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Sharpening state spending on seniors

Photo: Elderly woman with wheeled walker and a caregiver [21/11/2014] As our society ages, a University of Montreal study suggests the health system should be focussing on comorbidity and specific types of disabilities that are associated with higher health care costs for seniors, especially cognitive disabilities.Sharpening state spending on seniors - Read more

New insight into common cause of blindness

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Photo: Woman with glasses tries to read a description [19/11/2014] Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness, which they hope could lead to new treatments. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the major cause of blindness in the western world, affecting around 50 million people. It has been shown that sufferers are genetically predisposed to develop the condition. New insight into common cause of blindness - Read more

Paralyzed patients have weaker bones and a higher risk of fractures than expected

Photo: Man in a wheelchair [10/11/2014] People paralyzed by spinal cord injuries lose mechanical strength in their leg bones faster, and more significantly, than previously believed, putting them at greater risk for fractures from minor stresses, according to a new study by a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).Paralyzed patients have weaker bones and a higher risk of fractures than expected - Read more

Diabetes patients report better outcomes with improved physician accessibility

Photo: Diabetes patient and a doctor [31/10/2014] A new model of delivering primary care studied by Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) researchers has the potential to improve the health of patients with type 2 diabetes.Diabetes patients report better outcomes with improved physician accessibility - Read more

Long-acting insulin is safer, more effective for patients with Type 1 diabetes

Photo: Measuring blood sugar [15/10/2014] Long-acting insulin is safer and more effective than intermediate-acting insulin for patients with Type 1 diabetes, according to new research. Researchers looked at once-daily and twice-daily doses of both long- and intermediate-acting insulin, ranking their effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness.Long-acting insulin is safer, more effective for patients with Type 1 diabetes - Read more

Low-carbohydrate diet improved quality of life in diabetes patients

Photo: Salad with mushrooms, cheese and tomatoes [08/10/2014] Low-carbohydrate diet has a good effect not only on blood glucose, but also on physical functions, bodily pain and general health, according to a diet study including patients with type 2 diabetes.Low-carbohydrate diet improved quality of life in diabetes patients - Read more

Benefits of wellness program for people with MS

Photo: Two people doing yoga at the beach [29/09/2014] Kessler researchers have published a pilot study showing the benefits of a 10-week psychoeducational wellness program in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Improvements were seen in mood, overall mental health, perceived stress, and pain.Benefits of wellness program for people with MS - Read more

Understanding Alzheimer's disease with the help of trisomy 21

Photo: Elderly couple sitting on a bench [19/09/2014] The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer's disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as once thought, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's (UW) Waisman Center. The findings are revealing more information about the earliest stages of the neurodegenerative disease.Understanding Alzheimer's disease with the help of trisomy 21 - Read more

The value of being old in different societies

Photo: Group of people of all ages [08/09/2014] People aged 70 and over who identify themselves as 'old' feel worse about their own health in societies where they perceive they have lower value than younger age groups.The value of being old in different societies - Read more

Nutritional research helps improve care home menus

Photo: Two people cooking [03/09/2014] Nutritional expertise at Northumbria University, Newcastle has helped enhance the menus of a prestigious care provider. Hadrian Healthcare Group commissioned research by Carole Marshall, a registered nutritionist at Northumbria, to identify how their meals could provide improved nutrition and hydration for their residents.Nutritional research helps improve care home menus - Read more

 
 

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