Health and Aging News

Light exercise boosts older adults' brains

1 April 2013, 9:38 pm

Even minimal exercise of the body and mind may improve cognitive function in older adults, a new study suggests. Read More

Nurse refuses to perform CPR despite 911 plea

3 March 2013, 1:18 pm

An elderly woman being cared for at a California retirement facility died following the refusal of a nurse at the facility to perform CPR on the woman after she collapsed, authorities said. Read More

After Superstorm Sandy, seniors forced to start over

3 February 2013, 10:39 am

Displaced seniors are finding it particularly hard to adjust to life after Superstorm Sandy, which sent floodwaters surging through Breezy Point, New York. Displaced seniors are finding it particularly hard to adjust to life after Superstorm Sandy, which sent floodwaters surging through Breezy Point, New York.


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One aging brain cell can affect entire brain

25 October 2012, 6:46 pm

Brain cells may undergo aging in much the same way as skin cells do — with one aging cell affecting many of its neighbors, a new study from England says. Read More

Dementia 'night camp' gives caregivers a rest

1 October 2012, 6:38 pm

A "night camp" for dementia victims who don't sleep at night or tend to wake up agitated is meant to provide their caregivers — usually a son or daughter — with a treasured night's sleep. Read More

High 'normal' blood sugar may still harm brain

4 September 2012, 7:31 pm

People whose blood-sugar levels were on the high end of the normal range — not high enough to be categorized as having diabetes or prediabetes — were more likely to have brain shrinkage in certain areas, a new study finds. Read More

World’s oldest woman celebrates her sweet 116th birthday

27 August 2012, 6:25 pm

Besse Cooper celebrates her 116th birthday in Monroe, Ga., on Aug. 26, 2012. Her secrets? “I mind my own business. And I don’t eat junk food.”On Sunday was happy sweet 116 for Georgia woman Besse Cooper as she became only the eighth person in the world and the fourth American ever to have been verified by Guinness World Records as having reached that age.


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Old drivers and 20-somethings equally dangerous

24 August 2012, 5:35 pm

Elderly drivers are no more likely to die on the road than those in their 20s, according to a UK study that looked at fatal road accidents over a 20-year period. Read More

Report: Older Americans are getting fatter

17 August 2012, 8:36 pm

More and more Americans are enjoying longer lives, but they are also getting fatter and paying more for housing in old age, according to a new report from U.S. health officials. Read More

Will baby boomers live as long as expected?

15 August 2012, 6:29 pm

A pair of elderly couples view the ocean and waves along the beach in La Jolla, California in this March 8, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake/FilesWhat if the generation that once rocked out to The Who's "hope I die before I get old" line actually does?


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