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Smoking and Diabetes Linked to Calcium Buildup in Brain

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and diabetes could increase the risk of abnormal calcium buildup in the brain, a new Dutch study suggests. The study included nearly 2,000 people, average age 78, who visited a memory clinic…

How Much Exercise Helps the Aging Brain?

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's well-known that exercise benefits the brain as well as the heart and muscles, but new research pinpoints just how much -- and what types -- of exercise may promote thinking skills as you age.…

'What's That Word?' Fitness Helps Seniors Find It

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can't recall that word that's on the tip of your tongue? Exercise might help. Physical activity is tied to a host of benefits. Now, a small study finds that healthy older people who exercise regularly…

After Age 50, Yearly Eye Checks May Catch Common Cause of Vision Loss

SATURDAY, April 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the U.S. population ages, vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration is likely to increase, an ophthalmologist says. Adults over 50 should get an annual test for the condition, said…

New Hope Against Disease That Prematurely Ages Children

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In April 2011, at the age of just 10 months, Ohio native Carly Kudzia was diagnosed with the rare and fatal premature aging disease known as progeria. "There was an average life span quoted to me…

Aging Can Be Tough to Swallow

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's thought that one-quarter of U.S. adults will develop a swallowing problem at some point. But researchers hope insight from a new study may help lead to improved treatment. Their study looked…

Want to Live Longer? Eating a Little Less Might Do the Trick

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Putting just a bit less on your dinner plate each day might be key to a longer life, preliminary research suggests. People who reduced their caloric intake by just 15 percent over two years experienced…

A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A hip replacement may help seniors live longer -- for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests. "Our study suggests that hip replacement can add years to life as well as adding…

What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer's

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease continues to rise, the role of caregivers has become increasingly important, a dementia expert notes. "A good caretaker who understands the…

Exercise an Antidote for Aging

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to counter the physical costs of getting old, regular exercise might be your best option, researchers report. The findings "debunk the assumption that aging automatically makes us more…

Global Gains in Life Expectancy Slow to a Creep

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People's chances of living longer have been increasing dramatically for decades. But, that seems to have slowed recently, a new worldwide study has found. The sharpest decline has come in countries…

Make a Bucket List -- Then Share It With Your Doc

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Do you have things you want to do before your time's up? If so, consider sharing that so-called "bucket list" with your doctors. Those discussions could help your doctors provide health care that…