Home > Lifestyle > Ageing well > News 19 June 2019 WATCH: Moisturiser reduces risk of age-related diseases, study finds Scientists have found that using a skin moisturiser might reduce the risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer's and diabetes. 0 Related Sunscreen's secret bonus: It could help keep you cool Smokers may fare worse against the deadliest skin cancer Skin 'glow' test might someday spot disease risk early Sign up for the newsletter » Quiz How long will you live? » Ask DietDoc » Ask CyberDoc » A small study has found that moisturiser reduces the risk of age-related chronic illnesses. At around age 50 our skin begins to lose moisture, which may leave us vulnerable, and a substitute may be needed.Image credit: iStock NEXT ON HEALTH24X Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet 2020-01-15 14:39 More: Ageing wellNews advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition WATCH: Top 10 foods with highest amounts of sugar Medical Don't believe every online claim for marijuana's 'benefits' Lifestyle Even untrained dogs seem to know human gestures Diet and nutrition Before grabbing a grapefruit, understand its power Medical Are your newborn's ears working properly? Early hearing test is a must Mental health Having a dog early in life may reduce your risk of developing schizophrenia Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.