Health News - Seniors/Aging

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed
(Medical News Today)

Study sets blood pressure target for people over 80
(Medical News Today)

Ageotypes: Why do people age differently?
Stanford University researchers have identified four different biological pathways for aging. This finding may help people slow down aspects of old age. (Medical News Today)

10 causes of an itchy face
A person might experience an itchy face for a variety of reasons. In this article, learn more about the possible causes and how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

Marathon running may reverse a risky part of the aging process
The findings of a new study suggest that training for and running a marathon for the first time can 'turn back time' on a person's vascular age. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis: Researchers find another possible risk factor
A new study has found an association between poor bone health — which can be a sign of osteoporosis — and exposure to high levels of air pollution. (Medical News Today)

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?
A new study found a link between inadequate hydration and poorer cognitive functioning, especially in memory and attention tasks — but only in older women. (Medical News Today)

What causes Alzheimer's? Not toxic amyloid, new study suggests
The findings of a new study suggest that the accumulation of toxic beta-amyloid proteins in the brain may not be the cause of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Misconceptions may lead to dehydration in older adults
By conducting interviews with older Londoners, researchers have revealed a range of misconceptions that may result in serious dehydration. (Medical News Today)

Unhealthful diet linked with vision loss later in life
A new study finds an association between the Western dietary pattern, which is high in unhealthful fats and sugars, and age-related vision loss. (Medical News Today)

Finding life's meaning can keep us healthy as we age
A new study in older adults has found a strong correlation between having found meaning in one's life and having good overall health. (Medical News Today)

Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia
New research identifies an inflammatory biomarker in the blood, called sCD14, that may predict someone's risk of developing clinical dementia. (Medical News Today)

What causes cells to age?
A new cell culture study points to a novel role for the DNA damage repair protein CSB in protecting cells from senescence and aging. (Medical News Today)

Repairing leaky blood-brain barrier may rejuvenate brain function
New research in mice suggests that a leaky blood-brain barrier can accelerate brain aging, and that targeting inflammation can reverse some changes. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's risk gene and heavy metal exposure may impair cognition
New research in mice suggests that exposure to cadmium can lead to cognitive decline in those with the Alzheimer's risk gene APOE4. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals how diabetes drug promotes healthy aging
Doctors often prescribe metformin for type 2 diabetes. A new mouse study on its liver mechanisms may explain its wider benefits for health and life span. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of neem oil for the skin?
Neem oil contains natural compounds that may support skin health in various ways. Here learn more about the potential benefits and risks of neem on the skin. (Medical News Today)

Parks with irregular shapes may boost longevity
A new study finds that parks with complex, irregular shapes and more access points are associated with a lower risk of premature mortality. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: Ultrasound technology may relieve symptoms
New research shows that a special ultrasound technique can significantly reduce tremors in people living with Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Board games may stave off cognitive decline
Newly published research finds a strong association between playing non-digital games and experiencing less cognitive decline in older age. (Medical News Today)

Rapamycin has anti-aging effect on human skin
A small study reveals that rapamycin, a drug with a long history as an immune suppressor, can improve tone and reduce wrinkles and sagging in human skin. (Medical News Today)

Extra virgin olive oil may protect against various dementias
A new study in mice finds that extra virgin olive oil prevents the toxic accumulation of tau protein in the brain and keeps memory intact. (Medical News Today)

Can the gut microbiome unlock the secrets of aging?
A new study finds that gut bacteria from old mice can help rejuvenate the neurons of younger ones, suggesting that gut bacteria are key to aging. (Medical News Today)

Hair loss on temples: Everything you need to know
There are several potential reasons why a person might lose hair on the temples. Read on to find out the various causes and their associated treatments. (Medical News Today)

New research finds better way of calculating dogs' real ages
A team of researchers says that it has found a more accurate way to calculate dogs' real age and to show how it compares with age in human years. (Medical News Today)

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