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Adding corticosteroids to local anesthetic injections for spinal stenosis showed little benefit Epidural injections with a glucocorticoid in combination with the local anesthetic lidocaine appear to be no better in reducing pain and physical limitations in patients with spinal stenosis, a...
Medical News Today | Jul 4, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Could brisk walking be therapeutic for people with Parkinson's? According to a new study, brisk walking may improve the symptoms of Parkinsons disease, improving motor function, fitness, mood and tiredness.
Medical News Today | Jul 3, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New study finds flaws in mortality projections in low-mortality countries A new study by demographer John Bongaarts, Population Council Vice President and Distinguished Scholar, has found that mortality projections from most low-mortality countries are more pessimistic...
Medical News Today | Jul 2, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'The brain ages faster' when sleep compromised Shortness of sleep could speed up the aging of the brain, according to new research using MRI scans of the head. The work may have implications for dementia in aging populations.
Medical News Today | Jul 2, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Evaluations critical to ensure continued competency of older drivers As the American population continues to age, new research is showing significant barriers to evaluations important to the continued safety and competency of older drivers.
Medical News Today | Jul 2, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Insulin therapy for type 2 diabetes 'may do more harm than good' A new study suggests that for older patients with type 2 diabetes, the negative effects of treatment with insulin injections or metformin pills may outweigh the benefits.
Medical News Today | Jul 1, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Brain function when aging adversely affected by little or poor sleep Research published in PLOS ONE by researchers at the University of Warwick indicates that sleep problems are associated with worse memory and executive function in older people.
Medical News Today | Jun 30, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fertility treatment outcomes 'dependent on sperm quality, not age of donor' Many sperm banks do not accept donations from older men. But new research suggests outcomes of fertility treatment are dependent on sperm quality rather than the age of the donor.
Medical News Today | Jun 30, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Muscle pacing method saw rats gain 30 percent of bone within targeted areas In an important development for the health of elderly people, University of Liverpool researchers have developed a new method to target bone growth.
Medical News Today | Jun 27, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Aging contributes to rapid rates of genomic change, signaling challenges for personalized medicine Exploiting individual genomes for personalized medicine may be more complicated than medical scientists have suspected, researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have discovered.
Medical News Today | Jun 27, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend