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Gut Bacteria Affect Brain Health, Mouse Study Shows

Gut bacteria can influence brain health, according to a study of mice genetically predisposed to develop Alzheimer’s-like brain damage. The study indicates that gut bacteria produce compounds …

New Studies Suggest Social Isolation Is a Risk Factor for Dementia in Older Adults, Point to Ways to Reduce Risk

In two studies using nationally representative data gathered on thousands of Americans, researchers have significantly added to evidence that social isolation is a substantial risk factor for …

Fall Rate Nearly 50% Among Older Americans With Dementia

A new study has shed light on the many and varied fall-risk factors facing older adults in community-living environments. The research examined a comprehensive set of potential fall-risk factors — …

Some Hospitalized Patients’ Infections May Develop from Their Own Bacteria

The opportunistic bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii rarely sickens healthy people but causes serious infections in hospitalized patients. A study in mice suggests that Acinetobacter can hide …

Obesity Linked to Macular Degeneration

Researchers find that being overweight can make the cells of people’s immune system destructive to their eyes as they …

Blood-Based Markers May Reveal Alzheimer Disease Ten Years Before Symptoms Show

Alzheimer disease begins decades before any symptoms, such as memory loss, start to show. Consequently, early diagnosis increases the chances of slowing the disease down with drugs. A new study on an …

New Study Links Hearing Loss With Dementia in Older Adults

A new study has found that older adults with greater severity of hearing loss were more likely to have dementia, but the likelihood of dementia was lower among hearing aid users compared to …

The Nose Knows: Study Suggests It May Be Wise to Screen for Smell Loss to Predict Frailty and Unhealthy Aging

In a study using data from nearly 1,200 older adults, researchers have added to a growing body of evidence that loss of the sense of smell is a predictive marker for an increased risk of frailty as …

Fruit Flies Help Researchers Decode Genetic Link to Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers have used fruit flies to decipher an unexplained connection between Alzheimer’s disease and a genetic variation, revealing that it causes neurons to …

Inflammatory Trigger a New Clue in Alzheimer’s

Researchers have identified a new trigger of brain inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy, two neurodegenerative …

New Study Challenges Previous Ideas Regarding Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study challenges existing ideas of how buildup of a protein called amyloid beta (A?) in the brain is related to Alzheimer’s …

Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers Study Gene Associated With the Brain’s Immune Cells

Researchers are studying how the reduction of a gene variant found in the brain’s immune cells could diminish the risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s …

Researchers Shed Light on How Exercise Preserves Physical Fitness During Aging

Researchers investigated the role of one cellular mechanism in improving physical fitness by exercise training and identified one anti-aging intervention that delayed the declines that occur with …

New Technologies Revealing Cross-Cutting Breakdowns in Alzheimer’s Disease

‘Single-cell profiling’ is helping neuroscientists see how disease affects major brain cell types and identify common, potentially targetable …

Good Hydration Linked to Healthy Aging

Adults who stay well-hydrated appear to be healthier, develop fewer chronic conditions, such as heart and lung disease, and live longer than those who may not get sufficient fluids, according to a …

‘Solar Powered’ Cells: Light-Activated Proton Pumps Generate Cellular Energy, Extend Life

New research takes a page from the field of renewable energy and shows that genetically engineered mitochondria can convert light energy into chemical energy that cells can use, ultimately extending …

Unveiling the Mysteries of Senescent Cells and Their Effect on Aging and Human Health

Researchers are bridging mouse and human data to reveal the biology of senescent cells. Senescent cells stop dividing in response to stressors and seemingly have a role to play in human health and …

Enzyme That Protects Against Viruses Could Fuel Cancer Evolution

An enzyme that defends human cells against viruses can help drive cancer evolution towards greater malignancy by causing myriad mutations in cancer cells, according to a new study. The finding …

New Biomarker Test Can Detect Alzheimer’s Neurodegeneration in Blood

The biomarker, called ‘brain-derived tau,’ or BD-tau, outperforms current blood diagnostic tests used to detect Alzheimer’s-related neurodegeneration clinically. It is specific to …

People Sleep the Least from Early 30s to Early 50s

People sleep less in mid-adulthood than they do in early and late adulthood, finds a new …

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Source link As people age, their health and well-being should remain in the forefront of their minds. Healthy aging is a very important pillar in maintaining healthy living as we age. A recent report from ScienceDaily highlights exciting news regarding healthy aging.

The report begins by noting that studies have found that age-related degenerative diseases can be slowed or reversed through lifestyle and behavioral changes. Scientists have discovered a number of key lifestyle changes that can promote better chances of healthy aging. These include regular exercise, a balanced diet, avoiding bad habits such as smoking and drinking, and engaging in social activities.

The report goes on to explain how certain supplements, such as vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics, and antioxidants, can also be beneficial to healthy aging. Additionally, researchers suggest that seniors should keep their minds active by participating in cognitive activities such as reading, writing, and solving puzzles.

ScienceDaily also reports on encouraging findings related to healthy aging. These include advancements in the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology which could improve the quality of life in older age populations. Additionally, scientists have developed new drugs that boost the body’s immune system and improve physical and mental functioning.

Overall, this report underlines the importance of engaging in healthy activities throughout our lives in order to maintain healthy aging. The findings presented in this article are sure to provide seniors and their families with the information they need to gain a better understanding of the steps they can take to promote healthy aging.

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