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Aging: Study Suggests Reduced Risk of Dementia

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Photo: Dementia [22/04/2013] A new Swedish study shows the risk of developing dementia may have declined over the past 20 years, in direct contrast to what many previously assumed. The result is based on data from the SNAC-K, an ongoing study on aging and health started in 1987.Aging: Study Suggests Reduced Risk of Dementia - Read more

Social Media: Support for Health of Older People

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Photo: Smartphone [16/04/2013] The use of social media by older people can offer valuable additional support in cases of sickness and diseases, new research from the University of Luxembourg has shown. Social Media: Support for Health of Older People - Read more

New Implant: Regaining Proper Hearing At Last

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Photo: Prototype of new hearing aid [03/04/2013] Around 17 million people in Germany suffer from impaired hearing. For many of them, their hearing is so damaged that a standard hearing aid is no longer enough. A new device will improve patients’ hearing and can be implanted during outpatient surgery.New Implant: Regaining Proper Hearing At Last - Read more

Diabetes Type 1: Health Risk of Youth

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Photo: Girl with diabetes [28/03/2013] Adolescent type 1 diabetes patients face greater risk for heart attacks, strokes, blindness and kidney failure later in life if their transition from pediatric to adult care is not carefully managed, two researchers at the University of Colorado have found.Diabetes Type 1: Health Risk of Youth - Read more

Cell Death: Discovery of Destructive Protein

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Photo: Neuroprotection [12/03/2013] Oxidative stress turns a protein that normally protects healthy cells into their executioner, according to a current study. This discovery could help scientists develop therapies to combat a host of conditions from stroke to Lou Gehrig's disease.Cell Death: Discovery of Destructive Protein - Read more

National Health: UK Lags Behind Europe

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Photo: Health in UK [12/03/2013] A new paper reveals that UK lags behind much of Europe on key measures of health: British people spend more time with chronic illness and disability than most Europeans. Young adults are hit hard by alcohol and drug use.National Health: UK Lags Behind Europe - Read more

Poor Sleep in Old Age: Brain Prevented from Storing Memories

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Photo: Older man sleeping [29/01/2013] The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as we grow older has been elusive. But for the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a link between these hallmark maladies of old age.Poor Sleep in Old Age: Brain Prevented from Storing Memories - Read more

USA: Health Disadvantages in All Groups

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Photo: Population [15/01/2013] On average, Americans from all ages and socioeconomic groups die sooner and experience higher rates of disease and injury than people in other high-income countries, says a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine.USA: Health Disadvantages in All Groups - Read more

Age: Longevity Increases Not Benefitting Everybody

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Photo: Elderly people [17/12/2012] Global lifespans have risen dramatically in the past 40 years, but the increased life expectancy is not benefitting everybody equally, say University of Toronto researchers. In particular, adult males from low- and middle-income countries are losing ground.Age: Longevity Increases Not Benefitting Everybody - Read more

End-of-Life Care: Experts Offer Tips to Resolve Conflicts

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Photo: Old hand and young hand [28/11/2012] It's one of the toughest questions patients and their loved ones can discuss with physicians: When is further medical treatment futile? The conversation can become even more difficult if patients or their families disagree with health care providers' recommendations on end-of-life care.End-of-Life Care: Experts Offer Tips to Resolve Conflicts - Read more