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Walking, exercise in elderly can reduce risk of loss of mobility

Walking, exercise in elderly can reduce risk of loss of mobility

GAINSVILLE, Fla., May 27 (UPI) --Older U.S. adults who were able to walk or exercise 20 minutes a day were able to reduce their risk of disability as they aged.
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Eyelid skin cancer caused by prolonged UV exposure

Eyelid skin cancer caused by prolonged UV exposure

CHICAGO, April 24 (UPI) -- Most people know exposure to ultraviolet rays can be harmful to the body, but many may not be aware of the damage UV rays can have on eyes and vision.
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90 million older U.S. adults may be able dump reading glasses

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 18 (UPI) -- The 90 million older U.S. adults who have trouble reading books or the computer may be helped by training the brain to compensate, researchers say.
More Americans see retirement is possible

More Americans see retirement is possible

CHICAGO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- More older U.S. workers are saying they won't have to put off retirement and fewer are resigned to never retiring, a survey found.

Half of U.S. adults take vitamins, supplements routinely

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Research this week indicated vitamins do not provide health benefits, but a U.S. survey conducted earlier in the month shows half of Americans takes vitamins.
People in their 60s carrying more debt, usually a mortgage

People in their 60s carrying more debt, usually a mortgage

BOSTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nearly 2-of-3 U.S. adults in their 60s had debt in 2010, up from half of adults age 60 and older in 1998, a study found.

U.S. seniors happier playing video games

RALEIGH, N.C., March 5 (UPI) -- Older U.S. adults who play video games report higher levels of emotional well-being, North Carolina State University researchers say.

No one more empathic than a woman in 50s

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Younger and older U.S. adults show less empathy, but middle-aged adults report more empathy, with women in their 50s the most empathy, researchers say.

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Seniors use credit cards as safety net

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Credit card debt among older U.S. adults is primarily used as a safety net, not a lack of personal financial responsibility, a survey indicates.

Obesity, housing costs threaten longevity

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Older U.S. adults live longer than previous generations did but high housing costs and rising obesity may compromise these gains for some, officials say.

Head traumas are more fatal on weekends

BALTIMORE, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Older U.S. adults with a head injury during a weekend are significantly more likely to die than those similarly hospitalized during the week, researchers say.

Vitamin D lack linked to weight gain

PORTLAND, Ore., June 26 (UPI) -- Older U.S. women with insufficient levels of vitamin D gained more weight than those with sufficient levels of the "sunshine" vitamin, researchers say.

Emotionally healthier have more degrees

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Older U.S. adults with a college education have higher emotional health scores than those the same age who have fewer years of education, a Gallup poll says.

Getting older = more happiness

STANFORD, Calif., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Grumpy old men are just grumpy young men who grow old, but most people are happier as they grow older, U.S. researchers find.
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