Immune cells from patients with rheumatoid arthritis have prematurely aged chromosomes
Telomeres, structures that cap the ends of cells' chromosomes, grow shorter with each round of cell division unless a specialized enzyme replenishes them. Maintaining telomeres is thought to be important for healthy aging and cancer prevention.
By this measure, T cells, or white blood cells, fr...
'Super' aged brains reveal first secrets of sharp memory in old age
CHICAGO --- Maybe you have an 85-year-old grandfather who still whips through the newspaper crossword puzzle every morning or a 94-year-old aunt who never forgets a name or a face. They don't seem to suffer the ravages of memory that beset most people as they age.
Researchers at Northwestern U...
FDA Approves Nasacort AQ(R) Nasal Spray for Children Aged 2-5 years old
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted in the U.S.
demonstrated both the efficacy and safety of Nasacort AQ(R) in children with nasal symptoms associated with perennial allergic rhinitis
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis
Women's Health Guide Aged 18-39 Released on NHS Choices
LONDON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Choices ( http://www.nhs.uk ), the
digital 'front door' to the NHS, launches a Live well guide on women's
18-39 aimed at helping women find out more about maintaining a
Based on NHS accredited information, the women's health ...
NHS Choices Launches Guide to Child Health Aged 0-1
LONDON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Choices ( http://www.nhs.uk ), the
digital 'front door' to the NHS, launches a new Live well bundle on child
health 0-1 aimed at helping people find out more about keeping their baby
healthy and well.
Based on NHS accredited information, the child health ...
New Data Presented at ACAAI Informs on the Safety and Efficacy of Nasacort AQ Nasal Spray in a Trial of Children Aged 2-5 Years Old with Year-Round Allergic Rhinitis
Data Also Showed That Over a 6 Month Period, Nasacort AQ Did Not Cause Significant Adrenal Suppression in This Same Age Group
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data presented at
the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) annual meeting
AMA Calls For Calm Approach To Aged Care Illness Outbreaks
AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today called for a calm and rational approach to addressing illness outbreaks in aged
care residences in the wake// of the deaths at Broughton Hall in Melbourne.
Dr Haikerwal said the Broughton Hall gastro outbreak is a tragedy, but the AMA believes it is ...
AMA Urges Government To Amend Aged Care Legislation
AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today the Government must amend its new aged
care legislation to protect vulnerable// elderly Australians from abuse in aged
The proposed Aged
Care Amendment (Security and Protection) Bill 2007, which the Government hopes to implement...
Hipbone Replaced in an Aged Woman in India
Shimla: Doctors in Himachal Pradesh claim to have successfully carried out a hip replacement for a 97-year-old woman.//
Shakunthala Devi had slipped and broken her hipbone in a village in Kangra valley, 220 km from here, last month. Though her age was not conducive to a hip replacement, the d...
A Better Health Deal for Aged Care Residents
The AMA met yesterday with the office of Minister for Ageing, Senator Santo Santoro, to discuss the issue of GPs attending aged
care facilities, //as set out in the AMA's Federal Budget Submission 2007-08.
The current structure of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) makes it very difficult ...
Lowering Contrast Material Injection in Aged Patients is Cost-effective and can Offset Risks
A new study has found that it is better to alter the dosage of senior patients undergoing multi-detector CT examination of the pancreas //and biliary region, by bringing it down by 10%. This would lower the cost of the examination as well as the risk of complications. This study was conducted by th...
Gene linked to Hearing Loss in Aged Identified
Loss of hearing in the elderly has been blamed on defects in a specific gene according to studies by Dutch researchers.//
It has been estimated that about 37% of Britons from ages 61 to 70 and 60% of those from ages 71 to 80 about 6.5m people are said to have age-related hearing loss.
Improving Vitamin D Levels in Aged Care Residents
Researchers from the Royal Adelaide Hospital may have found a cheap, safe and effective way to prevent Australians in residential aged
care from becoming vitamin D deficient.//
The method is tested in a study published in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia.
Docs In Scotland Want Cigarette Buying Permissible Only To People Aged 18 And Over
Doctors in Scotland are calling for an increase in the age from 16 to 18 to be able to legally buy cigarettes. This is the latest attempt to deter young people// from getting hooked on cigarettes.
This call was made at the opening of the annual conference of BMA Scotland. A report released o...
More Than 50 Percent Indians Aged Over 40 Have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure
A new study conducted over the past three years has found that increasingly stress and a chaotic lifestyle are wrecking havoc on the health of the people. // More than 50 percent of the population aged
over 40 years is battling metabolic syndrome, a condition that increases the risk of heart attack...
Crazy Things - Children aged five joining junior gym
‘Kid gyms’ have aroused as fear about childhood obesity grows and thus private fitness clubs rush// to install child-sized machines, during the past two years. Biggest Junior gym firms, like Shokk and Zig Zag was build...
Majority of Middle Aged People Suffer from - High BP, High Sugar, Pot Belly
With rising stress levels and erratic lifestyle playing havoc with health, a new study has found that more than half of the population over the age of 40 suffers// from metabolic syndrome, a condition which predisposes people to heart attack and stroke.
"As high as 52 per cent of the people i...
Abuse of Aged Will Not be Taken Lightly
A federal body is to be vested with blanket powers to investigate allegations of abuse and inadequate care in nursing homes, with a move to implement remedial measures to halt the abuse of elderly people. //
There is also an increase in the May budget for care of the aged
with certain modific...
Skin Cancer Cream Has A Protective Effect On Prematurely Aged Skin?
The findings of a new study show that Aldara (imiquimod) Cream 5 percent, which is a topical skin cancer cream, could also halt the process of premature aging and improve the complexion of the skin to a fair degree.// The cream also showed marked improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, dyspigmentation...
