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How Puzzles, Games Might Help Your Aging Brain

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down -- but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the "use it or lose it"…

Only Endurance Exercise May Slow Aging

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Running, swimming, cycling and other types of endurance exercise can slow cellular aging, but strength training may not, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at how different types of exercise…

Frail Heart Patients at High Risk for Bleeding

THURSDAY, Nov. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older heart attack patients who are frail are at increased risk for bleeding when being treated, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 129,000 heart attack patients older than…

Give Thanks for These Foods That Help Preserve Aging Memory

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When your mom told you to eat your veggies and drink your orange juice, she was on to something: They may help preserve your brain health, new research suggests. A 20-year study of men who were…

Can Protein Keep You Healthier Longer?

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers seeking the elusive fountain of youth are shining the spotlight on protein. Eating more protein may reduce seniors' risk of disability and help them remain independent longer, a new…

Ageism Costs Billions in Health Care Dollars

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Prejudice directed at older people results in $63 billion in excess health costs each year in the United States, a new study claims. Ageism, which is the marginalization of the elderly in society,…

Aging Face, Uneven Features?

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think your face is a bit lopsided, just wait until you get older. New research shows that differences between the two sides of your face increase with age. For the study, scientists used…

Omega-3s in Seafood May Keep You Healthier, Longer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tuna, salmon, mackerel, cod: Whatever your preference, eating more seafood may help you stay healthy as you age, new research suggests. In a study spanning 22 years, researchers found that higher…

Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging Brain

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- 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. That's what researchers concluded after studying…

A-Fib Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, may speed up mental decline in older adults, new research suggests. If you have atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, your heart beats irregularly.…

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…