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Doctors overlook vital signs in diagnosing delirium


November 21st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Clinicians are overlooking vital signs in the blood that could help them more accurately diagnose patients with delirium, a condition tied to shorter lifespans. "These biomarkers ... Read more...

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Centenarians possess genes for a ripe age


August 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The secret behind why some people live for 100 years may lie in their genes and not in a healthy lifestyle, a research says."Centenarians may ... Read more...

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Elderly victims of abuse more likely to use alcohol or drugs: Study


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): New research has found that victims of severe traumatic elder abuse are more likely to be female, suffer from a neurological or mental disorder, and to abuse drugs ... Read more...

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Spouses of Alzheimer’s patients at higher dementia risk


May 6th, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) People who nurse a spouse with dementia are at six times increased risk of developing the devastating condition themselves, says a new study. According to researchers, physical and mental ... Read more...

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Spouses of dementia sufferers ’six times more likely to develop same condition’


May 5th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Spouses of dementia sufferers are six times more likely to develop the condition themselves, compared to similar older married adults whose partner never develops dementia, according to a ... Read more...

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Peopel Who are Overweight And Over 70 Years Can Be Hopeful


January 29th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Are you an overweight elderly person and struggling hard to cut down the extra pounds of flab from your body to live long? Then, the recent ... Read more...

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Overweight elderly live longer: Study


January 29th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Being fat may not be all that bad - but only if you're 70, concludes a new study.Published in the Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, the study ... Read more...

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Insufficient vitamin D levels ‘up older adults’ risk of dying from heart disease’


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Vitamin D plays a vital role in reducing the risk of death associated with older age, says a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver ... Read more...

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Older women still enjoy healthy sex life


August 10th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 10 (ANI): While it said that women become less sexually active as they get older, a new study has found that a large number of women aged 60 and above ... Read more...

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Partner issues significantly influence women’s sexual activity


June 26th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): It's not just age, partner's health and interest in sex too have significant impact on sexual activity among middle-aged and elderly women, say researchers.During the study, the team ... Read more...

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Obesity, arthritis worsen women’s lives far more than men


May 4th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Obesity and arthritis worsen women's lives two-and-a-half times more than men, especially during their declining years, according to new research. In a study by Duke University Medical Centre ... Read more...

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Women suffer more disability than men during old age


May 3rd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 03 (ANI): Although women live longer than men, they suffer more from disability that stems chiefly from obesity and arthritis, says a new study.In the study, researchers found that the ... Read more...

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It’s never too late to change bad habits


April 24th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Changing bad habits such as smoking, even at an older age, could positively impact a senior's health later in life, a new study has found.The research linking bad ... Read more...

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Giving up smoking and bad habits can improve senior’s health


April 24th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Previous smokers easily outpaced current smokers in physical activity, suggesting that giving up such bad habits can positively impact a senior's health later in life. These findings were ... Read more...

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Personality traits reinforce longevity in families of centenarians


April 4th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Longevity tends to run in families and is reinforced by specific personality traits among children of centenarians. Studies of such offsprings showed that their mortality is 120 percent ... Read more...

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Sleeping during the day ups mortality risk in older women


March 5th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has found that older women who take daily naps are at a greater risk of dying.Researchers have found that women who reported napping daily ... Read more...

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Computerized brain exercises can improve memory in elderly


February 12th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): In a novel study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that computerized brain exercises can help boost memory power in older adults.The team led by Glenn Smith, Ph.D., ... Read more...

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Improving brain processing speed helps memory


February 11th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Healthy, older adults who participated in a training programme to improve the speed and accuracy of brain processing, registered twice the improvement in certain aspects of memory. "What's ... Read more...

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Improving brain-processing speed helps boost memory


February 11th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): In a novel study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that improving brain-processing speed may help boost memory power in older adults.The team found that healthy, older adults ... Read more...

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Common respiratory drugs may lead to cognitive decline in elderly


January 27th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Certain drugs used to treat respiratory and gastrointestinal problems may lead to cognitive decline in older adults, says a new study.During the study, researchers from Yale University ... Read more...

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A small glass of wine a day could keep dementia at bay, at least for women


December 29th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Drinking a small glass of wine a day could delay the onset of dementia in women, according to a new study.Dementia is a degenerative condition that affects ... Read more...

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Kids of centenarians live longer too


November 21st, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Centenarian offspring kids of parents who lived to be at least 97 years old live longer, have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes as compared to ... Read more...

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ADHD drug may help cut fall risks in elderly


July 29th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Old age is not just welcomes body aches and pains, it also brings along an increased risk of falling. Now, a group of researchers have come with ... Read more...

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Antipsychotic drugs boost pneumonia risk in elderly


April 16th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers at the University Medical Center Utrecht have found that elderly patients who use antipsychotic drugs have a 60 percent increased risk of developing pneumonia as compared ... Read more...

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