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Low-cal regimen influences brain gene expression as female mice age The adage 'you are what you eat' has been around for years. Now, important new research provides another reason to be careful with your calories.
Medical News Today | Nov 19, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Weight loss of 10 percent or more in seniors significantly raises hip fracture risk While a low body mass index (BMI) of less than 20 kg/m2 has been shown to be an independent risk factor for hip fractures, far less is known about the relationship of body weight changes on hip...
Medical News Today | Nov 18, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Osteoporotic fractures cost China's healthcare system close to 10 billion USD annually First study to forecast incidence and costs of osteoporotic fractures in China projects that due to aging population, the incidence and costs of fractures will double by 2035; costs will rocket to...
Medical News Today | Nov 18, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mechanism uncovered that controls the fitness of cells, impacting aging and disease A novel looping mechanism that involves the end caps of DNA may help explain the aging of cells and how they initiate and transmit disease, according to new research from UT Southwestern Medical...
Medical News Today | Nov 18, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Decline in ability to perform daily tasks an increased risk for older women with breathing problems during sleep Older women with disordered breathing during sleep were found to be at greater risk of decline in the ability to perform daily activities, such as grocery shopping and meal preparation, according to...
Medical News Today | Nov 17, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Researchers identify new neurological disorder linked to Alzheimer's Primary age-related tauopathy, or PART, is a neurological disorder identified in a new study. Like Alzheimer's, it causes memory impairment, but its brain pathology is different.
Medical News Today | Nov 14, 2014 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Older Americans unversed in the Internet 'know less about health' Internet literacy is tied to health literacy in older Americans, and many may find themselves sidelined by the digital divide where health knowledge is concerned, say researchers.
Medical News Today | Nov 14, 2014 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Models show that the number of Alzheimer's patients will more than double in 40 years, and costs associated with their care will nearly quintuple As baby boomers reach their sunset years, shifting nationwide demographics with them, the financial burden of Alzheimer's disease on the United States will skyrocket from $307 billion annually to $1.
Medical News Today | Nov 14, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Flu shots effective for seniors, says new review A new review concludes that for the elderly, seasonal flu vaccines are effective against influenza during epidemic seasons and more seniors should be encouraged to have them.
Medical News Today | Nov 13, 2014 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Identifying eye diseases by studying eye movements of people watching TV One of the leading causes of blindness worldwide could be detected by how our eyes respond to watching TV according to a new study from researchers at City University London.
Medical News Today | Nov 13, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend