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High-dose vitamin D prevents fractures in elderly A new analysis of nearly a dozen studies testing vitamin D in older individuals has concluded that it takes a daily dose of at least 800 international units (IU) to consistently prevent broken bones.
MSNBC | Jul 5, 2012 8:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FDA panel favors Pfizer's new arthritis drug Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a first-of-a-kind drug from Pfizer appears to be safe and effective for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, though they recommended follow-up studies to gauge the pill's long-term side effects.
MSNBC | May 9, 2012 11:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Computer use and exercise may help fight memory loss MyHealthNewsDaily.comUsing a computer may protect against memory loss late in life, as long as you also make sure to exercise, a new study suggests.
MSNBC | May 1, 2012 6:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Emergency rooms designed for the older set Hospitals around the country are creating customized emergency rooms for patients 65 years and older.
MSNBC | Apr 22, 2012 4:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Japan's population to drop by 1 million each year Japan's rapid aging means the national population of 128 million will shrink by one-third by 2060.
MSNBC | Jan 30, 2012 12:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Millions now manage aging parents' care from afar Kristy Bryner worries her 80-year-old mom might slip and fall when she picks up the newspaper, or that she'll get in an accident when she drives to the grocery store. What if she has a medical emergency and no one's there to help? What if, like her father
MSNBC | Jan 26, 2012 6:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Nicotine patch may help improve memory, study finds Nicotine may help tune up brains of seniors suffering from mild memory loss, a new study shows.
MSNBC | Jan 9, 2012 9:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Senior moment? Nope, just thinking Seniors may be just as mentally agile as younger people. The reason their thinking appears sluggish is they mull things over longer, a new study shows.
MSNBC | Dec 29, 2011 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Gay seniors fear housing discrimination Experts say many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors fear discrimination, disrespect or worse by health care workers and residents of elder housing facilities ultimately leading many back into the closet after years of being open.
MSNBC | Dec 29, 2011 9:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Elderly brains stay sharp after low trans-fat life A newly developed blood test shows that trans fat consumption in elderly people hurts cognition, and is also linked with brain shrinkage.
MSNBC | Dec 28, 2011 10:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend