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Low levels of Omega fatty acids weaken memory


February 28th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids -- nutrients found in fish -- may weaken memory and also accelerate brain ageing, says a new study."People with lower ... Read more...

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Diet-exercise combo improves obese seniors’ quality of life


March 31st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has concluded that for obese seniors, dieting and exercise together are more effective at ... Read more...

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Indications of Alzheimer’s may be evident decades before first signs


March 29th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Researchers have found that patients with Alzheimer's disease have lower glucose utilization in the brain than those with normal cognitive function, and that those decreased levels may be ... Read more...

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Vitamin E ‘cuts Alzheimer’s risk’


July 8th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A Swedish study has revealed that high levels of several vitamin E components in the blood are associated with a decreased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD) in advanced ... Read more...

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Patients less active sexually after heart attacks


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Patients become less active sexually after a heart attack, especially if they don't get instructions from doctors about when it is safe to resume sex, says a new ... Read more...

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Lack of medical advice kills heart attack patients’ sex lives


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Researchers have found that if heart patients do not consult their doctors a year after they have had heart attack, their sexual activity reduces considerably.Researchers at the American ... Read more...

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‘Stress makes old people cranky’


April 10th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): Elderly humans' brains react differently to chronic stress - a finding which may explain why older adults are always in a bad mood, according to a new study.Elderly ... Read more...

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Fight age, go on a diet


November 19th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) How does going on a diet help fight ageing? Scientists have found some anti-ageing molecules that get activated by a low calorie diet. Charles Mobbs, professor of neuro-science and ... Read more...

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Sedatives likely to aggravate suicide risk among elderly


June 4th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Sedatives have been linked with a four-fold increase in suicide risk among the elderly. Researchers have shown that, even after adjusting for the presence of psychiatric conditions, sedatives ... Read more...

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Elderly patients at risk from side-effects of dementia drugs


May 28th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Side-effects associated with commonly-prescribed dementia drugs may be exposing the elderly to risk, says a new study led by an Indian Canadian. Cholinesterase inhibitors (Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl) are ... Read more...

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Jennifer Aniston urging bosses to make Friends movie soon


December 18th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston is urging studio bosses to make a movie adaptation of Friends soon before the cast are all "geriatrics".Ever since the popular sitcom has ended in ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy shows promise in treating Alzheimer’’s disease, stroke


November 13th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at Saint Louis University have identified a new way of getting a promising treatment for Alzheimer''s disease and stroke."We found a unique approach for delivering drugs ... Read more...

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Hoshiarpur-born doctor is head of US cardiology body


May 16th, 2008 - 10:58 am ICT by admin
New York, May 16 (IANS) An Indian American has taken over as president of the American Society of Geriatric Cardiology, becoming the first Asian to head the 22-year-old organisation based in Washington ... Read more...

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Chinese club moss extract may improve cognition in Alzheimer’s sufferers


April 16th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): According to a new study, Chinese club moss extract (Huperzine A) may improve cognition in Alzheimer's disease.The research team came to this conclusion after studying data in ... Read more...

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Injectable protein may attack source of Alzheimer’s disease


November 14th, 2007 - 1:53 am ICT by admin
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