News tagged with ageing population

Caffeine boosts power for elderly muscles

A new study to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting on June 30 has shown that caffeine boosts power in older muscles, suggesting the stimulant could aid elderly people to maintain their strength, reducing ...

Jun 28, 2012
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Gout study offers genetic insight into 'disease of kings'

Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others. A study has identified 18 new genetic variations that increase levels of uric acid in the blood, which is the main cause of the disease. ...

Dec 23, 2012
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Age a big factor in prostate cancer deaths

Contrary to common belief, men age 75 and older are diagnosed with late-stage and more aggressive prostate cancer and thus die from the disease more often than younger men, according to a University of Rochester analysis ...

Oct 19, 2011
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