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05/26/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Death rates from Alzheimer's disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data released today in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
05/26/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
Menopause is the result of a natural decline in hormones, but what causes postmenopausal bleeding? How is it diagnosed and what are the treatment options?
05/25/2017   Senior Health
Title: Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care
Category: Health News
Created: 5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM
05/25/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease all share a similar ability to cause damage when they...
05/24/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
A new meta-analysis of two large cohort studies finds a link between a high intake of fiber and painful osteoarthritis of the knee.
05/23/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Research linking the metabolic gene TOMM40 with Alzheimer's risk has produced mixed results for years. Now, a new study says family history is the reason.
05/23/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Neuroimaging shows increased blood flow in regions of the brain associated with memory and learning for people with higher omega-3 levels, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer's...
05/22/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
An analysis of clinical trial data finds no benefit in giving older adults statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
05/22/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
Your spit may hold a clue to future brain health. Investigators at the Beaumont Research Institute, part of Beaumont Health in Michigan, are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in...
05/22/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
Tau proteins are involved in more than twenty neurodegenerative diseases, including various forms of dementia.
05/22/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Your spit may hold a clue to future brain health. Investigators at the Beaumont Research Institute, part of Beaumont Health in Michigan, are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in...
05/22/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Tau proteins are involved in more than twenty neurodegenerative diseases, including various forms of dementia.
05/20/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
What are the physical and emotional side effects of menopause? Learn about the simple ways to reduce the sexual complications of menopause.
05/18/2017   Senior Health
Title: This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best
Category: Health News
Created: 5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/18/2017 12:00:00 AM
05/18/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic diet (starches as are found in white bread) to a low-glycemic...
05/17/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.
05/16/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
New research led by the University of Hertfordshire, may significantly change the understanding of cognitive processes that are most impaired at very early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
05/15/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
In marriage, good communication is key to a fulfilling and enduring relationship.
05/15/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
University of Toronto and Baycrest Rotman Research Institute (RRI) scientists have discovered a potential brain imaging predictor for dementia, which illustrates that changes to the brain's structure...
05/14/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
New research suggests a link between post-traumatic stress disorder and increased dementia risk, but this risk may depend on the use of psychoactive drugs.
05/12/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Patients with atrial fibrillation should begin anticoagulation treatment as quickly as possible, suggests new study, as delays may increase dementia risk.
05/12/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Across the country, nursing home employees and families are trying personalized music playlists to help seniors cope with the disorienting, anxious experience of living with Alzheimer's disease and...
05/11/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
Get your running shoes on; a new study finds that jogging for 30 to 40 minutes on 5 days per week could reduce biological aging by 9 years.
05/11/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a higher hip bone density...
05/11/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
A team of researchers of the University of Barcelona and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) have discovered a new mutation that has an impact on the bone so that it is vulnerable...
05/11/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
Nearly one in two seniors in Ontario who visited a family doctor for a non-bacterial infection received an unnecessary antibiotic prescription, according to a new study from the Institute for...
05/11/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
Researchers from Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research have discovered that foot pain - particularly severe foot pain - correlates to a higher incidence of recurrent falls.
05/10/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
In this article, we look at a variety of risk factors for type 2 diabetes, as well as how to reduce the risk and when to get tested.
05/10/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
One of the most common acquired heart diseases in the over 75's is aortic valve stenosis. Normally, it requires the replacement of the valve.
05/09/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
Researchers have identified the mechanisms responsible for gray hair and baldness, a discovery that may lead to new therapies for the conditions.
05/09/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
In revised guidelines, the ACP strongly advise that women with osteoporosis should be treated with bisphosphonates or denosumab to prevent bone fractures.
05/09/2017   Senior Health
Title: Longevity in the U.S.: Location, Location, Location
Category: Health News
Created: 5/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
05/09/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
A new cell separator that began life as a tinfoil and epoxy glue prototype built with supplies from a University shop could revolutionise stem-cell and regenerative cell-based therapies.
05/09/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
In a study in Human Molecular Genetics, researchers from VIB and KU Leuven led by prof.
05/08/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
A new study finds that a low dose of THC - the main psychoactive compound in marijuana - can reverse age-related cognitive decline in old mice.
05/04/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
The largest study of its type shows that a mutation in the gene coding for brain-derived neurotrophic factor may predict Alzheimer's disease progression.
05/03/2017   Senior Health
Title: Sleeping Pills Boost Danger of Falls, Fractures in Older Users
Category: Health News
Created: 5/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
05/03/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have identified silent, seizure-like activity in the hippocampus - a brain structure significantly affected in Alzheimer's disease - in two patients...
05/03/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Ontario's stroke prevention strategy appears to have had an unexpected, beneficial side effect: a reduction also in the incidence of dementia among older seniors.
05/02/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E.
05/01/2017   Senior Health
Title: Osteoporosis Quiz: What is Osteoporosis?
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 1/14/2011 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/1/2017 5:04:55 PM
05/01/2017   Senior Health
Title: Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines
Category: Health News
Created: 4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
05/01/2017   Senior Health
Title: Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel
Category: Health News
Created: 4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
05/01/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
Approximately 25 percent of eyes deemed to be normal based on dilated eye examination by a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist had macular characteristics that indicated age-related...
04/30/2017   Medical News Today - Seniors
Researchers say that 'pink noise' - gentle, soothing sound - boosts deep sleep and memory for older adults when synced with brain waves during slumber.
04/28/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Working with human brain tissue samples and genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers together with colleagues at the National Institutes of Health, the University of...
04/28/2017   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
People who are overweight and obese with type 2 diabetes may have a greater risk of developing more severe brain abnormalities and cognition complications.