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Could gardening help you to live longer?

Whether it's simple weeding or lovingly maintaining a home vegetable garden, working with plants and flowers can be highly therapeutic. According to research by Swedish scientists, gardening could also help extend older people's life expectancy.

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Childhood illness linked to neurodegenerative diseases

Recently, researchers at Rutgers University in the United States discovered a possible connection between a rare childhood health condition and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Study looks into effectiveness of flu vaccine

For many people, the flu is an annual annoyance that will keep them out of work for a few days, but for others, the effects can be much more troublesome. This is especially true for the over-65s, who are at a greater risk of complications from the common virus.

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Preparing for flu season

Although some people may believe otherwise, influenza is much more serious than just a bad cold.

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Report reveals extent of osteoporosis across the UK

Although osteoporosis is a common problem amongst elderly people, new data from the National Osteoporosis Society reveals that this condition results in a bone fracture every two minutes.

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Number of centenarians increasing across the UK

Advances in medical science have prolonged the average person's lifespan like never before. However, some people may not be aware just how much longer people are living.

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Government announces plan to tackle fuel poverty

The government has announced a new plan to ease the burden facing elderly people who are struggling to make it through the Winter.

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Autumn activities can be great exercise

Autumn is the perfect opportunity for active older people and those new to exercising to enjoy the crisp autumnal weather and get some exercise.

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