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Annals of internal medicine tip sheet, July 20, 2004

...licy to address the problems of care for frail and older people dying from chronic, progressive illnesses (Editorial, p. 159). 4. ACP, insurers, patients, develop code of ethics for managed care...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... to the vaccine after wearing the patch, while the older mice that received the patch in addition to the vaccine showed responses equal to or greater than that of young mice receiving only the vaccine. "These results suggest that addition of an LT-IS patch may compensate for the deficient immune fun...

Asian bird flu became highly pathogenic through continued circulation and gene swapping

...ained two genes (HA and NA) derived from the same, older virus called Goose/Guangdong/1/96. The other six genes came from various influenza viruses through reassortment. HA and NA are two proteins on the surface of flu viruses that permit the virus to infect cells and to spread from animal to animal or fro...

Wistar-discovered antibody will help diagnose appendicitis

...eutroSpec for use in patients five years of age or older with equivocal symptoms of appendicitis. It is estimated that about half of the 700,000 patients in the United States with suspected appendicitis each year lack distinctive symptoms, such as pain and tenderness in the right lower abdomen, fever, naus...

Croatian skeletons reveal changing status of cancer in Europe across the centuries

...ne, although much more common, are associated with older age". Life expectancy in the 21st Century is higher than it has ever been in the past; a consequence of a range of factors such as better nutrition, improved health awareness in the population, better sanitation and more accessible healthcare. Howev...

Old is young, study finds

...ng that time: the number of people surviving to an older age more than quadrupled. Caspari, an assistant ...r the study, the researchers analyzed the ratio of older to younger adults in hominid dental samples from successive time periods: later australopithecines, ...

National Parkinson Foundation designates UNC as 'Center of Excellence'

...0-12 years as the population of people aged 65 and older expands. The NPF notified UNC of the designation in a letter to Huang. "This designation constitutes NPF's public seal of approval, defining the gold standard in Parkinson research, support and care," the letter said. The letter said further that UNC...

Gerontology researchers urge scrutiny of anti-aging treatments

...that many anti-aging treatments can seriously harm older persons and aging baby boomers, and may divert them from more medically-proven therapies. Currently, there are many barriers to effective governmental regulation of anti-aging interventions, state authors Maxwell J. Mehlman, JD, Robert H. Binstock, P...

Endurance exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in improving cardiac health

...r good cardiac health. So what should the at-risk, older American do to sustain good cardiac health? Backg...ing the contraction of the heart is epidemic among older men and women. It is a major but modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality i...

Deserts and rainforests are equally productive during drought

... sudden drought, according to the RUEmax data, the older global models are likely to overestimate the capacity for plant production. We can't underestimate the value for this kind of study on making real predictions." "There will be always be adaptation to different climate, but fluctuations in the rate o...

New public policy & aging report highlights facts and fiction about anti-aging medicine

... concerns centered on the costs to support a frail older population. Case Western Reserve University's Eric Juengst and Roselle Ponsaran speak to the role of prevention in life prolongation, while Thomas Johnson of the University of Colorado at Boulder references genetic manipulation experiments on lower l...

COPD is forgotten killer, says University of Toronto professor

...anadian data show that 3.6 per cent of women 35 or older suffer from COPD, compared with 2.8 per cent of men. Chapman's typical patient with COPD was once an elderly male. Today, it is a middle-aged woman....

Origin of West Indian insect eater much older than previously thought

...s one of the oldest among placental mammals and is older than more familiar groups such as elephants and their relatives. They are now, however, endangered due to the deforestation of their habitat on the islands of Cuba and Hispaniola. "For the first time we have a good idea of where solenodon fit...

Antioxidants during pregnancy may help prevent birth defects tied to alcohol

...hat the number of American adults age 18 years and older who abuse alcohol or are alcohol dependent rose from 13.8 million (7.41 percent) in 1991-1992 to 17.6 million (8.46 percent) in 2001-2002. "There is no 'magic number' as to a safe versus unsafe amounts of alcohol consumed during pregnancy," ...

Alzheimer's may leave some forms of memory intact

...tion of those with Alzheimer's disease and healthy older people."From this and other studies we have done, ...licit memory capabilities in young adults, healthy older adults and those in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.Buckner said that although researchers h...

Damaged genes in aging human brain provide clues to cognitive decline

...icantly altered expression levels in the brains of older individuals. A gene's expression level is an indicator of whether or not the gene is functioning properly. "We found that genes that play a role in learning and memory were among those most significantly reduced in the aging human cortex," s...

Continents played key role in collapse and regeneration of Earth's early greenhouse, geologists say

...rn Australia collecting rocks that are, literally, older than the hills. Some of the Earth's oldest rocks, they are about 3.2 to 3.5 billion years old. ''The further back you go, generally, the harder it is to find a faithful record, rocks that haven't been twisted and squeezed and metamorphosed and o...

Genes appear to play a role in development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

...r looked at more than 500 men and women age 40 and older who had smoked 20 years or more. She found that a variation of the macrophage scavenger receptor gene (MSR-1) is related to the development of airways obstruction in some patients who smoke cigarettes. "We found a significant association between seq...

Promising research: From employment issues to virology

...anities and Social Sciences Many companies offer older employees the possibility of early retirement, enabling younger and supposedly more productive employees to move up. The combination of an extended life expectancy and constantly decreasing employment is one reason for the crisis in Germany's social ...

Using science to restore habitat for declining species

...f red heart fungus, which infects the heartwood of older pines, making them more attractive for excavation. Recent scientific article on the relationship between group size and nesting success: http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/viewpub.jsp?index=6281 CONTACT: Richard Conner, Research Wildlife Biologist. (...

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