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An active social life may help stave off suicide-5489

An active social life may help stave off suicide

According to background in a new study, suicide is among the top 10 leading causes of death among middle-age women in the United States. Between 1992 and 2010, surveys were conducted among 72,607 nurses (ages 46-71 years).

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Travel and social life fill the days of people newly retired-5466

Travel and social life fill the days of people newly retired

An online survey was conducted among 3,004 people in Great Britain. Almost all (94%) of the respondents who had retired in the prior year did not feel that they fit the image of a stereotypical retired person.

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Social interaction and physical activity help relieve pain and insomnia-5245

Social interaction and physical activity help relieve pain and insomnia

People who are in pain may have trouble sleeping. At baseline and after three years, 6,676 people 50 years and older completed questionnaires about their health status and lifestyle.

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Computer plus training equals social connections-5205

Computer plus training equals social connections

While web-based visits with friends, family and people with similar interests or jobs is commonplace, older adults may not have the same level of access or knowledge to use the Internet connections enabled by computers and smart phones. The Ages 2.0 project was designed to discover if a simplified PC computer system could help selected groups of older adults avoid social isolation.

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Ballroom dancing may ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease-5192

Ballroom dancing may ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Muscle rigidity leading to poor movement and loss of balance are features of Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative condition that is more common among people over 50 (Parkinson’s Disease Foundation). From a small feasibility study, conducted to determine if the protocols should be used for a larger study, a few unexpected findings emerged.

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Why do midlife adults travel? It's not all business.-5187

Why do midlife adults travel? It's not all business.

An online survey was conducted among 1,137 women and men who were 45 years and older and had traveled at least 50 miles from home, spending at least two nights away, in the past two years.

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