Seniors / Aging Women's Health / Gynecology

Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause

A wide-ranging review of 36 trials found that testosterone may have profound positive effects on sexual function and well-being in postmenopausal women. New research extols the benefits of testosterone for the sexual well-being of older women. This review, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomized controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Seniors / Aging

Why older adults need regular metabolic risk screening

The Endocrine Society have revised their clinical practice guideline on identifying adults at higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. New guidelines recommend that older adults should undergo regular screening for metabolic risk. The previous edition of the guideline was in 2008. The recent revision looks at metabolic risk in the light of […]

Seniors / Aging

Resistance training for healthy aging: The whys and hows

Exercise that builds muscle endurance, or resistance training, can help older adults to preserve their independence and quality of life. It can overcome the loss of muscle mass and strength, build resilience, ease the management of chronic conditions, and reduce physical vulnerability. A new position statement extols the benefits of resistance training for older adults […]

Mental Health Seniors / Aging

How ‘tickling’ the ear could prevent age related disease

New research suggests that using controlled electric currents to stimulate certain parts of the ear could readjust the body’s metabolic balance, thus reducing the risk of age related health problems. Can ‘tickling’ the ear with electric stimuli improve health later in life? Scientists from the United Kingdom believe that it can. Vagus nerve stimulation is […]

Neurology / Neuroscience Seniors / Aging

Clues in brain’s waste system may help explain Alzheimer’s

New research reveals that a particular group of lymphatic vessels plays a pivotal role in helping the brain dispose of waste. It also suggests that deterioration of these vessels through aging could contribute to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. New findings into the brain’s clearance system may help us better understand aging-related neurological diseases. Until […]

Seniors / Aging

Cognitive decline: A personalized approach could be key

Researchers have designed a brain aging model to investigate the factors that contribute to cognitive decline, borrowing principles from precision medicine. How can we tackle cognitive decline? Cognitive decline affects a person’s ability to focus, remember, and make decisions. Its severity can range from mild to severe, and it may lead to dementia, in the […]