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'Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms'
Research presented at the American Psychiatric Association conference finds a link between Mediterranean diets and a lower depression risk later in life. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Brain changes may occur 34 years before symptoms
New research finds that some Alzheimer's-related biomarkers in the brain change as early as 34 years before the onset of visible symptoms. (Medical News Today)

How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis
A new study in mice pinpoints a key cellular mechanism that drives forms of rheumatoid arthritis. Targeting this mechanism could prevent this condition. (Medical News Today)

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk 'by almost half' in people under 75
People under 75 who followed a plant-rich diet for reducing high blood pressure had a significantly lower risk of heart failure than those who did not. (Medical News Today)

Could a cell phone game detect who is at risk of Alzheimer's?
According to a new study, a cell phone game called 'Sea Hero Quest' could assist researchers in identifying people who are more at risk of Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Experts draft guidelines for Alzheimer's-like condition
Experts have defined an under-recognized, newly named condition that mimics Alzheimer's disease and propose guidelines for diagnosing and researching it. (Medical News Today)

Poor sense of smell linked to increased mortality risk
A recent study found that a reduced sense of smell increased mortality risk, particularly in the participants who were healthiest at the start. (Medical News Today)

Increased muscle power may prolong life
A first-of-its-kind study finds that increased muscle power, rather than muscle strength, can significantly prolong life for seniors. (Medical News Today)

Could this brain stimulation technique reverse memory decline?
New research examines the effect of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation on age-related memory decline. (Medical News Today)

People are living longer despite care inequalities
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) examines global life expectancies and access to health services across the world. (Medical News Today)

Syncing brain waves may fight age-related memory problems
Working memory tends to decline with age, and this problem is characterized by poor synchronicity between brain regions. Can researchers 'fix' this issue? (Medical News Today)

How does oxidative stress affect the body?
Oxidative stress can damage cells and occurs when there is an excess of free radicals. The body produces free radicals during normal metabolic processes but also produces antioxidants to neutralize them. Long-term oxidative stress can contribute to aging and may play a role in a number of conditions. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How 1 hour of brisk walking can benefit people with osteoarthritis
A new study investigates the impact of 1 weekly hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on disability in people with knee osteoarthritis. (Medical News Today)

Dark spots on the skin: Causes and how to treat them
Dark spots on the skin are usually the result of hyperpigmentation. They are usually harmless. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments for dark spots on the skin. (Medical News Today)

Smoking may not be related to dementia risk after all
Study of 531 cognitively healthy older adults over 11.5 years finds no link between smoking and dementia after accounting for 'competing risk' of death. (Medical News Today)

Knee osteoarthritis: A low-carb diet may relieve symptoms
A new study compares the effects of a low-carb diet with those of a regular diet and a low-fat diet on knee osteoarthritis in older adults. (Medical News Today)

The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise
New research shows that light and moderate exercise benefits the brain both immediately and in the long run, providing a person is active frequently. (Medical News Today)

Why your gut may hold the key to cardiovascular health
A new study examines the link between gut bacteria, aging, and cardiovascular health. The authors conclude that 'the fountain of youth may lie in the gut.' (Medical News Today)

This 'caterpillar fungus' may help treat osteoarthritis
A compound derived from a parasitic fungus could lead to the development of new, better treatments for osteoarthritis, according to recent research. (Medical News Today)

10 minutes of leisurely activity per week may lower death risk
New observational research in a large cohort has found a strong link between leisurely physical activity — even in low amounts — and a lower death risk. (Medical News Today)

Skin moisturizer could reduce risk of disease
Dry and damaged skin can be uncomfortable but, according to a new study, it might also increase the risk of some age-related chronic diseases. (Medical News Today)

Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link
New research discovers a mechanism that may explain why exposure to manganese induces Parkinson's symptoms. The findings may aid diagnosis and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?
Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out. (Medical News Today)

Is high blood pressure always bad?
Most experts believe that people should treat hypertension as a risk factor. However, new research suggests that high blood pressure is not always bad. (Medical News Today)

Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure
Researchers have now uncovered evidence that indulging in a midday nap can help control blood pressure levels about as well as taking medication. (Medical News Today)

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