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  • How a Mediterranean diet could reduce osteoporosis

    Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis - according to new research from the University of East Anglia. New findings published today show that sticking to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish can reduce hip bone lo more

  • Targeting Parkinson's-linked protein could neutralize 2 of the disease's causes

    Researchers report they have discovered how two problem proteins known to cause Parkinson's disease are chemically linked, suggesting that someday, both could be neutralized by a single drug designed to target the link. The investigators' new experiments build on evidence reported in 2011 that reduc more

  • Physical activity reduces risk of serious falls in older men

    Older men who engage in regular physical activity experience far fewer serious fall injuries than those who do not, say Yale researchers. Their findings suggest that moderate exercise can help prevent potentially devastating falls, the leading cause of injury in people age 70 and older. The study re more

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Geriatrics Geriatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life. The term itself can be distinguished from gerontology , which is the study of the aging pr ... more


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