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Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study | health

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study | health

Facebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analysed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share ...

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Marathon running increases cardiac strain in older men | fitness

Marathon running increases cardiac strain in older men | fitness

After comparing the levels of cardiac biomarkers, researchers analysed that running a marathon can increase cardiac strain in amateur runners. Although there was little difference in 10-year risk for cardiovascular events between the runners, the strain on the heart muscle was much greater after a full marathon. According to a ...

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Here are the kinds of exercise older adults tend to choose | fitness

Here are the kinds of exercise older adults tend to choose | fitness

A recent study has identified the kinds of exercise that older adults choose. As part of the studies, more than 1500 participants between ages 70 and 77 were randomly assigned to one of two exercise groups or a control group. The participants in the two exercise groups undertook moderate or ...

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Video chats can fight depression in older adults

People who use video chat functions such as Skype and FaceTime have almost half the estimated probability of depressive symptoms than the people who don’t. (Source: File Photo) Using video chatting platforms like Skype to connect with friends and family can stave off depression in older adults, a study has ...

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Video chats can fight depression in older adults | health

Using video chatting platforms like Skype to connect with friends and family can stave of depression in older adults, a study has found. Researchers compared four different types of online communication technologies – video chat, email, social networks and instant messaging – used by people 60 and older and then ...

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On International Day of Older Persons, let’s give more attention to our elders | more lifestyle

On International Day of Older Persons, let’s give more attention to our elders | more lifestyle

The International Day of Older Persons is observed every year on October 1 to focus on issues that affect the aged, such as dementia and the abuse of old individuals. This is also a day when we should sit back and remember all the contributions that have been made to ...

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Mental distress may increase CVD risk in older adults

Mental distress may increase CVD risk in older adults

Older adults who experience psychological distress such as depression and anxiety may have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, showed that high/ very high psychological distress was associated with a 44 per cent ...

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Exercise cuts chronic disease risk in older adults

Exercise cuts chronic disease risk in older adults

Older adults who exercise above current recommended levels have a reduced risk of stroke, diabetes, and cancer, compared with those who do not, according to a study led by an Indian origin researcher. Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia interviewed over 1,500 Australian adults aged over 50 and ...

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Older children at increased risk of food-induced anaphylaxis than infants | health

There has been a shift in perspective regarding introducing children to peanut-containing products, due to the allergic reactions they could cause.

Symptoms of food-induced anaphylaxis in infants are less severe than in toddlers and older children, a new study suggests. Anaphylaxis is defined as a reaction that involves multiple systems in the body or a presentation with significant cardiac or respiratory symptoms. The latest guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy ...

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Eyesight problems may signal cognitive changes in older adults | health

Maintaining good vision through prevention and treatment of vision disorders may be a strategy to lessen age-related cognitive changes.

Worsening vision in older adults may highlight problems with future cognitive functioning, says a new study done by the University of Miami. The findings also suggest that maintaining good vision through prevention and treatment of vision disorders may be a strategy to lessen age-related cognitive changes. For the study, published ...

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