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One in 5 over-65s who drink alcohol do so at unsafe levels

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Photo: An older man drinking beer [26/08/2015] One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels - over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week - according to a study by King's College London. The research in inner-city London, published in BMJ Open, found these unsafe older drinkers are more likely to be of higher socioeconomic status.One in 5 over-65s who drink alcohol do so at unsafe levels - Read more

Physical activity linked to greater mental flexibility in older adults

Photo: Elderly couple walking in a wood [26/08/2015] Physically fit people tend to have larger brain volumes and more intact white matter than their less-fit peers. Now a new study reveals that older adults who regularly engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity have more variable brain activity at rest than those who don't. This variability is associated with better cognitive performance, researchers say.Physical activity linked to greater mental flexibility in older adults - Read more

Eating away at cognitive decline

Photo: Hands holding a bowl of blueberries [24/08/2015] Eating a group of specific foods known as the MIND diet may slow cognitive decline among aging adults, even when the person is not at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center. This finding is in addition to a previous study by the research team that found that the MIND diet may reduce a person's risk in developing Alzheimer's disease. Eating away at cognitive decline - Read more

Potential biomarker for pre-diabetes discovered

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Graphic: Sign with the words [24/08/2015] Researchers from Virginia Tech made the connection by analyzing blood samples taken from 40 participants enrolled in the diaBEAT-it program, a long-term study run by the Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center.Potential biomarker for pre-diabetes discovered - Read more

Dementia: better care before research for Alzheimer's cure

Photo: Note that remembers to take medication [19/08/2015] More than $100 million in federal funding was spent last year toward searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. However, if given the choice, most people with dementia and those caring for them would like to see the money go elsewhere. Dementia: better care before research for Alzheimer's cure - Read more

Many seniors overestimate their mobility

Photo: Woman with walking aid [17/08/2015] Many seniors who visit emergency departments require more assistance with physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on. Many seniors overestimate their mobility - Read more

Surprising new view on the causes of cerebral palsy

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Photo: MRI images of children's brains [12/08/2015] In a new game-changing Canadian study, a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts' understanding of the condition on its head.Surprising new view on the causes of cerebral palsy - Read more

Non-surgical approach helps paralyzed people move their legs

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Photo: A man's legs move with electrodes attached [10/08/2015] In a study conducted at UCLA, five men who had been completely paralyzed were able to move their legs in a rhythmic motion thanks to a new, noninvasive procedure that stimulates the spinal cord.Non-surgical approach helps paralyzed people move their legs - Read more

High intensity training helps ease arthritis pains

Photo: Two women exercising [03/08/2015] Fingers and toes slowly but surely become stiff and painful. A nice morning stretch is no longer all it takes to get your body moving. Arthritis is a chronic illness that causes inflammation in your joints. Arthritis can destroy your joints, which causes weakness and loss of movement. Patients with arthritis often have reduced endurance, and are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.High intensity training helps ease arthritis pains - Read more

New devices are driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes

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Graphic: Stent is passed through an artery [03/08/2015] In the last decade, Intra-Arterial (IA) stroke therapy has gained notable momentum as an effective and safe treatment option for patients. Two new studies further reinforce the value and progress of IA treatment with conclusions that the innovative new devices that facilitate this approach are reducing treatment times, improving outcomes and decreasing mortality rates. New devices are driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes - Read more

 
 

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