Skip to content

50+: Live Better, Longer

News and Features Related to Healthy Seniors

  1. Hiding Your Age? Don't Spit

    June 22, 2011 -- If you want to hide your age, don't spit. UCLA researchers' new saliva test can tell a person's age within five years -- so far, the most accurate test for age. "With just a saliva sample, we can accurately predict a person's age without knowing anything else about them," Eric Vilai

    Read Full Article
  2. FDA Prepares for Nanomedicine Revolution

    June 21, 2011 -- New technology now makes it possible to create atomic-scale drug particles, diagnostic tools, and biological medical devices -- and the FDA is struggling to regulate the fast-growing field. Noting the "critical need to learn more" about the impact of nanotechnology on medicines and

    Read Full Article
  3. Olive Oil Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

    June 15, 2011 -- Cooking with heart-healthy olive oil and using it for salad dressing may cut stroke risk, according to new research published online in Neurology. In the new study, seniors who regularly used this healthy monounsaturated fat had a 41% lower risk of stroke compared to their counterpa

    Read Full Article
  4. U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind

    June 15, 2011 -- The life expectancy in most counties in the U.S. lags substantially behind those in the nations with the best life expectancy, according to a new report. In some counties, the life expectancy is similar to that in much less developed countries, the researchers found. ''It is a wake-

    Read Full Article
  5. Scientists Find New Clues to Aging

    June 13, 2011 -- A mutant protein known to be involved in the rare premature aging condition known as progeria appears to play a role in normal aging, too, scientists report. The mechanism that triggers premature aging also seems to trigger normal cell aging. The finding is expected to offer new clu

    Read Full Article
  6. Testosterone Decline: Not Inevitable With Age?

    June 7, 2011 -- Testosterone decline is not inevitable with age, according to Australian scientists. Older men in excellent health can maintain their hormone levels, they say. ''What we found was, when you consider all the possible influences, age had no effect on testosterone levels in these very h

    Read Full Article
  7. Decade's Top 10 Public Health Achievements

    May 19, 2011 -- Controlling infectious diseases like AIDS and tuberculosis, doing a better job of fighting tobacco use, improving motor vehicle safety, and reducing heart disease and death have been named by the CDC as being among the 10 top public health achievements of the first decade of the 21st

    Read Full Article
  8. Vehicle Accident Deaths Cost States Billions

    May 11, 2011 -- Deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes cost an estimated $41 billion in the U.S. in medical and work-loss expenses in the CDC’s most recent annual estimate. The estimates are from 2005, the most recent year for which cost and crash data are available. The analysis shows that just 10

    Read Full Article
  9. 4 in 10 Over Age 85 Have Cognitive Impairment

    May 9, 2011 -- More than four in 10 women over age 85 have some type of cognitive impairment, according to a new study. The results show nearly 18% of women over 85 have dementia and 23% more have mild cognitive impairment, and the prevalence of dementia doubles after age 90 compared to women who ar

    Read Full Article
  10. Is This Normal Aging or Not?

    Those first strands of gray hair are a sign of the inevitable. We’re getting older and our bodies are changing. We may grow a little rounder around the waistline, or wake in the night, or feel a little stiffer in the morning. Yet while we adapt to new realities, we shouldn’t discount every symptom a

    Read Full Article
Displaying 191 - 200 of 783 Articles << Prev Page 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next >>

Today on WebMD

blueberries
Eating for a longer, healthier life.
woman biking
How to stay vital in your 50s and beyond.
 
womans finger tied with string
Learn how we remember, and why we forget.
man reviewing building plans
Do you know how to stay healthy as you age?
 
fast healthy snack ideas
Article
how healthy is your mouth
Tool
 
dog on couch
Tool
doctor holding syringe
Slideshow
 
champagne toast
Slideshow
Two women wearing white leotards back to back
Quiz
 
Man feeding woman
Slideshow
two senior women laughing
Article