Fifty Plus

Lack Of Emotion And Interest In Older People Could Be A Sign Of Brain Shrinkage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Older people who show signs of apathy - a lack of emotion, interest or energy - are more likely to have smaller brain volumes than those who aren't ap...

Grandma Betty's Bittersweet Instagram Reveals Heartbreaking Reality Of A Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When 80-year-old Betty Simpson's lung cancer journey took a turn for the worst, her great-grandson decided to document and celebrate the final moments...

This Perfectly Sums Up Grandparents On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Grandparents: you've got to love them. Below sums up the perfect storm between grandparents wanting to get down with the kids and grappling with F...

Type 1 Diabetes Warning: One In Five Cases Now Diagnosed Among The Over-40s

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

One in five cases of Type 1 diabetes are diagnosed in the over-40s, new figures suggest, prompting warnings that people may become seriously ill befor...

'Eat And Sleep And You Will Live A Long Time'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world's oldest person, Misao Okawa, celebrates her 116th birthday on 5 March 2014. Ahead of this momentous occasion, she shared her secret to l...

Pancreatic Cancer Prevention: Eating Nuts Could Reduce Risk By Up To One Third

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating nuts regularly may ward off pancreatic cancer, which is one of the most deadly forms of the disease. Researchers from Harvard School of Publ...

Women Feel More Body Confident In Their Sixties Than Early Twenties, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the visible lack of older women in public life - just 18% of TV presenter aged over 50 are female, despite the fact that women make up 53% of ...

Sight Loss May Be Prevented By Regular Walking, Research Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Regular walking may protect the eyes and help prevent age-related vision loss, research has suggested. Tests on mice showed that moderate exercise ...

Dementia Risk Linked To High Oestrogen Levels And Diabetes In Women

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

High oestrogen levels and diabetes can dramatically increase the risk of dementia in older women, a study has found. Having both raised the risk 14...

Women Over 50 Urged To Have Regular Smear Tests To Lower Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women over 50 are being urged to have regular smear tests after research showed those who skip screening are six times more likely to end up with cerv...

The Key To Younger Looking Skin?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Science has good news for those looking to prevent the signs of premature ageing. Newcastle University researchers have identified an antioxidant ...

Five Tips for Michelle Obama's 50+

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Scarcello

Fifty & Fabulous! Thanks Michelle for dropping the title of my book in that announcement. How about a little more free promo for a struggling author? Tuck a copy of my little pink book under your arm at your next photo shoot or carelessly toss one onto the corner of the big desk in the Oval Office. It might catch the eye of a visiting head of state.

Does Sex Get Better With Age?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether in a long-term relationship or not, it's easy to get stuck in a sex rut as you get older. After years of trial and sexual error, you've got...

Foot Osteoarthritis Affects One In Six People Over 50

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A painful form of arthritis in the foot affects one in six people over 50 - more than previously thought, research suggests. Experts at Keele Unive...

No Resolutions For Me!

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Scarcello

So this year instead of listing my resolutions I am going to risk beginning 2014 without the structure of promises made to myself. Instead, I will share the wisdom which has buoyed my life and lit my path since it was revealed to me because I have learned that there is an optional way to look at ageing.

How Are Concussions Linked To Alzheimer's?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A new study suggests that a history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be related to the buildup of Alzheimer's-as...

Why Modern Living Might Be Making Us Deaf

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The Medical Research Council, reports the BBC, are launching a massive participation survey to find out if modern living is making us deaf. At pre...

Hip Replacements May Not Be Safe Or Effective, Say Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

One in 12 implants used in hip replacements have no evidence to prove they are safe or effective, experts have warned. Oxford University researcher...

What Are The Signs Of Ageing? (Hint: It's Not Your Age)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Next time your birthday comes trundling along, there's no need to recoil in horror and sulk while others scoff jelly and ice cream. Ageing, you se...

Woman Shares Experience Of Living With Husband's Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Jilly Batty, whose husband Dominic suffers from Alzheimer's disease, reveals in an honest and heart-breaking interview the realities of life after a l...

Antacids May Increase Risk Of Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Long-term use of commonly prescribed heartburn drugs increases the likelihood of being deficient in a vital B vitamin, a study has shown. Lack of v...

Brogan Driscoll

Grab A Cuppa At The Cafe Run By An Army Of Nanas

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Food trends may come and go, but there is one newly-opened London cafe that we hope is here to stay. Hackney-based NANA cafe is a project with a bi...

Government 'Cough Campaign' Leads To Diagnosis Of 700 More Lung Cancer Patients

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Government campaign urging people with a three-week-old cough to see the doctor has led to a dramatic surge in the detection of lung cancer, say res...

Breakthrough Alzheimer's Drug Could Be Available Within Five Years

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A drug could provide a breakthrough for Alzheimer's disease within the next five years, UK scientists have said. People aged 55 to 90 are currently...

Heart-Breaking, And Yet Heart-Warming: Couple Married For 65 Years Die On Same Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In a heartbreaking and yet heartwarming love story, elderly couple Eleanor and Frank Turner, who had been married for 65 years, recently passed away o...