Folic Acid Retards Mental Decline In Middle Aged Subjects
A new study conducted by scientists at Wageningen University, Netherlands has proposed// that Folic acid( also known as Vitamin B6) can slow down the cognitive decline in middle aged
Folic acid or Vitamin B9 has been known to help in the brain development of foetus and infants for a...
Folic acid retards mental decline in middle aged
Folic acid or Vitamin B9 has been known to help in the brain development of foetus and infants for a //long time now. Due to this reason it is administered to pregnant women. A new study conducted by scientists at Wageningen University, Netherlands has proposed that this vitamin can slow down the c...
Causes of weakness in the aged
According to a new study it is observed that the first links between physiologic measurements and frailty. Some older people become frail and subject to a wide range of problems such as disability, hospitalization and institutionalization.// They are also more likely to die than their non-frail cou...
Preventing mental decline in the aged
According to a new study, it has been found that there are ways to keep your mental abilities sharp as you age. Mental decline is not a specific part of life. The older population is growing rapidly and people// are typically living longer. The ability to know, think, learn and judge, known as cog...
Mild Depression may guard aged women
Contravening a pile of evidence to the contrary, researchers reported, that mild depression may probably protect elderly women from premature death. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, studied 3500 men and women ages 60 //and older who were interviewed every three years from 19...
The effect of heart rate in middle aged men
Now, it is the era where one fights battle towards eternity and hence the researches over the same.Number of mortality and morbidity indicators preclude the existance of newer solutions to fight for the same.
As a result of such on going research , Dr. Simona Giampaoli, from the Istituto Super...
Obesity One of the Cause of Frailty among the Aged
Obesity during older age results in grave consequences. People who are in their 60s and 70s should loss weight through diet and exercise. This increases their physical function// and helps them to reduce frailty. Otherwise it might lead to a loss of functional independence in the community, by pred...
NHS To Take Extra Care Of The Aged
All NHS hospitals are now required to appoint a senior nurse so that the elderly are treated with dignity in the hospitals, according to new rules issued by the government. // Ministers said there would be an attitude of zero tolerance towards any abuse of the older patients in the hospitals.
Running delays disability in the aged
Researchers in their new study shows that members of a 'seniors' running club held back disability and lived longer than people who did not run. Researchers at Stanford University have been looking// at the effects of aerobic exercise on the health and wellbeing of a group of older people. They com...
Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk
...remove their breasts or ovaries in order to reduce the likelihood of developing cancer, English researchers report.
Their study included 211 women, aged
35 to 45, with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, which are known to increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The women found out about their incre...
Beetroot Juice May Boost Stamina
...athletes, elderly people and those with cardiovascular, respiratory or metabolic diseases, the study authors suggest.
The study included eight men, aged
19 to 38, who drank 500 milliliters a day of organic beetroot juice for six consecutive days. They then completed a series of tests on an exercise bik...
AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes
Non-Hispanic whites: 14.9 million, or 9.8% of all non-Hispanic whites aged
20 years or older, have diabetes.
Non-Hispanic blacks: 3.7 million, or 14.7% of all non-Hispanic blacks aged
20 years or older, have diabetes.
Moreover, health dispariti...
Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?
...ccording to the CDC, more than 51 million school hours are lost each year nationwide because of dental-related illness, and more than half of children aged
five to nine have had at least one cavity or filling, with 78 percent of 17-year-olds having experienced tooth decay.
"We encourage our member...
Coastal Contacts Helps Students Set Sights on Good Grades with $19.95 Glasses
...ions from the blackboard difficult and embarrassing for students.
One in four children is likely to need vision correction while they are school aged
according to The American Public Health Association, and this can become very expensive for parents along with all of the other school supplies and ne...
GetOnlineQuotes.com to Offer AARP/United Healthcare Medicare Supplement Insurance to Florida Residents
...AARP is the biggest membership organization in the United States for adults aged
65 and older.
For customers who are confused about which AARP Medigap ...ducts to our clients because we believe that they are great plans for those aged
65 and older who wish to get the most for their money," Messett explai...
U.S. Spending on Mental Health Care Soaring
...,825 to $1,591.
In the Monday study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry , researchers reported that 10.12 percent of U.S. residents aged
6 and over, or 27 million people, were using antidepressants in 2005, compared to 5.84 percent, or 13.3 million people, in 1996.
The increase seeme...
Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease
She is a leader of the trial, which is now recruiting 10,000 men aged
60 and older and 10,000 women aged
65 and older. The researchers will test not only the effect of omega-3 fatt...
ICBS to focus on pharmaceutical and environmental markets
...worldwide, for people over 55 years of age. The incidence of AMD in persons aged
55 is 1% and increases to 15% for persons aged
80. This debilitating disease has proven to be difficult to treat and only ...
Brain Fitness Reduces Risk of Onset of Depressive Symptoms
...risk for poor health outcomes and complications from other disorders. The new findings on brain fitness are part of an ongoing study of healthy adults aged
65 and older funded by the National Institutes of Health and known as the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) study...
With a Broken Hip Comes Higher Risk for Dying
...according to the study, which is reported in the Aug. 4 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal .
The study, which included 7,753 people aged
50 and older from all parts of Canada, found that a hip fracture increases the risk of death 3.2-fold and a spinal fracture increases the risk 2.7-fol...
President's Council Announces Top 5 Winners of 2009 National President's Challenge
..., log their activity and track their progress. To complete the challenge, participants 18 and older needed to be active 30 minutes a day, while youth aged
6-17 needed to be active an hour a day.
"The President's Council is pleased to congratulate each of the top five winners of this year's Nationa...