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Does poor sleep increase risk of dementia? New research has uncovered an association between having lower levels of oxygen while sleeping, less deep sleep and the development of brain lesions associated with dementia.
Medical News Today | Dec 11, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Combination chemotherapy for aggressive acute myeloid leukemia reduces adverse effects; older patient population benefits Patients who relapse in their battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may benefit from a phase three study of therapies that combine an existing agent, cytarabine, with a newer compound, vosaroxin.
Medical News Today | Dec 11, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New targets for therapy identified for chronic lymphocytic leukemia Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is among the most frequent leukemias affecting adults in Western countries.
Medical News Today | Dec 10, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Researchers at Mainz University explore new approach for treating Alzheimer's disease It is estimated that about 35 million people worldwide currently suffer from dementia and it is expected that the number will increase to 135 million by the year 2050.
Medical News Today | Dec 9, 2014 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Experts urge caution in implementing pay-for-performance schemes tied to coordinating 'transitional care' of older adults In what is believed to be the first interview-style qualitative study of its kind among health care providers in the trenches, a team led by a Johns Hopkins geriatrician has further documented...
Medical News Today | Dec 8, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Association between common prostate cancer treatment and decreased survival in older men A common prostate cancer therapy should not be used in men whose cancer has not spread beyond the prostate, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.
Medical News Today | Dec 8, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Clothes developed that can monitor and transmit biomedical info on wearers Researchers at Universite Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers have developed smart textiles able to monitor and transmit wearers' biomedical...
Medical News Today | Dec 7, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Patients with spinal compression fractures may not need to wear a brace Compression fractures in the spine due to osteoporosis, a common condition causing progressive bone loss and increased fracture risk, are especially common in older women.
Medical News Today | Dec 7, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How strong do you think you are? British studies shine light on how strength changes across life Researchers from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU), University of Southampton have shed new light on how grip strength changes across the lifespan.
Medical News Today | Dec 5, 2014 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Groundbreaking wireless material may restore sight to blind retinas The aging process affects everything from cardiovascular function to memory to sexuality. Most worrisome for many, however, is the potential loss of eyesight due to retinal degeneration.
Medical News Today | Dec 5, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend