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Leukoaraiosis: Altered Brain Function in Elderly

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[13/08/2012] Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say a common condition called leukoaraiosis is not harmless. It is made up of tiny areas in the brain that have been deprived of oxygen and appear as bright white dots on MRI scans. It is a part of the aging process, but rather a disease that alters brain function in the elderly.Leukoaraiosis: Altered Brain Function in Elderly - Read more

Robotic Intelligence: Assistance for The Elderly

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[02/08/2012] A team of EU-funded researchers has developed a robotic companion and intelligent home environment that could help elderly people live richer and more independent lives and reduce the burden placed on healthcare services.Robotic Intelligence: Assistance for The Elderly - Read more

Cholesterol: New Lipid Screening Guidelines for Children

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[24/07/2012] Recent guidelines recommending cholesterol tests for children fail to weigh health benefits against potential harms and costs, according to three physician-researchers at University of California – San Francisco.Cholesterol: New Lipid Screening Guidelines for Children - Read more

Herpes: Virus Throws a Wrench in The Immune System

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[17/07/2012] The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a member of the herpes virus family. Although most people carry CMV for life, it hardly ever makes them sick. Researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and from the USA have now unveiled long term consequences of the on-going presence of CMV.Herpes: Virus Throws a Wrench in The Immune System - Read more

Agencies: Dangerous Caregivers for Elderly

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[12/07/2012] Agencies place unqualified, possibly criminal caregivers in homes of vulnerable seniors. Study shows ways of prevention. Agencies: Dangerous Caregivers for Elderly - Read more

Debilitating Eyesight: Good News for Aging Eyes

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[06/07/2012] Today’s senior citizens are reporting fewer visual impairment problems than their counterparts from a generation ago, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Debilitating Eyesight: Good News for Aging Eyes - Read more

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