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Stages of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Learn all about the different stages that osteoarthritis of the knee progresses through, including how the disease can be treated and prevented. (Medical News Today)

Real world study shows ivabradine significantly improved quality of life in elderly patients with heart failure
Older heart failure patients, prescribed Procoralan® (ivabradine), have been shown to experience a significant improvement in quality of life (QoL); a key priority in the treatment of heart... (Medical News Today)

The taste or smell of foods can affect aging, say scientists
Animals can perceive changes in many environmental factors such as temperature and the taste or smell of foods. This is achieved by specialized nerve cells called sensory neurons. (Medical News Today)

Urine tests not reliable for dehydration in older adults
Urine tests should not be used to measure dehydration among the elderly - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). (Medical News Today)

Crepitus of the Knee: Creaky Bones or Something More?
Learn all about crepitus of the knee, a cracking or popping sensation when the knee is extended. This article looks at causes and prevention of crepitus. (Medical News Today)

UCLA study identifies how brain connects memories across time
Neuroscientists boost ability of aging brain to recapture links between related memories. (Medical News Today)

Cognitive decline hastened with greater fluctuations in blood pressure
Greater blood pressure variability over 5 years may speed up cognitive decline for older adults, according to the results of a new study. (Medical News Today)

Shift workers perform worse on cognitive test
New research from Sweden shows that compared with non-shift workers, people who work shifts performed less well on a test commonly used to screen for cognitive impairment. (Medical News Today)

Lowering target level of systolic blood pressure for older adults reduces rate of cardiovascular events, death
Among adults 75 years of age or older, treating to a systolic blood pressure target of less than 120 mm Hg compared with less than 140 mm Hg resulted in significantly lower rates of fatal and... (Medical News Today)

Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study
Research into Seychelles warblers brings new insight into the effects of inbreeding on cellular aging. The findings could, one day, help keep rare species healthy. (Medical News Today)

New mechanism for wound healing identified by MDI biological laboratory scientist
Wound healing is not a one-size-fits-all process. MDI Biological Laboratory Assistant Professor, Vicki P. Losick, Ph. (Medical News Today)

Melatonin reduces blood pressure and tunes up disrupted circadian rhythms in the elderly
Increased blood pressure and reduced robustness of circadian rhythms are frequently reported in elderly subjects. (Medical News Today)

Two-minute video boosts pneumonia vaccinations
Many older adults don't get pneumococcal vaccination. A simple two-minute video about pneumococcal vaccination sent to patients before a primary care visit tripled the likelihood they would get... (Medical News Today)

Sensitivity to oxidative stress is not always linked to ageing
A study published in the US journal, Aging by the University of Surrey and University of Rochester has made an important breakthrough in understanding the impact of oxygen exposure on the aging... (Medical News Today)

Loneliness in midlife
Loneliness is a widespread condition. It can make people depressed and even physically ill. The psychologists Maike Luhmann and Louise C. (Medical News Today)

Malnutrition: A hidden epidemic in older Americans
Malnutrition can affect anyone, but a group that is especially at risk is older Americans. As many as one in two older adults are at risk for malnutrition. (Medical News Today)

New research shows sensitivity to oxidative stress is not always linked to aging
Scientists make an important breakthrough in understanding the impact of oxygen exposure on the aging process of mammal cells. (Medical News Today)

Yoga, meditation may reduce dementia risk
Older adults who engaged in a 3-month course of yoga and meditation showed memory improvements in a new study, suggesting the practices may lower dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

Getting all mixed up: The trouble with polypharmacy
As people get older, their range of medications tends to grow, which can lead to problems of interactions, especially if they are taking dietary or herbal supplements too. (Medical News Today)

Blood analyses may predict risk of delirium in older surgical patients
Markers may help identify patients who would benefit from preventive measures against delirium. (Medical News Today)

Cancer may drive health problems as people age
A new study indicates that cancer may have negative impacts on both the physical and mental health of individuals as they age. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's researchers cast a broader net to find a cure
Two doctors from Danish international pharmaceutical company Lundbeck write about the challenges researchers face in uncovering a much-needed cure for Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Warfarin use for atrial fibrillation increases dementia risk
A new study using data from more than 10,000 patients demonstrates a link between warfarin, atrial fibrillation, and an increased risk of dementia. (Medical News Today)

Older lung cancer patients experience excellent survival following surgery
Newly combined data offer longer-term perspective on an increasingly growing population. (Medical News Today)

Simple arm test accurately identifies markers of frailty in older adults facing surgery
A simple frailty test proves reliable for assessing biomarkers of physiological vulnerability and for helping surgeons gauge elderly patients' risk of postoperative complications and disability. (Medical News Today)

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