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A cartoon image of a nose.

Losing your sense of smell may not seem as serious as losing other senses—especially sight and hearing. But researchers from the U.K. have found that loss of smell may affect people in more ways than previously thought. 

Hands reach out to hold those of another person, who is sitting in a wheelchair.

Being a caregiver for a loved one is an extremely tough job, so caregivers need to be in their best health to provide these necessary services.  But a recent study published by the American Psychological Association in the journal Rehabilitation Psychology shows that caregivers are not caring for themselves.

An older man sits in a chair, talking to a therapist.

Mental illness is known to be associated with a greater risk of developing other health conditions earlier in life, including high blood pressure and diabetes. Reasons for this are unclear, but there is some speculation that mental health disorders may lead to increased aging processes in the body’s cells.  

Two older women stand next to each other, leaning over a fence. The woman in the front is white and the woman next to her is Black.

Researchers in the U.K. have found that putting a high value on your health may help treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction be more effective. 

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have found that people who have what’s called a Western dietary pattern seem to be at an increased risk of late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have found that people who have what’s called a Western dietary pattern seem to be at an increased risk of late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 

An older couple holds hands, one of them in bed, and the other comforting them. This scene is common among spousal caregivers.

When you got married, you promised to love each other “in sickness and in health.” Now, a new study shows that the “in sickness” part may take a significant toll on the emotional health of both spouses.

A doctor checks an older woman's blood pressure.

A recent study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation shows that more aggressive control of daily blood pressure in older adults can improve brain health.

An older man and a younger man sit on a couch having a discussion. The younger man looks frustrated.

Researchers have long thought that strained marital relations led to poor health, but it turns out that strained relations with adult children, siblings, or extended family may be more harmful.

Next to water, tea is the most often-consumed beverage in the world.

Next to water, tea is the most often-consumed beverage in the world. For centuries, it has been purported to have numerous health benefits. Several studies have shown that tea consumption is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Other study results indicate that drinking tea has a positive effect on mood and may even prevent certain types of cancers.