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Elderly People's Health

Elderly People's Health

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01/05/2015 - Centenarians do not smoke
A classic joke refers to a smoking and drinking centenarian - but a new study in Sweden has found that most long-living people do not use tobacco. More

30/04/2015 - People will live longer than official predictions
People will live longer than the current official estimates predict and regional inequalities will continue to rise steadily, researchers claim today. More

30/04/2015 - Challenging work can prevent brain ageing
The type of work you do in your career may have a greater impact on your brain health in old age than your level of education, a new study reveals. More

10/04/2015 - Arts and crafts help prevent memory problems
People who participate in arts and crafts and who socialise in middle and old age are helping their brains to slow down memory problems that often lead to dementia. More

07/04/2015 - Elderly face growing melanoma risk
Cases of melanoma among the elderly have increased nearly ten-fold in 40 years as the impact of Mediterranean package holidays is felt, it has been revealed. More

02/04/2015 - Elderly suffer from late cancer diagnosis
The over-60s are most likely to have cancer diagnosed through an emergency admission to hospital, according to figures published today. More

12/03/2015 - Cleaning and cooling harms care home resident lungs
Residents of nursing homes may be suffering lung damage from poor air quality linked to factors such as cleaning products and cooling systems, according to a major European study today. More

15/01/2015 - Happiness link to female bone health
Happy women have stronger bones than others when they reach old age, according to Finnish researchers. More

15/01/2015 - Ageing gene study for Roslin
Scottish researchers have announced plans to track down the genetic contribution to "successful" ageing. More

06/01/2015 - ‘Age optimally’ by exercising
Staying active enables people to age optimally and “buy extra years of function”, a study published today shows. More

19/12/2014 - Psychiatric drugs over-used?
Powerful psychiatric drugs are mainly being used for common mental illnesses – often for elderly patients, researchers say today. More

09/12/2014 - Discovery may aid battle against age effects
British researchers say they have made a key step in the battle against the ageing of the human body. More

26/11/2014 - Socialising boosts health 'literacy'
Older adults can maintain a good understanding of health if they regularly use the internet and take part in social events, researchers say today. More

20/11/2014 - Complex jobs boost old age brain
People who have to use "complex" thinking in their work may benefit from improved mental clarity in old age, according to Scottish researchers. More

12/11/2014 - Drug to boost vaccines for elderly
Elderly patients could be offered an immune-boosting drug to make vaccines more effective, British researchers say. More

06/11/2014 - Purpose and meaning key to long life?
A sense of meaning and purpose entering old age plays a key role in lengthening lifespan, researchers say today. More

02/10/2014 - Alarm at young adult diabetes care
Young adults with diabetes are getting much worse care than older people with the condition, according to the findings of a major study published today. More

10/09/2014 - Alzheimer's risk from tranquillisers
Taking the anxiety drugs benzodiazepine may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers warned today. More

10/09/2014 - How grief brings infection risk for elderly
Bereavement affects a person's immune system, and the impact varies with age, according to a new study. More

04/09/2014 - How sitting may shorten life
Too much sitting down may shorten life through direct impact on DNA, researchers claim today. More

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