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12/08/2018
New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease. If scientists replicate the study's promising results, it may be a breakthrough.
12/05/2018
Researchers studying the connection between lipids and toxic protein levels have uncovered a new potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease.
12/04/2018
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia.
12/04/2018
New research examines the use of hypnotic drugs in seniors and finds a connection between nighttime exposure to artificial outdoor light and insomnia.
11/29/2018
A new study finds that people over 70 who have exercised regularly for decades show some physiological characteristics of much younger people.
11/29/2018
As the older population of the United States grows, the prevalence of dementia also rises. A new paper discusses dementia and gun ownership.
11/28/2018
Title: Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly: Report
Category: Health News
Created: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
11/28/2018
Researchers look into which types of physical exercise are best at maintaining a person's cellular health, and thus at supporting healthy aging processes.
11/27/2018
Title: Seniors on Multiple Meds a Driving Hazard
Category: Health News
Created: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
11/27/2018
New research uncovers another potential risk factor for dementia and, more generally, for cognitive impairment, namely having a lung disease in midlife.
11/27/2018
Hyperpigmentation occurs when a person develops darker patches on the skin, such as age spots or melasma. Learn about the causes, types, and treatments for hyperpigmentation here.
11/26/2018
For the first time, scientists show how the gene that produces brain toxicity in Alzheimer's is 'recombined' using the same enzyme found in HIV.
11/26/2018
For the first time, scientists show how the gene that produces brain toxicity in Alzheimer's is 'recombined' using the same enzyme found in HIV.
11/26/2018
A new study finds connections between key markers of biological aging and signs of cognitive decline years after the completion of breast cancer treatment.
11/23/2018
Consumption of orange juice, certain vegetables, leafy greens, and berry fruits is tied to less memory loss in a large group of men followed for 26 years.
11/23/2018
According to new research, the benefits to brain health achieved by severe calorie restriction can be matched by eating a low-protein, high-carb diet.
11/22/2018
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds that this neurological disease shares some genetic risk factors with several cardiovascular conditions.
11/22/2018
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds that this neurological disease shares some genetic risk factors with several cardiovascular conditions.
11/21/2018
Building on more than a decade of scientific research, a recent paper brings us one step closer to developing a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease.
11/21/2018
New research suggests that the way we respond to minor daily stressors may affect our cognition and brain health well into old age.
11/16/2018
Simple mind-body practices altered potential cell aging and Alzheimer's biomarkers. The changes linked directly to improved cognition and other functions.
11/16/2018
Simple mind-body practices altered potential cell aging and Alzheimer's biomarkers. The changes linked directly to improved cognition and other functions.
11/15/2018
Title: Can Protein Keep You Healthier Longer?
Category: Health News
Created: 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
11/15/2018
A disrupted immune system can upset gut bacteria in ways that can lead to cell damage and tissue changes associated with aging, study finds.
11/15/2018
Loneliness is a significant and growing problem. A recent study investigates the effect of belonging to a community choir on well-being in older adults.
11/14/2018
Title: Ageism Costs Billions in Health Care Dollars
Category: Health News
Created: 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
11/14/2018
In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this.
11/13/2018

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11/11/2018
Title: In-Home Services Coming for Seniors With Private Medicare Advantage Plans
Category: Health News
Created: 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
11/08/2018
Title: Community Choirs Can Be Social Salvation for Seniors
Category: Health News
Created: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM