'Millions of healthy people who take aspirin to ward off illness in old age are unlikely to benefit from the drug, a trial has found' The Guardian reports
'Statins not recommended for healthy pensioners over 75, new study finds' The Daily Telegraph reports
'Want a long life? Hang in there! Study claims our risk of death DROPS after 80 and plateaus when we reach 105 - but we still haven't reached our limit' reports the Mail Online.
"Elderly people should take probiotics to preserve their bones," claims the Mail Online, referring to a Swedish trial that gave supplements to a small group of women.
"'Surprising' study suggests exercise may make dementia worse," reports The Telegraph.
'Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals' BBC News reports
“Snoring while pregnant is linked to smaller babies,” reports The Daily Telegraph. There is also evidence that snoring can lead to an increased risk of a baby having to be delivered by caesarean section…
Denture wearers are “at risk of malnutrition because they can't chew healthy food,” says The Telegraph. The Mail Online suggests that this means they are also at “higher risk of weak joints and muscles”
“Experts are concerned about the spread of a new strain of bird flu that has already killed one woman in China,” BBC News reports. The new strain, which has evolved from an existing bird flu virus called H10N8…