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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

One in Five People Will Develop Heart Failure

May 5, 2015 — One person in five is expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely ... read more

Majority of Older Adults Willing to Be Screened by Telephone for Dementia

May 1, 2015 — Nearly two-thirds of older adults were willing to undergo telephone screening for dementia, according to a new study. Willingness to be screened by phone did not differ by sex, age or ... read more

Population and Birth Rates: Claims About Decline of the West Are 'Exaggerated'

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new paper argues that some countries in Western Europe, and the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand now have birth rates that are now relatively close to replacement, that the underlying trend ... read more

Antibiotic Commonly Prescribed for Bladder Infections Less Effective Than Others

Apr. 27, 2015 — Older women with urinary tract infections who are taking the commonly prescribed antibiotic nitrofurantoin are more likely to experience treatment failure, resulting in a second antibiotic ... read more

Combined Brachytherapy Techniques Should Be 'Benchmark' for Cervical Cancer Treatment

Apr. 24, 2015 — The first large international study to investigate the late side-effects of a combination of two forms of brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer has shown that the technique successfully delivers ... read more

Using Smartphones to Avoid Spatial Disorientation of Elderly

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers are using new network operator technologies to locate and send alerts when an old person with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suffers from episodes of spatial disorientation. Up to the ... read more

Doctors Withhold/withdraw Treatment in Many Elderly Patients, out of Respect

Apr. 20, 2015 — Dutch doctors withhold/withdraw treatment in a substantial proportion of elderly patients, reveals new research. But their decisions don't seem to be driven by ageism; rather, they are more ... read more

Middle-Aged Congenital Heart Disease Survivors May Need Special Care

Apr. 20, 2015 — For the first time, the American Heart Association has made recommendations for treating people older than 40 with congenital heart disease. "People born with congenital heart disease are living ... read more

Decreased Red Blood Cell Clearance Predicts Development, Worsening of Serious Diseases

Apr. 20, 2015 — Investigators have found the probable mechanism underlying a previously described biomarker associated with the risk of developing serious diseases ranging from cancer to cardiovascular disease and ... read more

New Pathway Reveals How Immune System Is Regulated, Gives Hope for Chronic Diseases

Apr. 20, 2015 — An important new way in which our immune systems are regulated has been uncovered by researchers, giving hope that understanding it will help tackle the debilitating effects of type 1 diabetes, ... read more

Video Games in Care Homes: Connecting Older Adults, or Exposing Age-Related Vulnerability?

Apr. 20, 2015 — Introducing video games as a means of bringing older adults in long-term care together may not always be an easy task, according to new research. Offering stimulating and accessible leisure ... read more

Is the Amyloid Hypothesis the Right Path to Find a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease?

Apr. 20, 2015 — There is both risk and reward in focusing Alzheimer's disease research on inhibiting amyloid production, according to a new article. The article reviews the significant body of research ... read more

Tumor Genome Sequencing Shows the Most Frequently Altered Gene in Bladder Cancer: Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers have reported that the telomerase reverse transcriptase gene promoter was altered in 69 percent of 54 cases of bladder cancer. Telomerase reverse transcriptase alterations frequently ... read more

Major Vascular Anomalies Found in Brains of People With Huntington's Disease

Apr. 16, 2015 — Significant vascular changes in the brains of people with Huntington's disease have been identified by researchers. This breakthrough will have significant implications for our understanding of ... read more

Genetics Overlap Found Between Alzheimer's Disease, Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Apr. 16, 2015 — Genetic overlap between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and two significant cardiovascular disease risk factors -- high levels of inflammatory C-reactive protein (CRP) and plasma lipids or fats -- has ... read more

Eight Nutrients to Protect the Aging Brain

Apr. 15, 2015 — Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased ... read more

Heavy Snoring, Sleep Apnea May Signal Earlier Memory and Thinking Decline

Apr. 15, 2015 — Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory and thinking decline at an earlier age, according to a new study. The research also suggests that treating the disorders with a breathing machine ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — Faster increases in life expectancy reflect a process in which people become healthier, generally more capable, and indeed younger in many ways even if they have lived longer lives, according to ... read more

Active Aging on the Up in EU, Despite Economic Crisis and Austerity

Apr. 15, 2015 — A healthy and active old age is a reality for many Europeans and is a genuine possibility for many more, despite the 2008 economic crash and years of austerity measures, according to a new ... read more

Depression, Diabetes Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Apr. 15, 2015 — Depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus were each associated with an increased risk for dementia and that risk was even greater among individuals diagnosed with both depression and diabetes compared ... read more

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