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 OPINION | The decisive role nutrition should play in building the economy 2020-10-19 13:54 More: Ageing wellNews advertisement Other news Medical In-depth: The slow-motion race for a TB vaccine Medical Risk of severe Covid-19 high for obese people, regardless of other factors Medical Covid-19: Sudden hearing loss, while rare, occurs in some patients - and needs to be caught early Medical Unsure of what to watch? Opt for nature shows, scientists say News OPINION | The decisive role nutrition should play in building the economy News Partner Content | Meet the Next Generation of Brave: Julian Sheldon 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.