News tagged with older people

Genes may thwart seniors' exercise gains

Keeping strong and physically fit is crucial to maintaining independence among the elderly. Exercise has repeatedly been shown to reduce or slow age-related declines in physical function and is a widely recommended for seniors, ...

Mar 14, 2014
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Loneliness is a major health risk for older adults

Feeling extreme loneliness can increase an older person's chances of premature death by 14 percent, according to research by John Cacioppo, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

Feb 16, 2014
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Fifth of South East Brits wash infrequently

Almost a fifth of Britons living in the South East are likely to wash just four times or less per week, according to new research by academics at the Universities of Manchester, Edinburgh, Lancaster and Southampton.

Jan 27, 2014
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