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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

Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier

Photo: Elderly woman laughing [03/09/2014] Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – they are receiving a health boost. A new study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, is the first to take a broad-brush look at all the available peer-reviewed evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits of formal volunteering for older adults.Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier - Read more

Booming mobile health app market needs more consumer confidence

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Graphic: Smartphone measures cardiac frequency [04/08/2014] Smart phones and mobile devices are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed with mobile health ("mHealth") apps capable of providing everything from cardiac measurements to sonograms.Booming mobile health app market needs more consumer confidence - Read more

Youth with autism spectrum disorder need better health care transition services

Photo: Teenager at the doctor [11/07/2014] As of 2014, approximately one out of every 68 children born has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Historically, less than one in four youth with ASD successfully transitions into a fully independent adult. Youth with autism spectrum disorder need better health care transition services - Read more

Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients

Photo: Older men playing soccer [13/06/2014] Studies show that 24 weeks of twice-weekly recreational soccer training sessions lower blood pressure and improves heart function in men with high blood pressure and men with type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, men with type 2 diabetes lost 12 percent of their abdominal fat and reduced their blood sugar 20 percent more than inactive control subjects.Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients - Read more

New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds

[04/06/2014] Over 35,000 people lived to 100 years or more in England over the last ten years, with a large proportion subsequently dying from frailty exacerbated by pneumonia, according to a new study by King's College London. With the number of centenarians set to grow, end-of-life care needs to be tailored to the increasing frailty in this age group, warn the King's palliative care researchers.New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds - Read more

Breastfeeding initiation and success is impacted by diabetes status of mother

Photo: Mother breastfeeds her child [02/06/2014] Women diagnosed with diabetes before or during pregnancy are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding their newborns than women without diabetes, a new study suggests. Breastfeeding initiation and success is impacted by diabetes status of mother - Read more

One in 5 Older Americans Take Medications that Work against Each Other

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Photo: Elderly woman holding drugs in her hand [12/05/2014] About three out of four older Americans have multiple chronic health conditions, and more than 20 percent of them are being treated with drugs that work at odds with each other – the medication being used for one condition can actually make the other condition worse.One in 5 Older Americans Take Medications that Work against Each Other - Read more

 
 

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