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Health > Aging
Iceland has been called the Island of the Sagas, and recently there has been no shortage of sagas.
 
They're not your grandpa's hearing aids. Today's newest models range from the completely invisible it sits deep in the ear canal for months at a time to Bluetooth-enabled gadgets that open cell phones and iPods for hearing-aid users.
 
Taiwanese females over the age of 50 are more likely to suffer from less dense or more fragile bones compared to males, according to a Department of Health's (DOH) study.
 
Low thyroid activity, one of the most treated conditions in the United States, may actually be a sign of longevity, researchers say.
 
The American Medical Association says there's no scientific proof to back up claims of anti-aging hormones.
 
Everyone talks about the "ageing" society when large numbers of elderly people need home care.
 
The incidence of spinal fractures caused by pressure on fragile bones has been on the rise among people in Taiwan aged 65 and over, increasing by 60,000 patients per year, a doctor at National Cheng Kung University Hospital said yesterday.
 
A team of German researchers say that reducing caloric intake can help older people to remember better.
 
People over 60 years old who have had a fracture because of reduced bone density, or osteoporosis, face a higher risk of death over the next 10 years, a study in Australia has found.
 
Sarcasm may be the lowest form of wit, but Australian scientists are using it to diagnose dementia, according to research published on Friday.
 
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