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Overweight Older Adults: Omega-3 Lowers Inflammation

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[22/06/2012] New research shows that omega-3 fatty acid supplements can lower inflammation in healthy, but overweight, middle-aged and older adults, suggesting that regular use of these supplements could help protect against and treat certain illnesses.Overweight Older Adults: Omega-3 Lowers Inflammation - Read more

Patients: Protected From Diabetic Eye Disease

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[13/06/2012] Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Centre have completed a study of 158 people who have lived with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 50 years or more with eye examinations and have concluded that a high proportion of this unique group of patients developed little to no diabetic eye disease over time.Patients: Protected From Diabetic Eye Disease - Read more

Sleeping Under 6 Hours: Risk of Stroke for Normal-weight Adults

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[12/06/2012] Habitually sleeping less than six hours a night significantly increases the risk of stroke symptoms among middle-age to older adults who are of normal weight and at low risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study of 5,666 people followed for up to three years.Sleeping Under 6 Hours: Risk of Stroke for Normal-weight Adults - Read more

Large Waistlines: Increased Mortality Risk Older People

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[11/06/2012] Older people with large waistlines have a higher mortality rate than those with a slim waistline. This was shown in a new study conducted by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.Large Waistlines: Increased Mortality Risk Older People - Read more

Colon Cancer: Worse Prognosis for Younger Patients

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[01/06/2012] Younger patients with colorectal cancer were more likely to present advanced stage tumours at diagnosis and metastasize much sooner, yet had better than or equal survival to patients 50 and older, according to a study led by Doctor Edith Mitchell of Thomas Jefferson University.Colon Cancer: Worse Prognosis for Younger Patients - Read more

Women: High Levels of Activity Aid Arterial Functioning

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[31/05/2012] Indiana University researchers found that the highly active middle-aged subjects in their study appear to avoid the arterial stiffening – when arteries become less compliant as blood pumps through the body – that typically comes with aging.Women: High Levels of Activity Aid Arterial Functioning - Read more

Age: "Personality Genes" May Help Account for Longevity

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[25/05/2012] Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that personality traits like being outgoing, optimistic, easygoing, and enjoying laughter as well as staying engaged in activities may also be part of the longevity genes mix.Age: "Personality Genes" May Help Account for Longevity - Read more

Mitochondria: Breakthrough for Degenerative Vision Disorder

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[25/04/2012] A research team, led by Doctor John Guy of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami, has pioneered a novel technological treatment for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), an inherited genetic defect that causes rapid, permanent, and bilateral loss of vision in people of all ages, but primarily males ages 20-40.Mitochondria: Breakthrough for Degenerative Vision Disorder - Read more

Sex Differences: Science of Sleep Disorders

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[18/04/2012] Sleep problems are more widely reported in women than men, and women are 1.4 times more likely to experience insomnia than men. To address the specifics of sex differences in sleep disorders, the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) hosted the congressional briefing, "Sleep Disorders and You: How challenges to sleep impact every aspect of your life".Sex Differences: Science of Sleep Disorders - Read more

Children's Immune System: Resistance Against Influenza

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[12/04/2012] Scientists found out that there may be a connection between age and susceptibility to the influenza virus. But this phenomenon cannot be explained by frailty in general, because it is not obvious that very small children and the very old are the biggest risk groups. Children's Immune System: Resistance Against Influenza - Read more

 
 
 
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