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07/17/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Pernicious anemia is a condition where there is a lack of red blood cells. A vitamin B-12 deficiency causes it when the body is unable to absorb this nutrient effectively. Tiredness, shortness of breath, slow reflexes, and pale skin are among the symptoms. Find out here how doctors treat this immune system problem.
07/17/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
People with hypochlorhydria are unable to produce enough stomach acid. This can lead to problems with digestion and nutritional deficiencies. Stress, advancing age, zinc deficiency, or certain medications may be responsible, but prompt treatment can ease symptoms and prevent serious complications. Learn more here.
07/15/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
New research offers 'the first population evidence for a causal link' between herpes infection and the development of Alzheimer's disease.
07/15/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
New research offers 'the first population evidence for a causal link' between herpes infection and the development of Alzheimer's disease.
07/12/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Systematic review of clinical studies finds no robust evidence that vitamin D protects the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer's, MS, and Parkinson's.
07/12/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A new study looking at links between hypertension in later life and brain health finds an increased risk of Alzheimer's hallmarks and brain lesions.
07/12/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
A new study looking at links between hypertension in later life and brain health finds an increased risk of Alzheimer's hallmarks and brain lesions.
07/12/2018   Senior Health
Title: Seniors, Feeling Young Is a State of Mind
Category: Health News
Created: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/11/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A 1-year trial found that a Mediterranean-like diet plus vitamin D-3 had no effect on normal bone density but slowed rate of hip bone loss in osteoporosis.
07/10/2018   Senior Health
Title: Scientists Target Cellular 'Fountain of Youth' to Extend Mouse Life Span
Category: Health News
Created: 7/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/09/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
A study saw that drugs that stabilize the cells lining small blood vessels in the brain reversed symptoms of a common cause of stroke and dementia in rats.
07/06/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Obesity and loss of muscle mass, independently, increase the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. Put them together, and the risk is exacerbated.
07/06/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Obesity and loss of muscle mass, independently, increase the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. Put them together, and the risk is exacerbated.
07/06/2018   Senior Health
Title: Medical Marijuana a Hit With Seniors
Category: Health News
Created: 7/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
07/05/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea is tied to brain structure alterations found in early dementia and that low blood oxygen might be a factor.
07/05/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A first-of-its-kind study uses brain scans to reveal a link between the subjective feeling of one's age and the real age of one's brain.
07/04/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
People with long-lasting heightened inflammation from middle age onwards also have more white matter damage. This may foreshadow dementia, researchers say.
07/04/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
People with long-lasting heightened inflammation from middle age onwards also have more white matter damage. This may foreshadow dementia, researchers say.
07/04/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A new study suggests that taking aspirin in low, regular doses may reduce the buildup of Alzheimer's-specific amyloid plaque in the brain.
07/04/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
A new study suggests that taking aspirin in low, regular doses may reduce the buildup of Alzheimer's-specific amyloid plaque in the brain.
07/04/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Heberden’s nodes are bony growths that occur on finger joints. They typically only develop in people who have severe osteoarthritis. These growths can cause pain, stiffness, and discomfort. Here, we look at the causes, symptoms, and risk factors for Heberden's nodes. We also discuss treatment and when to see a doctor.
07/04/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Cytomegalovirus — a common, asymptomatic virus — may actually boost the immune system's response to infection, much to specialists' surprise.
07/02/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A recent study shows how an obesity-inducing diet — high in sugar and fats — boosts the detrimental effect of natural aging, increasing Alzheimer's risk.
07/02/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
A recent study shows how an obesity-inducing diet — high in sugar and fats — boosts the detrimental effect of natural aging, increasing Alzheimer's risk.
07/01/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
In a new study, researchers investigate the so-called mortality plateau. As we reach extreme old age, does our risk of dying stop increasing?
06/29/2018   Senior Health
Title: Does Human Life Span Really Have a Limit?
Category: Health News
Created: 6/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
06/29/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Many mature adults have vitamin B-12 and folate deficiencies, a large study has found. Policymakers should address this issue and shield public health.
06/27/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
The body needs vitamin B-12 for many processes. People with a deficiency may have neurological symptoms and fatigue, while an excess may indicate liver disease or diabetes. Doctors can use a vitamin B-12 level test to determine how much B-12 is in the body. Find out more about the test and what the results mean here.
06/27/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
A large, longitudinal study of middle-aged women finds that sitting for 10 hours per day drastically lowers the ability to recover from illness or injury.
06/23/2018   Medical News Today - Seniors
Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that begins before the age of 65. Recognizing the initial symptoms can help a person seek treatment earlier and slow the progression of the disease. In this article, learn about ten signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s. We also cover how to help a loved one cope.
06/23/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that begins before the age of 65. Recognizing the initial symptoms can help a person seek treatment earlier and slow the progression of the disease. In this article, learn about ten signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s. We also cover how to help a loved one cope.
06/21/2018   Medical News Today - Alzheimers
A study of large sets of postmortem data provides new evidence that viruses — herpes HHV-6 and HHV-7 in particular — may be involved in Alzheimer's.