Gerontology & Geriatrics

Why age is no barrier to keeping fit and healthy

It's often said that a major sign you're getting older is when you struggle to recover from exercise as quickly as you did back in your younger days.

Health

Gens X and Y show worrisome trend of declining health

(HealthDay)—Gen X and Gen Y are showing poorer physical health and higher levels of unhealthy behaviors compared with older generations, according to a study published online March 18 in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Oncology & Cancer

Meds for enlarged prostate tied to heart failure risk

(HealthDay)—Medications used for enlarged prostate are associated with a small, but significant, increase in developing heart failure, according to a study published online Feb. 22 in The Journal of Urology.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Predicting the likelihood of bone fractures in older men

Fractures in the vertebrae of the spine and calcification in a blood vessel called the abdominal aorta can both be visualized through the same spinal imaging test. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

How age affects male fertility

In 2012, proud dad Ramjit Raghav made global headlines when he became a father at the age of 96. He had beaten the record for the world's oldest dad—a record he'd set himself, two years earlier, at the age of 94.

Neuroscience

Prostate drug associated with lower risk of Parkinson's disease

Taking a particular type of medication to treat enlarged prostate is associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a large observational study led by researchers at the University of Iowa, ...

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