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Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...ods were now popular because health-conscious baby boomers had made them the leading trend in the United States food industry, he said. "When you extract something from a food and put into a pill, you don't necessarily know it is still active. "It may be more concentrated but it may not be biologically a...

As the US Population Ages, Hospital and Doctors Visits Shoot Up

Baby boomers are getting older, necessitating more and more vis...A is getting battered Iraq and elsewhere, the baby boomers too seem to be panting for breath. Hospital and doctor visits in the United States have surged by ...

Cure for Reading Glasses?

...ven larger market than LASIK encompassing the baby boomers who potentially have more disposable income." Dello Russo, who played a prominent role in the clinical trials as a former FDA researcher by helping to develop and improve the laser surgery procedure now known as LASIK, explains that the new approac...

New AMA Survey Finds Medicare Cuts Will Hurt Seniors

... their practices," cautioned Dr. Wilson. "The baby boomers begin entering the program in 2010, and the Medicare cuts increase the likelihood that there may not be enough doctors to care for the huge influx of new Medicare patients." The AMA is helping Americans share their concerns about the Medicare cuts ...

Statisticians Alarmed As Canada Zooms Towards Labour Shortage

...therefore, the potential rapid exit of these aging boomers from the labour market.” Accordingly, by 2011 almost one-fifth of baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – will be at least 61 years of age and pushing ever closer to ret...

New Bill Introduced in US to Promote Public Health

.... This is an especially critical measure as baby boomers approach retirement in greater numbers than ever b... possibly comprising more than one generation.Baby boomers presently make up the lion's share of the political, cultural, industrial, and academic leadership c...

Over 50s Most Concerned About Global Warming

...heating and food. The report shows that the baby boomers have a carbon footprint of 13.52 tonnes/capita per year compared with the average UK citizens of 11.81 tonnes. Carbon intensive activities, such as high car dependence, holidays abroad and eating out, are key factors contributing to the size of their...

Sanitation and Science Prevent Norovirus Spread

...urther heightened by an aging population. “We baby boomers are no longer in the prime of our immune system. We’re not only losing the ability to fight the virus off, but if we do get the virus, we suffer greater consequences,” Margolin says, explaining the prevalence of outbreaks in elderly facilities. Fin...

Physicians Enlisted in Efforts to Keep Demented Drivers Off the Road

The surge of baby boomers now entering their 60s means more drivers on the road who may be impaired by dementia or other cognitive impairments linked to aging//. Researchers at the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) of Washington University School of Medicine in St. ...

Hoosiers Live at the Mercy of Nursing Homes

...erts agree that their numbers will explode as baby boomers age. There is only one state-funded program that is assigned to help at least some of this population, but they have 134 on its waiting list. The director of that program locally, Ruth Anne Sprunger, said, 'We get calls all the time from nursing hom...

Care about extra weight, even if it is an additional few pounds

Baby boomers may get a bit unnerved, for a new study has shown that even few pounds overweight entails a whole lot of health risks including premature death, as compared// to those who maintain the optimum weight. This finding was reported after a study wa...

A “Leaky” Blood-Brain Barrier and Alzheimer痵

...exceed $100 billion each year. As the wave of baby boomers continues to age it is apparent that the number of people with AD will increase, along with the costs for care. While no one knows the precise underlying cause leading to the characteristic pathology of the disease, a new study finds that a “leaky” b...

Baby Boomers Visit Doctors As Frequently As They Visit the Gym

... boomeritis, which has necessitated that many baby boomers need knee and hip replacements, surgery for cartil...he warranty on some body parts. That's why so many boomers are breaking down. It ought to be called Generation Ouch." According to a National Ambulatory medic...

The older generation today, better off then predecessors.

... 60 days of life, to make a real difference if the boomers are to, in the words of an old song, bow out gracefully. So is it a health crisis at hand?...

Baby Boomers: Shape up or get shipped out!

...shocking to find that the rates of obesity in baby boomers have soared by nearly 60 per cent and a staggering... of today. During a survey initiated amongst baby boomers and senior citizens, findings showed that nearly 30% of Baby boomers were obese as against 24% of se...

Homecare Association Highlights Cost-Effectiveness of Medicare and Medicaid

...o the nation's healthcare needs especially as baby boomers near Medicare eligibility. The expected growth in number of Medicare beneficiaries and the increasing length of time they will need healthcare services should encourage policymakers to keep cost-effective care methods such as homecare in mind as they...

ESRC offers new dynamics for old in UK

... existing pensioners, but also those post-war baby boomers who are now aged 40-65 - people who have very different retirement expectations. Other ESRC research funding into ageing, includes major research programs, individual research grants, and studentships. The ESRC funded program, Simulating Social...

Researchers Relate Arthritis And Obesity With Baby-Boomers

Researchers had linked the generation of baby boomers (people born between the years 1926 and 1945) with obesity and increased incidence of obesity-related arthritis, than the people from the generation before. // The study was done by the researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and publis...

Breakthrough in eye treatment

Millions of baby boomers and seniors are now using different sets of glasses to see and read far away or close up. Till now, the only alternative to glasses and contact lens, was laser surgery. Researchers at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, felt that this was a breakthrough - beca...

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