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17/05/2011 - How t'ai chi aids elderly
The popular Chinese martial art t'ai chi may boost the wellbeing of elderly people - but is not a cure-all, researchers reported today. More

09/05/2011 - When bad cholesterol is good
Scientists have called for a fresh look at the role of cholesterol - and whether it might help prevent muscle wasting in old age. More

05/05/2011 - Take heart treatment after 55 - professor
Everybody could take cholesterol and blood pressure pills after the age of 55, according to a controversial proposal from a British professor. More

03/05/2011 - Thyroid drug link to elderly fractures
Elderly people who take drugs to control thyroid problems should have their doses modified to minimise the risk of fractures, it has been claimed. More

14/04/2011 - Measures that may prevent Alzheimer's
People at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease may benefit from aggressive treatment of diseases of the circulation, researchers said last night. More

13/04/2011 - How apple a day boosts women
Apples are a natural alternative to drugs for women who want to keep their heart and circulation healthy in later life, researchers claimed yesterday. More

07/04/2011 - Shopping's health benefits?
Regular shoppers may enjoy the benefit of prolonging their lives, researchers suggested today. More

06/04/2011 - Hormone therapy risks may fade over long-term
Stroke risk from oestrogen therapy seems to disappear over the long-term, researchers said last night. More

04/04/2011 - Alzheimer's "jigsaw" uncovered
British scientists have uncovered five new genes for Alzheimer's disease - providing vital clues about the development of the illness, it was announced last night. More

01/03/2011 - Alzheimer's female descent clue
People who inherit Alzheimer's disease may be more likely to get it from their mothers than their fathers, researchers say today. More

07/02/2011 - New search for choc benefits
Regular doses of cocoa and vitamin C may help elderly people maintain their strength, researchers are hoping. More

26/01/2011 - Stroke risk from traffic noise
Elderly people who live near noisy roads may face an increased risk of stroke, researchers warn today. More

24/01/2011 - Men who benefit from vitamin
Vitamin E has been largely discredited as a "miracle" vitamin - but a major new study suggests some groups of men may benefit from taking it. More

12/01/2011 - Hope from shingles vaccine
A new vaccine against shingles halves the risk of elderly people developing the painful condition, according to a major study published last night. More

05/01/2011 - Walking speed may boost life expectancy
People who keep up a brisk pace of walking late in life tend to live longer than those who walk more slowly, researchers reported last night. More

24/11/2010 - Fatigue levels drop after retirement
Retirement reduces mental and physical fatigue and depression, according to the findings of a major European study published today. More

22/09/2010 - Global costs of dementia
Governments across the world are “woefully unprepared” to cope with the £388 billion global cost of looking after people with dementia, according to a major report published yesterday. More

10/09/2010 - Leg-balancing shows elderly health
People who can perform physical acts such as rising from a chair and balancing on one leg are more likely to live longer than those who cannot, British researchers reveal today. More

02/09/2010 - Mental fitness has mixed benefits
Mental exercises have been touted as a way of preventing dementia - but new findings suggest their benefits may be mixed. More

26/08/2010 - Bitter supplement may combat sweet tooth
The chemical that gives grapefruit its bitter taste might provide a powerful treatment for diabetes and high cholesterol, researchers revealed today. More

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