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Elderly People's Health

Elderly People's Health

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19/08/2011 - How body fights Alzheimer’s disease
German researchers have documented for the first time how the immune system battles to thwart the progression of Alzheimer's disease. More

25/07/2011 - Survey finds high Alzheimer's awareness
A major European survey has found big public backing for early investigations into Alzheimer's disease symptoms. More

20/07/2011 - How unhealthy lifestyle triggers middle-aged risk
Being obese may be a key trigger of breast cancer in older women - because it increases levels of female sex hormones, researchers revealed today. More

29/06/2011 - How ten minutes may boost breast awareness
Education programmes for elderly women may help with the detection of breast cancer, British researchers say today. More

24/06/2011 - Multiple medications new risk for elderly
Elderly people may be unwittingly overdosing on drugs, leading to dementia and death, researchers warned today. More

23/06/2011 - Elderly urged to cut drinking
Pensioners should cut their drinking - and too many are drinking too much, according to controversial proposals published yesterday. More

23/06/2011 - How real coffee protects brain
Scientists say they are close to explaining how coffee can prevent Alzheimer's disease. More

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

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