How cocoa reverses age-related memory decline

In a new study, scientists have discovered how dietary cocoa flavanols, the naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa, reverse age-related memory decline in healthy older people.

Men likelier to feel lonely in old age than women

A new study has found that men are more likely to face loneliness in old age than women.

Charlize Theron loves getting older
Charlize Theron loves getting older


Los Angeles: Oscar-winner Charlize Theron says she does not miss her "fat, plump face" of her 20s and loves getting older.

The 39-year-old beauty, however, says she has her moments when she does not like looking in a mirror but has come to love her appearance now.

Daughters take care as you age

If you are blessed with a daughter, take heart because in your golden years, they are the ones - and not sons - who are going to care for you.

Depression increases dementia risk

The secret of preventing memory loss in old age may lie in treating depression and causes of stress early as researchers have confirmed that depression indeed increases the risk of dementia.

Statins lower physical activity in older men: Study

Muscle pain, fatigue, and weakness are common side effects in patients prescribed statins, according to a new study.

High blood pressure in middle age could affect memory in old age

A new research has found that high blood pressure in middle age plays a critical role in whether blood pressure in old age may affect memory and thinking.

In your 60s? Connect on social media to stay fit

Social media is not all that bad, especially if you are in your 60s as you can connect with your family and friends for positive interactions and stay healthy.

Gene mutation behind type 2 diabetes identified

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.

Vitamin D deficiency linked to heart disease, inflammation risk in elderly

A new study has found that older individuals who are vitamin D deficient also tend to have compromised immune function.

Frailty in old age linked to stress hormone

A new study has revealed that lowering morning and higher evening cortisol levels contribute to frailty in older individuals.

Soon, wonder pill to keep you slim, avoid diabetes and ward off old age

A team of researchers is working on a pill that could help people lose weight, avoid diabetes and even hold off the effects of old age.

Role of age in happiness revealed

Researchers are exploring the role of age on the happiness that people receive from both the ordinary and the extraordinary experiences in our lives.

`Brief mental training sessions` could lessen cognitive decline in old age

new study has found that an elderly person can improve their reasoning ability and the speed at which their brain processes things by taking brief mental training sessions.

Benefits of mental training can last up to 10 years in oldies

A new study by a multi-institutional team of researchers has revealed that exercises meant to boost mental sharpness can benefit older adults as many as 10 years after they received the cognitive training.

Golden rules for staying fit and healthy in old age revealed

Experts have jotted down five golden rules for a healthy lifestyle which according to them are a key to staying healthy and fit during old age.

Better diet tied to higher quality of life in old age

Older adults who follow dietary guidelines tend to have a better quality of life and less trouble getting around and taking care of themselves, according to a new study.

Older adults who use internet likelier to partake in cancer-preventive behaviours

A new study has revealed that older men and women who are consistent internet users are twice as likely to participate in screening for colorectal cancer compared with those who do not use the internet.

Around 100 mentally challenged, elderly people dumped on Delhi streets

The ashram, on an acre of land in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj, was run by some Good Samaritans who got together under NGO The Earth Saviour’s Foundation to uphold their right to live.

Strength training helps boost muscle power in elderly

A new study has found that after doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass.