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At first, the signs of misuse of a senior’s finances may seem quite innocuous – an unpaid bill or purchase of an item the older person doesn’t need.…
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By R. Morgan Griffin
Heart disease can affect more than your health. It can have an impact on your finances, too.
Here's a rundown of the costs of heart disease -- and some advice about…Continue
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A drug widely used to treat Parkinson's Disease can help to reverse age-related impairments in decision making in some older people, a study from researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging has…Continue
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Acting out dreams could be a sign of the second most common kind of dementia among the elderly, a small new study suggests.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found that when a man has a risk factor for dementia with Lewy bodies (such as hallucinations or cognitive…Continue
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The bean used to make tofu could also have powerful anti-cancer properties, according to a new study published in the journal Food Research International.
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Few things in life are inevitable - death, taxes, and, if you live long enough, osteoarthritis.
No treatment will stop or significantly slow the disease, and joint replacement is the only definitive treatment. That may change, however, as researchers such as Dr. Brendan Lee, professor of molecular and…
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That's the message from…Continue
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So what's the key to longevity? Is it clean living? What about fasting or exercise or happiness? Actually, the key to long life may be something you are extremely familiar with that's right under your nose: a cup of coffee.
But not just any java. Researchers studying heart health…Continue
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NPR had a recent story about a 72-year-old midwife. It was an interesting story, but its point -- about how the woman couldn't retire because she lacked anyone to take…Continue
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When a 77-year-old tennis player fell during a match and fractured his hip while on vacation in Key Largo, Fla., he became part of a…Continue
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Uncontrolled high blood pressure could be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
Researchers found that people who have uncontrolled hypertension and a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's (a gene called APOE-e4) had higher levels of…Continue
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By Roxanne Khamsi The Huffington Post
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign to limit sugary drinks is losing juice, but an idea the city has used to convey caloric information about these beverages might actually have legs. Public awareness posters used by the…Continue
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A string of bizarre text messages helped to clue doctors in to a man's acute ischemic stroke, according to a new study.
The study, which will be presented…Continue
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By Karen Appold The Huffington Post
A good night's sleep can mean good skin health because when you're sleep -- deprived, your body makes more of the stress hormone cortisol. Elevated levels of cortisol can lead to increased stress and inflammation in the body,…Continue
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By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent
LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) - A donated human liver has been kept alive, warm and functioning outside a human being on a newly-developed machine and then successfully transplanted into patients in a medical world…
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By Kate Kelland for Reuters
LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) - Deadly strains of tuberculosis (TB) resistant to multiple drugs are spreading around the world, and authorities urgently need another $1.6 billion a year to tackle them, global health officials said…
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A fruit commonly consumed in Asian countries could also play an important role in fighting cancer, according to a new study in mice.
Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center found that the juice of the bitter melon --- a green squash-shaped produce with a…Continue
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Outdoor heat is associated with a significantly increased risk of emergency hospitalization for respiratory disorders in the elderly, according to a large epidemiological study of more than 12.5 million …Continue
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