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Life stage - Seniors' health

Expert advice on keeping fit and healthy during your senior years.

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How to control inflammation naturally, through diet

Anti-inflammatory diets have been lauded as helping our bodies manage...

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How to protect yourself against coronavirus

With novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 cases now on every continent,...

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How many kilojoules in alcoholic drinks?

Many of us enjoy a social drink this time of...

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Healthy ageing: How to eat well with Parkinson’s...

Q My sister, who’s 65, was recently told she has...

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A tough pill to swallow for senior citizens

Multivitamins account for 72 per cent of pill-swallowing problems among...

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Healthy ageing: The link between memory loss and...

Q My mother has significant memory problems and forgets to...

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Healthy ageing: Going green while taking Warfarin

Q Following on from the question about medications in HFG...

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Editor’s letter: Strength and ageing

Joni Mitchell famously sang “you don’t know what you’ve got...

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Healthy ageing: Managing dry mouth symptoms

Q I’ve been having problems with a lack of saliva...

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It’s never too late to start building muscle

Staying strong is essential to good health as we age....

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Healthy ageing: Nutrition and falls – is there...

Q I live alone and had a fall a couple...

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Healthy ageing: Meals on wheels a good start...

Q Following two weeks in hospital my 82-year-old aunt is...

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Healthy ageing: Managing medication side effects

Q I’m 86 and during a recent stay in hospital...

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Healthy ageing: Why you need protein at every...

Protein intake, ideally spread across the day, has many beneficial...

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Healthy ageing: When weight loss is a red...

Q My mother, who is 80, has lost 5kg in...

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Healthy ageing: Learning to cook later in life

Q Last year my wife and I separated after 45...

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Cabbage keeps you strong

An increased daily intake of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower or Brussels...

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Healthy ageing: Are you due a nutrition WoF?

Q I’m 75 years old and work three days a...

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