WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- For older people, breathing in dirty air puts them at risk of being hospitalized with a dangerous respiratory disease, a new study suggests.
Among U.S. seniors, hospital admissions for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) rose as levels of both ozone and fine particulate matter increased -- even when the pollutants were within levels now considered safe, the researchers said in a news release from the American Thoracic Society.
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers say.
"Middle-age and older adults often display a blunted thirst perception, which places them at risk for dehydration, and subsequently may reduce the cognitive [mental] health-related benefits of exercise," said Brandon Yates, of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, and colleagues.