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Tennis Skills Decline Equally in Male, Female Pros

SATURDAY, Sept. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With the U.S. Open championship set to conclude Sunday in New York City, a new study shows that male and female professional tennis players have the same rate of age-related declines in physical…

Why Seniors Can Struggle With Swallowing

FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have developed swallowing problems as you age, a new study may explain why. A loss of muscle mass and function in the throat helps explain why 15 percent of seniors have difficulty swallowing…

Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Help Preserve Brain Health

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Strict blood pressure control not only benefits your heart, it might also help save your brain, preliminary research suggests. Older adults whose systolic blood pressure (the top number in a…

Scientists Rid Mice of Wrinkles, Hair Loss

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's only worked in mice so far, but scientists report a finding that might pave a path to erase the signs of aging in humans. In the new study, the researchers focused on the function of mitochondria,…

Seniors, Feeling Young Is a State of Mind

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For seniors who feel years younger than they really are, a new study suggests it might not be their imagination. "We found that people who feel younger have the structural characteristics of a…

Scientists Target Cellular 'Fountain of Youth' to Extend Mouse Life Span

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Interested in turning back the hands of time and living a longer, healthier life? Scientists say their work with aged mice might have gotten a small step closer to that goal. The study focused on…

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…