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Hearing loss affects personality among elderly

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:39

Hearing loss among old people leaves a deep impact in their personality as well, research finds.

Age-related decline in sleep quality could be reversed

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:37

Researchers have suggested that age-related sleep decline can be prevented and might even be reversible.

How knowing true age of your heart could help curb heart disease risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 16:04

Thanks to the identification of the common risk factors involved and national public health initiatives, heart disease deaths have almost halved over the past 40-50 years, especially in high income countries.

Diabetes, high BP in middle age up dementia risks

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 18:58

Diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure in in middle age can significantly increase the risk of brain damage which could lead to problems like dememtia and memory loss later in life.

Contagious yawning may decrease with age

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 19:18

Contagious yawning may not be linked to empathy and tiredness and could decrease as one ages, a new study has found.

Genes may thwart elderly`s exercise gains

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 19:16

Scientists have found that a particular gene in some elderly people may prevent them from fully reaping the health benefits of exercise.

Traditional medicine should be explored: Pranab Mukherjee

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 21:11

President Pranab Mukherjee today said traditional medical healing techniques should be explored in order to find cure for new-age diseases.

Gene mutation behind type 2 diabetes identified

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 10:26

Researchers have identified mutations in a gene that can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even in people who have risk factors such as obesity and old age.

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