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Health News - Seniors/Aging

High fitness may slash dementia risk, study says
A new study from Sweden asks whether the level of physical fitness at middle age could influence women's risk of developing dementia later in life. (Medical News Today)

Middle back pain: Causes and relief
Learn about 13 causes of middle back pain and discover techniques to find relief. Common causes include poor posture, arthritis, and herniated disks. (Medical News Today)

How daytime sleepiness may raise Alzheimer's risk
Excessive daytime sleepiness may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's, but what is the possible mechanism underlying this association? (Medical News Today)

The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis
Blogs written by osteoarthritis experts and those with the disease can help to provide tips, strategies, and support for individuals with osteoarthritis. (Medical News Today)

Which diet is best for the aging brain? Study investigates
New research in mice reveals that a low-fat diet combined with calorie restriction prevents aging-associated microglia-driven inflammation in the brain. (Medical News Today)

Why do our brains age? These genes may hold the answer
New research identifies more than 250 genes involved in brain aging. One gene, in particular, may explain why our cognition tends to decline as we age. (Medical News Today)

High cholesterol in late life may mean better brain health
Having cholesterol higher than it was in midlife was linked to lower risk of marked cognitive decline in those aged 85–94, compared with those aged 75–84. (Medical News Today)

Why are birthdays so hard?
Birthdays can be a time of great celebration, but they can also bring about feelings of depression. Learn more about how to beat the birthday blues. (Medical News Today)

This simple test may reveal your true biological age
Scientists have come up with a simple, effective way to find out our body's true biological age. The findings may help to prevent age-related illness. (Medical News Today)

Poor hearing could lead to poor memory
New research — by scientists in Italy — suggests that a form of age-related hearing loss significantly raises the risk of mild cognitive impairment among seniors. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of being social?
A quick chat with a friend, a gym session with your colleagues, or a reading group that you attend — how do they impact your health? In this Spotlight, we look at the mental and physical health benefits that socializing can bring. (Medical News Today)

What is pneumococcal meningitis?
Learn more about pneumococcal meningitis, a rare but life-threatening form of infection. We look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Even light exercise can increase men's lifespan
A study looked at the effects of a few minutes of light physical activity on senior men and found that modest levels of activity may improve lifespan. (Medical News Today)

Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?
Researchers reveal how FoxO proteins are important for joint health, and how increasing the levels of these proteins could prevent or treat osteoarthritis. (Medical News Today)

How does exercise preserve the aging brain?
Higher cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to stronger white matter and better cognitive performance in a study of seniors with mild cognitive impairment. (Medical News Today)

Blocking enzyme 'dramatically reverses' Alzheimer's in mice
For the first time, scientists achieve a 'dramatic reversal' of Alzheimer's-related brain damage in mice, offering hope for humans. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin B-3 could be used to treat Alzheimer's
New research finds that nicotinamide riboside, which is a form of vitamin B-3, has the potential to treat Alzheimer's. Results in mice are hopeful. (Medical News Today)

Cognitive decline: Is low blood sodium a risk factor?
A new study suggests that low blood sodium levels — known as hyponatremia — may increase the risk of cognitive decline in older men by more than a third. (Medical News Today)

How fighting ageism may lower dementia risk
A new study examines the effect of positive and negative attitudes toward aging on the risk of developing dementia among at-risk individuals. (Medical News Today)

How bilingualism may protect against Alzheimer's
A new study examines the brain structure and memory function of monolingual and multilingual people with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. (Medical News Today)

Cancer risk may increase as immune system declines
Using a mathematical model, a group of researchers conclude that a declining immune system could explain our increased cancer risk as we age. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's-related brain changes could start at 40
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which damage to cells that protect blood vessels may lead to Alzheimer's, and such damage could begin in our 40s. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for nasolabial folds
Nasolabial folds are the lines on either side of the mouth that extend from the edge of the nose to the mouth's outer corners. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of jowls
Jowls are excess or saggy skin on the neck. Learn about exercises and treatments to get rid of jowls, as well as how to help prevent them. (Medical News Today)

Could this protein hold the key to memory?
New research about memory formation and recall points to a protein that may play an important role in how much we remember as we age. (Medical News Today)

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