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Study Spanning 40 Years Finds Odd Link Between Being a Slow Walker And Ageing Faster

Being a slow walker doesn't just signify you enjoy a leisurely stroll. According to new research, walking with a slow gait could be a symptom of significant deficits in physical and cognitive health.

Could some elderly skip statins based on negative risk markers?

Older individuals with certain negative risk markers have a very low risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, raising the possibility that some could forgo preventive treatment even if it’s indicated by current standards of risk assessment.

Young Blood to Reverse Aging? It's Quackery Now But Has Potential

There are two kinds of quackery in medicine. There’s the kind that’s been tested over and over and never works, usually based on some outlandish hypothesis involving energy fields. Then there are practices that work in animals, or cells, or are predicted by a widely accepted theory, and might eventually be made to work in people.

Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults — And Tailoring A Solution

For years, Dr. Linda Fried offered older patients who complained of being lonely what seemed to be sensible guidance. “Go out and find something that matters to you,” she would say.

Reexamining Recommendations for Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia in Older Adults

The 2018 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) guideline on the management of blood cholesterol recommends that “In adults 75 years of age or older with an LDL-C level of 70 to 189 mg/dL

Long Life in Pictures: Tips on Sleep, Diet, and More

As you age, the ends of your chromosomes -- called telomeres -- become shorter. This makes you more likely to get sick. But lifestyle changes can boost an enzyme that increases their length.

Think Genes Dictate Your Life Span? Think Again

Your life partner has a much greater influence on your longevity than the genes you inherited from your family, according to a new analysis of the family trees of more than 400 million people.

Half of Older Women Suffer Incontinence, Many Don't Tell their Doc

Nearly half of older American women have urinary incontinence, but many have not talked to a doctor about it, a new national poll shows.

Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging Brain

There's a bit of good news and a bit of bad news for aging adults when it comes to mental work. Let's start with the bad.

Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging Brain

You won't jump for joy when you're told you need hearing aids or cataract surgery. But get this: Both appear to slow mental decline in older adults.

6 Weight Loss Tips for Men With Low Testosterone

Being overweight or obese puts men at risk for low testosterone — a condition that can sap energy and sex drive, trigger depression, and increase body fat. Losing weight, however, may help some men boost testosterone and make them feel better.

Do This Kind of Exercise If You Want to Live Longer, Study Says

Experts like to say the best form of exercise is whatever kind you’ll actually do. But a new study finds that people who do team sports may be at an advantage over solitary exercisers.

U.S. deaths from self-injury surpass those from diabetes

More people in the U.S. are dying from self-inflicted harm, including suicide and drug overdose, than from diabetes, a new study suggests.

Here's How Restricting Calories Might Offer Protection Against Age-Related Diseases

Instead of survival of the fittest, evolution might actually be about survival of the laziest. That's according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal The Royal Society.

These quality diets may promote healthy aging in women

Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium, and processed meats could help promote healthy cellular aging in women, according to a new study.

These five healthy habits could extend your life by a dozen years or more, study says

You know that getting exercise, eating vegetables and quitting smoking are good for you. A new study shows just how good they are, in terms of the number of years they can add to your life.

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily.

How Much Drinking Is Healthy -- or Not?

People who have a few drinks a week tend to live a bit longer than teetotalers do -- but even moderate drinking may raise the risk of certain cancers, a large, new study finds.