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Calcium supplementation does not increase coronary heart disease in elderly women

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 16:47

A study has found that calcium supplementation, with or without vitamin D, does not increase coronary heart disease or cause mortality risk in elderly women.

Vitamin D insufficiency linked to increased fracture risk in elderly women

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 16:07

A new study has shown that long-term low levels of vitamin D intake are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women.

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.

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.

Self-esteem boost prevents health problems in elderly

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 14:01

Researchers have shown that boosting self-esteem can help buffer potential health threats typically associated with the transition into older adulthood.

High protein diet may help prevent functional decline in elderly

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 13:44

Researchers have suggested that a diet high in protein, particularly animal protein, may help elderly individuals maintain a higher level of physical, psychological, and social function.

Loneliness ups older adult`s chances of premature death by 14%

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:31

A new study has revealed that feeling extreme loneliness can increase an older person`s chances of premature death by 14 percent.

Testosterone drug rush among elderly `dangerous`

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 22:25

An increasing number of elderly men are opting for testosterone therapy - often without prescription - purportedly to enhance their sex drive.

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