and improves memory in aging mice. (Medical News Today)

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in women
Rheumatoid arthritis causes many symptoms, including joint pain and stiffness. In women, symptoms often start to appear between the ages of 30 and 50. Hormonal factors and other conditions, such as endometriosis, can increase the risk of the disease. Learn more about the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in women here. (Medical News Today)

Fasting-induced anti-aging molecule keeps blood vessels young
A ketone molecule produced by the body during calorie restriction keeps blood vessels young, staving off age-related chronic disease. (Medical News Today)

Walking may prevent heart failure in senior women
This first-of-its-kind study examines the association between walking and two different subtypes of heart failure among senior women. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: 10-year risk estimates may inform prevention
A new study provides 10-year estimates for dementia risk, focusing on age, sex, and genetic predisposition. This may lead to early preventive initiatives. (Medical News Today)

Autoimmune arthritis: Types, symptoms, and treatment
Autoimmune arthritis is the name for a group of arthritis types where the person’s immune system attacks itself. It contains some of the most common types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. In this article, we explore the types, treatments, and diagnosis of autoimmune arthritis. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet shown to prolong seniors' lives
An Italian study of thousands of people aged 65 and older finds that adherence to a Mediterranean diet is linked to lower risk of premature death. (Medical News Today)

How does rheumatoid arthritis cause anemia?
Many people with rheumatoid arthritis go on to develop anemia at the same time. This could be due to certain rheumatoid arthritis medications or to changes in the body that affect the production of red blood cells. Learn about the link between rheumatoid arthritis and anemia and the available treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

How to manage morning stiffness with rheumatoid arthritis
A high percentage of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) experience stiff joints in the morning. People can relieve this morning stiffness by planning ahead and developing a morning routine to help deal with their symptoms. Learn about ways to manage and prevent morning stiffness here. (Medical News Today)

Best exercises for rheumatoid arthritis pain
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can benefit greatly from developing a daily exercise routine. Certain exercises can reduce RA pain, improve joint stiffness, and increase range of motion. In this article, we discuss the best types of exercise for RA, along with general exercise tips, and which exercises to avoid. (Medical News Today)

Anti-inflammatory meal plan: 26 recipes to try
For people with chronic inflammatory conditions, diet can have a powerful effect. Certain foods can help to reduce joint pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. These include omega-3s, antioxidants, and probiotics. In this article, we provide 26 anti-inflammatory recipes you can use in a healthful, nutritious meal plan. (Medical News Today)

Forehead wrinkles - an early sign of cardiovascular disease?
According to new research, deep wrinkles in one's forehead could signal the onset of atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries. (Medical News Today)

Tips for dealing with rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flares come and go in waves. When an RA flare occurs, people can use a range of methods, including medications and lifestyle changes, to help manage the symptoms of inflammation. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness. In this article, we look at effective ways of dealing with RA flares. (Medical News Today)

Better heart health may mean lower dementia risk in older people
A French study of older adults found that having more modifiable cardiovascular health measures at 'optimal levels' was tied to lower risk of dementia. (Medical News Today)

How your diet can keep cells healthy and young
New research suggests that a healthful diet can protect against chronic disease and keep women biologically young for a longer time. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin B-3 may treat and prevent acute kidney injury
New research shows that raising vitamin B-3 levels may benefit patients who have undergone major surgery and are at risk of developing acute kidney injury. (Medical News Today)

Maple leaf 'Botox' could prevent wrinkles
Compounds in maple leaf extract can prevent wrinkles from forming. Researchers are using this knowledge to create a 'plant-based Botox.' (Medical News Today)

How your mouth bacteria can harm your lungs
New research suggests that having poor dental hygiene means ingesting bacteria that may damage respiratory health in the long-term. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of a UTI in older adults?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect people at any age. However, UTIs are one of the most common causes of infection in older adults. Symptoms of a UTI in older adults may include restlessness, agitation, and confusion. UTIs are treatable with medication. Learn more about UTIs in seniors here. (Medical News Today)

Cellular aging halted by hydrogen sulfide gas
New compounds that deliver gas to mitochondria appear to slow cellular aging. By tinkering with DNA machinery, the drugs boost cellular energy production. (Medical News Today)

Agitation in dementia: Are drugs the best treatment?
Two common symptoms in people with dementia are agitation and psychosis. Now, a panel of experts explains how best to manage them, and which drugs do work. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Both too much and too little alcohol may raise risk
A large study with a follow-up period of 23 years concludes that both long periods of abstinence and long periods of heavy drinking raise dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

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