Oncology & Cancer

Why are young people getting cancer?

Stacy Hernandez was 23 when she was told she had uterine cancer. She couldn't believe it. Not only did she have cancer, but one that had an average diagnosis age of 60 years old.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Depressive symptoms may hasten memory decline in older people

Depressive symptoms are linked to subsequent memory decline in older people, while poorer memory is also linked to an increase in depressive symptoms later on, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL and Brighton ...

Cardiology

Using AI to detect heart failure

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool could improve early diagnosis of heart failure, according to research led by the University of Leeds.

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Old age

Old age consists of ages nearing or surpassing the average life span of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and terms for old people include seniors (American usage), Senior Citizens (British and American usage), or the elderly. As occurs with almost any definable group of humanity, some people will hold a prejudice against others — in this case, against old people. This is one form of ageism.

Old people have limited regenerative abilities and are more prone to disease, syndromes, and sickness than other adults. For the biology of ageing, see senescence. The medical study of the aging process is gerontology, and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is geriatrics.

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