Older adults

Eating broccoli daily may prevent hardening of neck arteries in older adults

One should include cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts in their daily diet because they are good for health and may also help prevent the hardening of neck arteries.

Apr 05, 2018, 12:20 PM IST

Flu, pneumonia may increase risk of heart attack, stroke in older adults: Study

A new study has found that aged people who are diagnosed with flu or pneumonia are six times more likely to suffer from heart attack or stroke in the days after infection.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:18 PM IST

Using pedometers while walking may boost your health later

Researchers have found that people who use pedometers to count their steps as part of a 12-week walking programme, can have a healthier, more active lifestyle later.

Mar 13, 2018, 15:28 PM IST

Walking the dog may help older adults live longer, suggests study

Clocking 150 minutes of weekly physical activity of any level, even if accumulated in short bouts, might be critical.

Feb 21, 2018, 11:26 AM IST

Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance

These findings suggest that better back pain management may help older adults remain active and free of mobility limitation, the researchers noted.

Feb 07, 2018, 18:27 PM IST

Alzheimer's, dementia can be tracked early with this tool

Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions in the elderly.

Dec 04, 2017, 16:43 PM IST

Acid reflux drugs safe, not linked to dementia

Drugs like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid -- called proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are among the most prescribed drugs to treat a wide range of disorders, including gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Nov 22, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

Older adults with high thyroid hormone levels at heart disease risk

Elders who have high thyroid hormone levels face a greater risk of developing heart disease.

Nov 01, 2017, 14:18 PM IST

Older adults should consume an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and boosts memory

According to to the new study, 40 healthy adults aged 50 and over, who ate one fresh avocado a day for six months, experienced a 25% increase in lutein levels in their eyes and improved cognitive function.

Aug 25, 2017, 22:26 PM IST

Lack of sleep may increase risk of dementia in older adults!

A new research has claimed that older adults who don't get a good night's sleep are at higher risk of developing dementia.

Aug 24, 2017, 19:32 PM IST

Mediterranean diet cuts risk of memory difficulties in older adults

The results suggested that older people who ate a Mediterranean-style diet had 35 percent lower risk of scoring poorly on cognitive tests.

Jul 26, 2017, 16:44 PM IST

'Praying' gives older adults a boost to live longer

The study focuses on three measures of well-being -- optimism, self-esteem and contentment with life -- and shows that for all of them, there is a relationship between attachment to God and prayer.

Jun 21, 2017, 16:25 PM IST

Recreational activity may increase risk of facial fractures, other injuries in elderly

The study showed that bicycling was the most common source of injury and was responsible for 26.6 per cent of the injuries.

Jun 16, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

Owning a dog may keep oldies active, says research

Health professionals could encourage dog ownership or shared care of a dog to motivate older adults to be more physically active.

Jun 09, 2017, 18:02 PM IST

Older adults suffering from cirrhosis are at higher risk of stroke!

Cirrhosis is a condition of chronic liver damage from a variety of causes leading to scarring and liver failure.

Jun 06, 2017, 21:34 PM IST

Chronic pain may increase dementia risk in elderly

The study, led by researchers from the University of California San Francisco, showed that people who suffer from chronic pain tend to have diminished attention capacity and impaired memory. 

Jun 06, 2017, 16:30 PM IST

This is why elderly should increase their yogurt intake!

Osteoporosis is a chronic condition associated with a reduction in bone strength and an increased risk of bone fracture.

May 11, 2017, 20:08 PM IST

Scientists develop drug to boost fitness in diabetics, older adults

The rewards of aerobic exercise have long been out of reach for the elderly, obese or otherwise mobility-limited.

May 03, 2017, 13:37 PM IST

Exercise as you age to delay disabilities in golden years

A new study suggests that regular exercise can may help older adults prevent or delay disabilities that interfere with independent living.

Feb 09, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Alzheimer's disease: Meditation, music may help reverse early memory loss in older adults

For the study, researchers analysed 60 older adults who were assigned to either a beginner meditation (Kirtan Kriya) or music listening programme and asked to practice 12 minutes/day for 12 weeks.

Jan 23, 2017, 12:47 PM IST