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Retirement is good for your health

People become more active, sleep better and reduce their sitting time when they retire, according to a study led by University of Sydney. The research revealed that retirement was associated with positive lifestyle changes, said lead researcher Dr Melody Ding, Senior Research Fellow at the University’s School of Public Health. The study followed the lifestyle behaviors of […]

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Testosterone treatment effective for older men

As men age, their sexual function, vitality and strength can decline, but researchers had not yet established whether testosterone treatment is actually beneficial.

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Do widely used heartburn meds increase dementia risk?

The use of proton pump inhibitors, the popular medications used to treat gastroesophageal reflux and peptic ulcers, may be associated with an increased risk of dementia.

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Frail patients risk death, die within year after surgery

Patients who have a diagnosis of “frailty” before surgery are more likely to die in the following year, especially soon after joint replacement.

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Have scientists discovered a gene that slows aging?

Driven by the quest for eternal youth, humankind has spent centuries obsessed with the question of how it is exactly that we age.

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Does aging warp our perception of time?

Older adults may have difficulty combining the stimuli they see and hear, and it could have implications for rapid decision-making tasks such as driving.

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