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Appetite-stimulating hormone is first potential medical treatment for frailty in older women

PHILADELPHIA Older women suffering from clinical frailty stand to benefit from the first potential medical treatment for the condition, according to a study presented today by Penn Medicine researchers at ENDO, The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting. Ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appet...

Hormone-Boosting Drug May Help Treat Frailty

Older adults who took capromorelin had boost in lean body mass TUESDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A drug designed to increase the body's production of growth hormone may help treat frailty in older adults, a new study shows. Older adults have greatly reduced production of growth ...

Physical Frailty Could Predict Alzheimer's Disease

Waning of strength, agility tied to brain damage, even in the absence of dementia WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Physical frailty among the elderly may be linked to early Alzheimer's disease, regardless of whether or not patients develop dementia, new research reveals. The f...

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...

The Psychology of Frailty: An Identity Crisis Among the Elderly - Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's Dr. Howard Fillit to Co-Chair Symposium

...PRNewswire/ -- "People are actually more afraid of frailty than they are of dying," says Dr. Howard Fillit ,...period of increasing frailty. People going through frailty often experience an identity crisis, much like a y... Robert N. Butler will co-chair the "Psychology of frailty Symposium" at the International Association of Ger...

An anti-frailty pill for seniors?

...d 20 percent of muscle mass loss associated with normal aging. "Our study opens the door to the possibility of developing treatments that avert the frailty of aging," explains Dr. Michael O. Thorner, a nationally recognized researcher of growth hormone regulation and a professor of internal medicine and n...

ASP announces 2008 T. Franklin Williams Scholars

...riatric Medicine George C. Wang, MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Immunology Dysregulations and Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of frailty of Older Age: The Role of Chronic Cytomegalovirus Infection ASP-American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging Award ...

Keck Futures Initiative awards $1M for 15 research projects

...University of Texas, San Antonio DEVELOPMENT OF A SMALL PRIMATE MODEL OF frailty - $25,000 frailty has been defined as a wasting syndrome characterized by weight loss, fatigu...

A Little Help Can Boost Holiday Joy for Elderly

... Loved ones can assist them to overcome issues of frailty or mental health, experts say SATURDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Older relatives who are frail or ill have special emotional, mental an...

Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

...findings also remain uncertain: whether such an association indicates that visual impairment, age-related eye disease or both are markers of aging and frailty or whether these ocular conditions accelerate aging, thus leading to relatively earlier death in older persons," they conclude. "If a direct ...
Frailty in Medical Technology

Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

...esident Pat Lindamood know all too well the impacts of PMO. Lindamood realized she had osteoporosis when her dentist refused to work on her due to the frailty of her jaw. She quickly sought treatment from area doctor, Chad Deal, M.D. and, thanks to her active lifestyle and the benefits of medications, she is...

Modigene Platform Validated in Independent Phase III Trial of CTP Technology

...trial was the largest double-blind fertility trial ever conducted. Human growth hormone (hGH), which is used to treat growth failure in children and frailty in adults, must currently be injected between three and seven times per week, while interferon beta (IFN-Beta), which is prescribed for the treatment ...

Award-Winning Medicine Wheel Returns to the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts on Dec. 1 for 24-hour Vigil Recognizing World AIDS Day

...ith the gravity of the public health message regarding youth and HIV/AIDS. "Each bucket is a meditation -- on the vulnerability of our youth, on the frailty of humanity, but also on our ability to respond with hope and awareness." said Michael Dowling, Artistic Director, Medicine Wheel Productions, the cre...

Acceleron Pharma's ACE-031 Increases Muscle Mass and Strength in Preclinical Studies

... obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic kidney disease and, (4) age-related muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, in which generalized muscle loss and frailty leads to frequent falls and morbidity and mortality from broken bones. A drug candidate that would increase muscle mass and strength is expected to pr...

Accelreon Pharma's ACE-031Shown to Increase Muscle Mass in Preclinical Studies

... obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic kidney disease and, (4) age-related muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, in which generalized muscle loss and frailty leads to frequent falls and morbidity and mortality from broken bones. A drug candidate that would increase muscle mass and strength is expected to pr...
Frailty in Biological News

Long-term study of middle-aged mice shows

...ans is an important health concern," says Christoph Westphal, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Sirtris, a GSK Company. "This study informs us how frailty in mice can be delayed, and this knowledge could help us translate preclinical benefits to humans. We are in clinical trials with SRT501, our propriet...

Stem cells engage in dialogue with the cells that regulate their futures

... in the body. For example, if cell multiplication in a niche gets out of hand, cancer might form. A decline in cell production might contribute to the frailty of old age. While a few stem-cell niches have been known for a long time, what's been harder to discover are the characteristics of the cells ma...
Frailty in Biological Technology

Stephen H. Friend, MD, PhD to Keynote at Defined Health's 9th Annual Therapeutic Insight Conference

... The following industry and key opinion leaders are among those who will discuss key industry issues and trends in oncology, pain, COPD, biologics and frailty in aging: John Babiak, PhD, SVP, Discovery Technologies, PTC Therapeutics, Inc. Karen Bernstein , PhD , Chairman &...
Frailty in Biological Definition

Human

...explicitly given dominion over the Earth and all of its creatures. Alongside such claims of dominance we often find radical pessimism because of the frailty and brevity of human life . In the Hebrew Bible, for example, dominion of man is promised in Genesis 1:28, but the author of Ecclesiastes bewails...
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