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Surgery decisions should be patient-centered, team-based and physician-led for frail, high-risk seniors Surgery for frail, senior citizen patients can be risky. A new patient-centered, team-based approach to deciding whether these high-risk patients will benefit from surgery is championed in a...
Medical News Today | Apr 14, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Genkyotex's GKT137831 found to reverse fibrosis and improve survival in a model of persistent lung fibrosis Genkyotex, the leading developer of selective NOX enzyme inhibitors, has announced the publication of data showing that GKT137831, a first in class NOX1 and 4 inhibitor, was able to reverse lung...
Medical News Today | Apr 11, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Improving cognition later in life through physical activity Physical activity in midlife seems to protect from dementia in old age, according to a study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland.
Medical News Today | Apr 11, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Computer algorithm accurately predicts aging process For missing children's cases, accurately predicting the aging process is quite tricky. But now, researchers have created a software program that accurately predicts appearance.
Medical News Today | Apr 10, 2014 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UK survey of over 50s reveals the concerns of growing old cloudBuy, the world's first nationwide online social care marketplace in the UK, has launched its national survey, 'The Concerns of Ageing' where it reveals that, 'health issues', 'minds failing...
Medical News Today | Apr 10, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Patients over 65 have more complications after colorectal cancer surgery Most colorectal cancer surgeries are performed on patients older than 65 years, and older patients have worse outcomes than younger patients, although the total number of colon cancer operations...
Medical News Today | Apr 9, 2014 8:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Regular aerobic exercise boosts memory area of brain in older women Regular aerobic exercise seems to boost the size of the area of the brain (hippocampus) involved in verbal memory and learning among women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by age...
Medical News Today | Apr 9, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Painkillers linked to heightened irregular heartbeat risk in older adults Current and recent use of painkillers/anti-inflammatories may be linked to a heightened risk of an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) among older adults, finds a large population study...
Medical News Today | Apr 9, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
For the first time, a degenerated organ is fully restored in a living animal A team from the University of Edinburgh in the UK have made history in regenerative medicine by fully restoring the thymus - a component of the immune system - in very old mice.
Medical News Today | Apr 8, 2014 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Re-evaluating retirement plans becomes more important as baby boomers reach retirement age In a case study of the state of Missouri's Deferred Retirement Option Provision (BackDROP), Curl concluded that states may need to restructure deferred retirement incentives to encourage more employees to remain on the job longer and minimize the disrupti
Medical News Today | Apr 8, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend