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The standard drugs for osteoporosis are making bones weaker. Bisphosphonates are routinely given to the elderly and to cancer patients to help protect bones—but new research has discovered they are increasing the risks of a fracture.
Cognitive decline is not an inevitable part of ageing. Your brain can renew itself at any age, as noted psychologist Brant Cortright reports.
Artificial light in our homes and offices could be an unsuspected cause of diseases ‘of ageing’—such as osteoporosis and muscle loss—that affect our ability to stand and walk. The good news is that the symptoms can be reversed if we spend more time with the lights off when it gets dark.
Who’s going to live the longest? Those with the best chance of a long life are vegetarians who have followed the diet for 17 years, while people who eat red and processed meat every day could have the shortest life-span, new analysis suggests.