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    1. Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Recessions can have long-lasting effects, and they may not be just financial. A new study has found that people affected by an economic downturn in middle age may be at risk for mental decline later in life. Researchers

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    2. Cells Show Signs of Faster Aging After Depression

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The cells of people who have had depression may age more quickly, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers compared cell structures called telomeres in more than 2,400 people with and without depression. Like the plastic tips a

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    3. Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians give screening tests to older adults who show signs of mental decline, and some experts have theorized that all seniors might benefit from routine memory testing. But proposed guidelines from a U.S. government-appointe

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    4. Mediterranean Diet May Help Women Live Longer, Healthier Lives

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women who follow a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet may live a healthier, longer life, a new study suggests. "Women with healthier dietary patterns at midlife were 40 percent more likely to survive to age 70 or over

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    5. Balance Training Seems to Prevent Falls by Elderly

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise programs meant to prevent falls in seniors may also help prevent injuries caused by falls, according to a new review. Fall-related injuries are common among seniors and a major cause of long-term pain and disability. T

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    6. Aging Brain, More Trouble With Financial Decisions?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Years of research have produced conflicting findings on aging's effects on brainpower. Now, a new study says that people aged 65 to 90 are significantly less likely than their younger counterparts to make what researchers defin

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    7. Little Benefit Seen in Repeat Bone-Density Testing

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- For many seniors, it may not be worthwhile to undergo frequent imaging tests to see if they're at risk for broken bones, a new study suggests. Repeating a bone-mineral-density test four years after the initial one did not pr

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    8. 2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Mobility is a key indicator of healthy aging, and doctors should screen older patients for signs of physical decline, say the authors of a new review. For the study, published Sept. 18 in the Journal of the American Medical As

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    9. Older Age May Mean Fewer Hangovers

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some good news for anyone who's ever woken up fuzzy-headed and bleary-eyed after a night of heavy boozing: New research suggests that hangovers fade with age. A large study of Danish people finds that hangover symptoms a

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    10. Video Game May Erase Effects of Aging on the Brain

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A specially designed video game may help sharpen mental skills that fade with age, a new study shows. The study, which is published in the Sept. 5 issue of the journal Nature, tested a video game that was created by brain sc

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