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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Safety of Microfocused Ultrasound With Visualization in Darker Skin Types

Aug. 27, 2015 — Microfocused ultrasound treatment to tighten and lift skin on the face and neck appeared to be safe for patients with darker skin types in a small study that resulted in only a few temporary adverse ... read more

HIV Testing Among Older Adults Is Declining, Despite CDC Recommendation

Aug. 26, 2015 — In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that most doctors should automatically screen all their patients, including older adults, for HIV even if they don't exhibit ... read more

Awareness of Memory Loss May Decline Two-Three Years Before Dementia Onset

Aug. 26, 2015 — People who will develop dementia may begin to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the actual onset of the disease, according to a new study. The study also found that ... read more

Researchers Report on Hurricane Sandy's Mental Health Impact on Older Adults

Aug. 18, 2015 — Strong neighborhood relationships reduced the incidence of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder among older adults exposed to Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that devastated the Northeast ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — For some, TOR may bring to mind a Celtic mountain or perhaps an Internet privacy group. In the world of molecular biology it's a cellular pathway that's found in everything from yeast to ... read more

Imaging Study Looks at Brain Effects of Early Adversity, Mental Health Disorders

Aug. 17, 2015 — Adversity during the first six years of life was associated with higher levels of childhood internalizing symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, in a group of boys, as well as altered brain ... read more

How Others See Our Identity Depends on Moral Traits, Not Memory

Aug. 17, 2015 — We may view our memory as being essential to who we are, but new findings suggest that others consider our moral traits to be the core component of our identity. Data collected from family members of ... read more

Dream of Feeling Less Tired? The Trick Comes With Age

Aug. 17, 2015 — The elderly are doing something right. New research into the effects of age on sleep suggests our older community sleep less, but report better quality sleep, and feel more awake during the ... read more

Can Your Brain Control How It Loses Control?

Aug. 14, 2015 — A new study may have unlocked understanding of a mysterious part of the brain -- with implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's. The results open up new areas of research ... read more

Young Minds Think Alike; Older People Are More Distractible

Aug. 14, 2015 — Age is believed to change the way our brains respond and how its networks interact, but studies looking at these changes tend to use very artificial experiments, with basic stimuli. To try to ... read more

Higher Intelligence Score Means Better Physical Performance

Aug. 14, 2015 — New research reveals a distinct association between male intelligence in early adulthood and their subsequent midlife physical performance. The higher intelligence score, the better physical ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — More and more mothers facing childbirth are asking for a cesarean. There are many reasons for this, ranging from the social and cultural to the personal, such as fear about the birth. A review ... read more

Study Links Insulin Resistance With Language Problems in Women

Aug. 12, 2015 — Insulin resistance -- one of the hallmarks of type 2 diabetes -- is associated with language problems (a lack of verbal fluency) in women, a sign of cognitive decline associated with dementia, ... read more

New, Rapid Dementia Screening Tool Rivals 'Gold Standard' Clinical Evaluations

Aug. 12, 2015 — Determining whether or not an individual has dementia and to what degree is a long and laborious process that can take an experienced professional such as a clinician about four to five hours to ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Re-exposure to chickenpox virus boosts immunity to shingles for a tenth of the time previously thought. So although vaccination increases shingles cases in 31-40 year olds, in the longer term the ... read more

Altered Brain Development Among Former NFL Players, Study Suggests

Aug. 10, 2015 — Former National Football League players who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 were found to have a higher risk of altered brain development compared to those who started playing at ... read more

Common Medications Could Delay Brain Injury Recovery

Aug. 9, 2015 — Drugs used to treat common complaints could delay the recovery of brain injury patients according to new ... read more

Silently Suffering from Hearing Loss Negatively Affects Quality of Life

Aug. 7, 2015 — Hearing loss in adults is under treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning, according to ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — Some of the key changes in the aging brain that lead to increased risk of Alzheimer's Disease have now been identified by a team of ... read more

Rapid Aging of the Thymus Linked to Decline in Free Radical Defenses

Aug. 6, 2015 — A critical immune organ called the thymus shrinks rapidly with age, putting older individuals at greater risk for life-threatening infections. A new study reveals that thymus atrophy may stem from a ... read more

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