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Health News - Seniors/Aging

Electronic records help identify two genes linked to age-related hearing impairment
A study of electronic records and genome sequences from adults with age-related hearing impairment identified two genetic variations linked to the disorder, report Thomas Hoffmann of the University... (Medical News Today)

Elder abuse under-identified in US emergency departments
Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 older adults in the United States and has far-reaching negative effects on physical and mental health. (Medical News Today)

How your BMI might affect your brain function
There are plenty of reasons it's important to maintain a healthy weight, and now you can add one more to the list: It may be good for your brain. (Medical News Today)

Older hearts benefit from exercise that is frequent and varied but not intense
Heart study finds frequent and varied exercise is linked to lower risk of premature death in older people, but intense exercise is linked to higher risk. (Medical News Today)

Annual UK cancer cases set to soar to half a million in less than 20 years
Five hundred thousand people will be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK by 2035 if trends continue, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the British Journal of Cancer. (Medical News Today)

Cell protein offers new hope in fighting the effects of aging
A protein found within the powerhouse of a cell could be the key to holding back the march of time, research by scientists at The University of Nottingham has shown. (Medical News Today)

Frailty in older surgery patients may be under recognized
Identifying frailty in older patients could increase their chances of surviving surgery, as well as improve their overall outcomes, according to a new study posted online in The Annals of Thoracic... (Medical News Today)

New method to detect ageing cells - and aid rejuvenation therapies - developed by researchers
Scientists have discovered a new way to look for ageing cells across a wide range of biological materials; the new method will boost understanding of cellular development and ageing as well as the... (Medical News Today)

Vitamin E may prevent pneumonia in nonsmoking elderly men
Administration of 50 mg per day of vitamin E decreased the risk of pneumonia in elderly male smokers by 72% after they quit smoking, according to a paper published in Clinical Interventions in... (Medical News Today)

Maximum human lifespan has already been reached, Einstein researchers conclude
A study published online in Nature by Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists suggests that it may not be possible to extend the human life span beyond the ages already attained by the... (Medical News Today)

Have humans reached the maximum lifespan?
Although the average lifespan of humans has steadily increased over the last century, new research shows there may be a ceiling on maximum age. (Medical News Today)

Age-specific strategies are needed when caring for older individuals with HIV
A new article highlights the differences between older and younger adults living with HIV, and offers age-specific strategies on how to provide care. (Medical News Today)

Healthy lifestyle in old age shortens end-of-life disability
Leading a healthy lifestyle not only extends one's lifespan, but it also shortens the time that is spent disabled - a finding that had previously eluded public health scientists and demonstrates... (Medical News Today)

Could coffee reduce women's risk of dementia?
Older women who consume at least 261 milligrams of caffeine daily - around two to three cups of coffee - may be at lower risk of dementia, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Epigenetic clock can calculate biological age, predict lifespan
Premature aging has perplexed healthcare workers for years. A newly designed epigenetic clock gives new clues and accurately predicts lifespan. (Medical News Today)

Elderly will take medical risks given large enough benefits, study shows
Older people are more likely to take medical risks than younger adults if they perceive the benefits to be high enough, according to new research led by Plymouth University. (Medical News Today)

Start training for retirement as early as 50, research urges
The University of Alicante presents the results of a project to establish European guidelines for preparing the population for life after full-time employment. (Medical News Today)

Regular exercise helps seniors maintain mobility and independence
Elderly patients who participated in a structured exercise program reduced the amount of time spent suffering from major disability by 25 percent compared to their peers who did not. (Medical News Today)

Falls are leading cause of injury and death in older Americans
Healthcare providers play an important role in falls prevention.Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths... (Medical News Today)

Youthful DNA in old age
The DNA of young people is regulated to express the right genes at the right time. (Medical News Today)

Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes
Gingival recession is when the gum tissue covering the root of the tooth is pushed back. Learn about its causes and forms of treatment with this article. (Medical News Today)

Diet and exercise may improve physical function and quality of life in older obese adults
A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults... (Medical News Today)

Laughter may boost physical activity, mental health for seniors
A program that combines exercise and laughter may motivate older adults to get active, improving their physical and mental health. (Medical News Today)

More than 1 in 4 US adults over 50 do not engage in regular physical activity
Inactivity puts 31 million at risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer.Despite the many benefits of moderate physical activity, 31 million Americans (28 percent) age 50 years and older are... (Medical News Today)

How our brain slows down the effects of aging
The older we get, the more difficult it becomes to put the world around us in order. Yet, our brain develops remarkable strategies to slow down the effects of aging. (Medical News Today)

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