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Elderly People's Health

Elderly People's Health

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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

24/08/2010 - Coffee boost for arteries
Elderly people who drink moderate amounts of rich dark coffee can improve the health of their arteries, researchers have reported. More

21/07/2010 - Aids hits baby-boomers
Aids is spreading rapidly among Britain's over-50s, a government watchdog warned today. More

16/07/2010 - Late diet may extend age
British scientists say they have taken some key steps to explaining why a period of dieting can extend life-span. More

12/07/2010 - Heatwave warning
Death rates among elderly people in Britain have begun to climb amid an extended spell of warm mid-summer weather, officials have warned. More

25/06/2010 - Dangerous myth of creativity
The idea that great artists are stimulated by drugs and alcohol is a "dangerous myth," a psychiatrist said yesterday. More

14/05/2010 - 70 somethings miss screening
Most British women over the age of 70 would like to continue attending regular breast-screening - but do not realise they are able to do so, researchers warned yesterday. More

12/05/2010 - Doubts over vit D therapy
Vitamin D has been touted as a treatment for fragile bones - but a new analysis warns it may increase the rate of injuries among the elderly. More

26/04/2010 - Health MOT plan could be cheaper
Health services could run effective screening programmes for heart disease by testing only high risk individuals, it was claimed today. More

01/04/2010 - Price of package holiday era
Cheap package holidays have created a generation of British pensioners facing a massively increased risk of developing deadly skin cancer, experts warned today. More

12/02/2010 - Plan for long hot summers - Lancet
Public health advice may need a rethink if long hot summers return to Britain through global warming, an expert says today. More

08/02/2010 - Ageing genes found
Some people age faster than others because of their genes, British researchers reported last night. More

01/02/2010 - Shingles vaccine hope
Pensioners in England may be offered vaccination against shingles, ministers have announced. More

28/01/2010 - Old may benefit from weight
Some extra weight may be helpful for elderly people, researchers said today. More

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