MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers say.
"Middle-age and older adults often display a blunted thirst perception, which places them at risk for dehydration, and subsequently may reduce the cognitive [mental] health-related benefits of exercise," said Brandon Yates, of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, and colleagues.
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Americans appear to be aging slower than they used to, which may help explain recent gains in life expectancy, researchers say.
The researchers compared how biological age changed in the United States compared to age in years (chronological age). For the study, the investigators looked at national health surveys conducted 1988-1994 and 2007-2010.
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- You may think your poor hearing just means you miss parts of conversations, but a new report suggests it also might make accidental injuries more likely.
"Many adults believe that hearing loss, particularly due to aging, is 'normal' and therefore of little consequence other than, perhaps, social difficulties," said senior study author Dr. Neil Bhattacharyya. He is an otolaryngologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.