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Study: Staring at deep red light can significantly improve declining eyesight

Study: Staring at deep red light can significantly improve declining eyesight

Tiny protein in mitochondria has a big impact on health and longevity, study shows

Tiny protein in mitochondria has a big impact on health and longevity, study shows

Low physical function after hip fracture increases risk of bone deterioration

Low physical function after hip fracture increases risk of bone deterioration

Low physical function and low muscle mass increase risk for bone loss after hip fracture

Low physical function and low muscle mass increase risk for bone loss after hip fracture

Physically inactive adults face high risk of major mobility disability

Physically inactive adults face high risk of major mobility disability

Study examines link between physical activity and frailty among older adults

Study examines link between physical activity and frailty among older adults

Study links COVID-19-based loneliness with elevated psychiatric symptoms in older adults

Study links COVID-19-based loneliness with elevated psychiatric symptoms in older adults

Physical activity positively associated with maintenance of muscle mass during menopausal transition

Physical activity positively associated with maintenance of muscle mass during menopausal transition

Physical activity can help maintain muscle mass in midlife

Physical activity can help maintain muscle mass in midlife

Older men exhibit less COVID-19 worries than others

Older men exhibit less COVID-19 worries than others

For seniors, COVID-19 sets off a pandemic of despair

For seniors, COVID-19 sets off a pandemic of despair

Faulty ApoE4 gene increases risk for Alzheimer’s and for COVID-19

Faulty ApoE4 gene increases risk for Alzheimer’s and for COVID-19

Genes associated with dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19

Genes associated with dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19

New book demystifies the molecular biology of breast cancer

New book demystifies the molecular biology of breast cancer

Fasting-mimicking diet plus vitamin C could be effective at treating some cancer types

Fasting-mimicking diet plus vitamin C could be effective at treating some cancer types

Study exposes the unique challenges involved in kinship care

Study exposes the unique challenges involved in kinship care

New study explores risks of inappropriate medications in older adults

New study explores risks of inappropriate medications in older adults

Screening tool may help predict post-surgical complications in older cancer patients

Screening tool may help predict post-surgical complications in older cancer patients

Seniors with COVID-19 show unusual symptoms, doctors say

Seniors with COVID-19 show unusual symptoms, doctors say

Researchers find new way to identify genes implicated in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers find new way to identify genes implicated in Alzheimer's disease