Tag: "older" at medical news
A new century of Alzheimer's disease research
...ntia increases with age; half of all people 85 and older
are believed to have some stage of Alzheimer’s. Researchers think this common form of Alzheimer’s is triggered by a combination of normal genetic susceptibilities and other damage, such as from head trauma or unknown environmental insults. Slowly, AB...
Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults
...g under insecticide-treated bed nets might protect older
children and adults from malaria. Most human-to-mosquito transmission originates from adults and children over five years of age, who constitute the bulk of the population and are more attractive to mosquitoes. Current international guidelines r...
Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly
...sh University Medical Center, Chicago, studied 589 older
adults, who did not have cognitive impairment in 1... words and symbols, and perceptual speed. "Among older
persons without manifest cognitive impairment, difficulty in identifying odours predicts subsequent ...
Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected
...ers completely though recovery may take longer in older
people. Some people get complications. Between five and 15 per cent of patients develop a post-Q fever chronic fatigue syndrome that can last many months. Sometimes Q fever can cause a form of pneumonia or hepatitis. And in a small percentage of ...
Accused 13yr Old Admits to Stabbing Her Brother
...her own defense she testified that it was her much older
boyfriend Jeremy Steinke who actually killed her family. The girl who cant be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act,, then 12, said she had been forced to knife her little brother by her adult boyfriend, who only moments ea...
Nicole Richie is Pregnant and Ready to Get Married
... for them to get married!" US Weekly quoted Joel's older
brother, Josh Madden, as saying. Nicole is currently facing DUI charges following her arrest last December for driving on the wrong side of a highway in California. The date for her trial is July 11, and if found guilty, Nicole could be jailed fo...
New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study
...tudy the differences between stem cells taken from older
versus younger individuals....
DNA Sample Suggests Greenland was Much Warmer During Last Ice Age
...storic DNA. Scientists have, in the past, found older
organic matter, but they have not found any uncontaminated DNA that is as old or older
than the Greenland samples....
Exercising Significantly Enhances Quality of Life Among Elders
... in the study was open to people aged 65 years and older
who required medical attention for a fall within a...lecting interventions that are of optimal value to older
people. The study is published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society....
Deep Insights into Type2 Diabetes by Wesley Researchers
...ad Type 2 Diabetes for five years now and as I get older
I know the risks of harmful outcomes from the disease increase. I believe that having my local pharmacist help monitor my blood glucose levels would enable me to take greater control of my condition and improve my overall health. It is hoped that t...
Exercise Reduces Inflammation
...s go up, Vieira said. Thats one of the reasons why older
individuals are more prone to develop inflammation...whats predicting those levels of CRP in an average older
population that is relatively healthy. Perhaps the most notable result of the study, according to ...
Mukherjee Inaugurates Tele-education and Tele-medicine Centres in Addis Ababa
...ols. Many of their students, who now belong to the older
generation still recall their contribution." In fact, here in Ethiopia about 450 professors are teaching in various universities of Ethiopia. An integrated tele-education delivery system software has been provided to bring virtual remote classr...
New Conditions That Will Increase the Risk of Alzheimers Identified
...ge to blood vessels in the brain, says a study of older
adults. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroimaging, also suggests that people exhibiting both conditions are seven-times more likely to develop the disease than their peers. Alzheimers disease, a highly debilitating and ultimately fata...
British Woman Who Has inherited Breast Cancer Wants to Spread Awareness
"The beast" has felled her mother, her older
sister, five of her aunts, one great, great aunt a...ed long enough to see their grandchildren. When my older
sister was diagnosed, her daughter was pregnant and she said she was going to hang on to see the bab...
Risk Factors for Alzheimers Disease
...f cognitive and physical functional limitations in older
adults. She can be reached for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org ....
Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk
...study had a pretty narrow group of participants -- older
adults with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer -- and wasn't designed with diabetes in mind. So further studies are needed to see if selenium supplements truly raise diabetes risk, note the researchers. In an accompanying editorial, Dr. Eliseo G...
Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children
... found that there was a strong association between older
age and longer delays to diagnosis. Possible explanations for this significant observation, according to the authors, include more apparent clinical presentations in younger children or different screening practices depending on age. Third, lower p...
Smoking Linked to Lower Parkinson's Disease Risk
...moking and Parkinson's disease risk in individuals older
than 75. In addition, while the association was strong in white and Asian-American individuals, no association was observed in Hispanic or African-American participants. "The biochemical basis for possible preventative effects of smoking, or of a ...
Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk
...new study has revealed that individuals age 49 and older
with cataract and those age 49 to 74 years with ag...s between visual problems and the risk of death in older
individuals. "The mechanisms for higher mortality associated with visual impairment remain unclear...
Clinicians Ordering Inappropriate Prostate Screenings
...end routine PSA screening for men younger than 40, older
than 75 or who are expected to live less than 10 y...e screening was defined as PSA testing in patients older
than 75 or younger than 40 who had not been diagnosed with prostate cancer, were not taking prostate...
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