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Forager-to-farmer transition 'may have weakened our bones' When we were hunter-gatherers, we had much denser bones. Now a new study suggests our skeletons became weaker when we invented agriculture and changed from foragers to farmers.
Medical News Today | Jan 16, 2015 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In states where nurse practitioners independently provide care, health outcomes improve As America's population ages, life spans lengthen and more individuals enroll in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, the need for health care professionals will increase.
Medical News Today | Jan 16, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Many seniors admitted to hospital from care homes are dehydrated Research published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine concludes that patients admitted to hospital from care homes are commonly dehydrated on admission and consequently appear to...
Medical News Today | Jan 16, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
1m gene study to investigate secrets of successful ageing More than 1000 Scots are to have their entire genetic make-up decoded to help explain why some people's brains age better than others.
Medical News Today | Jan 15, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Space station worms help battle muscle and bone loss It is said that great things can come in small packages. In this case, one key to keeping astronauts healthy on long-duration space missions may be found in a tiny roundworm barely a millimeter long.
Medical News Today | Jan 15, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Balance improved, falls prevented in seniors by playing catch The simple training exercise of catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Medical News Today | Jan 13, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Life satisfaction could be beneficial to bone health Life satisfaction could be beneficial to bone health
Canoe.ca | Jan 13, 2015 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
OPTIMISTIC: New care model to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of frail older adults A new study from Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute researcher-clinicians reports on the first year of the implementation of OPTIMISTIC, an innovative program they developed and...
Medical News Today | Jan 12, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Could an insulin nasal spray help treat Alzheimer's? A manufactured form of long-acting insulin - delivered nasally - has been shown to improve working memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
Medical News Today | Jan 9, 2015 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Among older adults, conditions of retirement can lead to substance abuse disorders Close to three million Americans aged 55 and older suffer from alcohol abuse -- and this figure is expected to reach nearly 6 million by 2020.
Medical News Today | Jan 9, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend