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Older person’s self-perception of own health a predictor of future health: research

An older person’s perceptions about their health — known as 'health-related quality of life' (HRQoL) — may predict their health in the future, new Monash research shows.

New research links low testosterone levels in older women with double the risk of cardiac events

A Monash University study has challenged the view that testosterone is bad for women’s hearts, showing that for women aged over 70, having low testosterone levels actually doubles the risk of a cardiac event.

Poor social health a predictor for cardiovascular disease: new study

A recent study by Monash University has found that among healthy older adults, social isolation and low social support are strong predictors of overall cardiovascular risk.

Loneliness, isolation and lack of support linked to heart disease: new study

Loneliness, social isolation and a lack of social support can increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke in older Australians.

Blood pressure variability associated with increased risk of dementia, particularly in men

A new report from the long-term ASPREE study, involving Australia's Monash University, has revealed high blood pressure variability (BPV) in older adults, particularly in men, is associated with an increased risk of dementia and cognitive decline.

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