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November 27, 2015

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November 27, 2015

Optimal Care for Older Cancer Patients Should Target Relevant Health Related Quality of Life Domains According to Study

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers have identified health related quality of life components that should be considered as most relevant for achieving optimal care for older cancer ... read more

Improving Fitness May Counteract Brain Atrophy in Older Adults, Study Shows

Nov. 19, 2015 — Older adults that improved their fitness through a moderate intensity exercise program increased the thickness of their brain's cortex, the outer layer of the brain that typically atrophies with ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A simple technique to measure an individual's visual processing speed -- the speed at which an individual can comprehend visual information -- has been developed in order to identify whether or ... read more

Experiencing Major Stress Makes Some Older Adults Better Able to Handle Daily Stress

Nov. 18, 2015 — Dealing with a major stressful event appears to make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day ... read more

Investigational Immunotherapeutic Increased Bladder Cancer Survival

Nov. 18, 2015 — Among patients with metastatic bladder cancer that had progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy, those who received an investigational, personalized peptide cancer vaccine and best-supportive ... read more

Many Hands Make Light Work and Improve Health, Researchers Have Found

Nov. 18, 2015 — Getting help with baby care could keep families healthier and extend their lives, according to a new study into bird behavior. Research into weaver birds in South Africa found that a heavy breeding ... read more

Mother's Age at Birth May Influence Symptoms of Depression in Daughters

Nov. 17, 2015 — The daughters, but not the sons, of women who give birth at age 30 or older are more likely to experience symptoms of depression as young adults, according to new ... read more

Prostate Cancer Screening Drops Dramatically in Middle-Aged Men

Nov. 17, 2015 — Prostate-specific antigen testing has dropped significantly in middle-aged men after a 2012 recommendation that all men should not be routinely screened for prostate cancer, according to a new ... read more

Yoga May Lessen Side Effects in Men Undergoing Prostate Cancer Treatment

Nov. 16, 2015 — Men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy can benefit from yoga, researchers ... read more

Alzheimer Research: New Findings

Nov. 16, 2015 — Current Alzheimer’s research focuses on the amyloid precursor protein (APP), which is responsible for the formation of destructive plaques in the brain. Researchers have now demonstrated that APP, ... read more

Alzheimer's Patients' Health Care Costs Higher Already Before Diagnosis: Finnish Study

Nov. 16, 2015 — The health care costs of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) start to increase already one year before the diagnosis, shows a new study. The differences in the health care costs ... read more

Not So Happy Old Age?

Nov. 13, 2015 — The notion that older people are happier than younger people is being challenged following a recent study. In fact it suggests that people get more depressed from age 65 ... read more

Molecular Mechanism at Root of Familial Amyloidosis and Other Diseases

Nov. 12, 2015 — A team of local researchers has proposed a molecular mechanism that may be responsible for the development of life-threatening diseases called amyloidoses. The best known of such diseases is ... read more

Nov. 15, 2015 — Medical application of photoactive chemicals offers a promising therapeutic strategy for neurodegenerative ... read more

Natural Selection, Inflammation May Hold Key to Age-Associated Cancer Risk

Nov. 11, 2015 — The incidence of cancer increases with age. Conventional wisdom blames this on age-dependent accumulation of cancer-causing mutations. New studies show how changes in the tissue ecosystem may allow ... read more

Men With Alzheimer's Gene at Risk of Brain Bleeding, Study Finds

Nov. 11, 2015 — Additional evidence that Alzheimer's disease is unique to humans has been provided through recent research. This study also marks the latest study to focus on the Alzheimer's disease gene, ... read more

Revascularization Before Exercise Program Improves Walking for Patients With PAD

Nov. 8, 2015 — Among patients with peripheral artery disease and intermittent claudication (cramping pain in the legs due to poor circulation in the arteries, aggravated by walking), a combination therapy of ... read more

Ozone Gas Injections May Do the Trick for Knee Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Nov. 8, 2015 — Injecting ozone gas into the knee reduces pain and improves functioning and quality of life in people with knee osteoarthritis, according to new ... read more

Strength of Brain Connectivity Varies With Fitness Level in Older Adults

Nov. 5, 2015 — A new study shows that age-related differences in brain health -- specifically the strength of connections between different regions of the brain -- vary with fitness level in older ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — It is estimated that 46.8 million people worldwide are living with dementia, with Alzheimer's disease the most common form. Now researchers have discovered a possible solution for side effects ... read more

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