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15 minutes of exercise may lower death risk in elderly: Study

It was observed that, during the study, as people exercised more, their potential death risk dropped considerably.

Do you know what is the science behind touching feet? Watch now

Do you know what is the science behind touching feet? Watch now

Indians have a rich culture and tradition to boast about. We have often seen young kids touching the feet of elderly. It is feeling of respect and gratitude that we express while touching their feet. But do you know that actually there is a science behind it?

Regular sex can help the elderly fight off dementia

The participants were also given a sequence of numbers with one missing and handed the task of completing the pattern.

Depression ups stroke and heart disease risk in elderly

During all study visits, fewer than 10 percent of the participants were taking medications for depression.

Poor sleep in old age linked to hardened brain arteries

These findings were independent of other cardiovascular risk factors, such as body mass, smoking history, diabetes, and hypertension, or other medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, pain, depression or heart failure.

'Stress precursor to pre-Alzheimer's condition in elderly'

Many Alzheimer's patients first experience mild cognitive impairment - a pre-dementia condition that significantly increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's in the following months or years.

Loneliness is deadly for elderly

For older adults, perceived social isolation is a major health risk that can increase the chances of premature death by 14 percent.

Walking faster, longer good for elderly

The study found that those who were more active had significantly lower risk of future heart attacks and stroke.

Prez stresses on affordable, accessible healthcare for elderly

Citing increase in life expectancy, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday emphasised on providing affordable and accessible medical care for the elderly.

Bicycle injuries more dangerous for elderly riders

The incidence of bicycle accidents has increased significantly in the US in recent years, with many serious injuries occurring among riders older than 45.

Glaring facts on Elder Abuse in India

Glaring facts on Elder Abuse in India

Elder abuse is not a new phenomenon in India and a study conducted by HelpAge India has now established some facts.

How physical activity helps the elderly stay sharp

Older adults who regularly engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity perform better in mental tasks as they are more flexible in terms of brain functions, a new study says.

Flu vaccinations also protect the elderly

Contrary to claims that the youth benefit more from flu vaccines, a 10-year study has found that annual influenza vaccinations can also reduce the hospitalisation rate and delay mortality among the elderly.

Elderly people tend to overestimate their mobility

Many elderly people who visit emergency departments require more assistance with walking and other physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on.

15 minutes a day of physical activity good for the elderly

Any physical activity - from a little morning walk to picking your grandchildren from the bus stop - during the week will help people above the age of 60 to live longer.

Facebook helps elderly rekindle old flames

Facebook helps elderly rekindle old flames

In your 50s and miss your old flame? You could probably try your luck on Facebook as a survey suggests many senior British people are already searching for girlfriends of their younger days on the social networking site.

Facebook helps elderly rekindle old flames

 In your 50s and miss your old flame? You could probably try your luck on Facebook as a survey suggests many senior British people are already searching for girlfriends of their younger days on the social networking site.

Ultrasound speeds up healing among diabetics, elderly

Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores particularly among diabetics and the elderly can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, a study says.

Over 65% elderly face neglect in old age: Study

Over two-thirds of elderly people in India say they are neglected by their family members while one third of the elderly claimed to have suffered physical or verbal abuse, with those in urban areas bearing the brunt more than in the rural areas, according to a new study.

Osteoporosis linked to heart disease in elderly

 Scientists have found a link between heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes in the elderly.