Tag: "aging" at medical news
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...d. "In fact," says McEwen, "resultsfrom studies on aging
animals and humans suggest that a lifelong allosta...nd his colleagues followed a group of successfully aging
elderlypeople for three years using common tests to measure, for example, bloodpressure, blood gluco...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...rn sampling techniques to evaluate ourchanging and aging
population, has shown the current magnitude of stroke issignificantly higher than previously thought," says Michael D. Walker, M.D.,Director of the Division of Stroke, Trauma and Neurodegenerative Diseases at theNational Institute of Neurological Dis...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
...mingrates than those predicted on the basis of the aging
population. "The industrialized nations had both the means and the time to cope withtheir epidemic; the developing countries have neither," he says. Calling thesituation "urgent," Reddy says national and international health agencies mustcoo...
Is Ritalin As Effective--And As Harmless--As It Could Be?
...er to probe the neuronalloss that occurs in normal aging
and in neurodegenerative conditions such asParkinson's disease. Paper ORGN 3 will be presented by Y. S. Ding from 10:05 to 10:50 a.m., Sun.,March 29, in the Convention Center,Ballroom A I, Level 3. # # # # A nonprofit organization with a membership...
Acceptability Of Alternative Health Care Growing In U.S.
...ot quite as clear, however. Pressed by the aging
baby boom generation, an increasing number of insurance companiesare responding to market pressures for coverage of selective alternative therapies, says ArizonaState University adjunct professor of geography Rena Gordon and colleagues in the recentl...
Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion
in America will be aided by the expanded ability o...ted, "Medicare has played a key role in successful aging
for a generation of seniors, but mostly through the medical model approach. It is obvious that Medi...
Jefferson Physician Warns Further Study Of DHEA's Safety Needed
...itored. "Whether or not DHEA proves to slow the aging
process, as it may well do," he writes, "it is not without its potential dangers." Much more needs to be learned about the actions, applications and misapplications of this powerful and all too easily available hormone. Dr. Goldberg also cautio...
Education Linked To Good Health Habits, Even In Old Age
...erine T. MacArthurFoundation studies of successful aging
and had been judged to be in the topthird for their age group in cognitive and physical functioning. Even among these higher functioning older adults, Kubzansky and hercolleagues found, education was associated with a number of behaviors,biol...
Future Workers Will Receive MSAs
... "It just doesn't fit in today's society with its aging
work force, skyrocketinghealth insurance premiums, global competition and employers' legal exposure tomedical malpractice because of injuries and complications workers and theirfamilies may experience when managed care firms deny access to cost-ineff...
Study Reveals Possible Link Between Osteoarthritis, Diet
...or the condition either cannot bemodified, such as aging
and heredity, or are changed only with difficulty, suchas losing weight. Future plans involve re-examining study participants, doing moreextensive dietary assessments and studying both arthritis severity andprogression. Jordan and her collea...
UCSF Study Finds DHEA Benefits Cardiovascular Function
...iduals who take the drugwith high hopes of beating aging
and disease, Zellner said. That is important,he said, because an increasing number of people are taking DHEA, yet its sale isunregulated by the FDA. The animal study, conducted on pigs, shows that DHEA can reverse theeffects of Endothelin-1,...
Fructose Consumption May Accelerate Aging: Skin's Elasticity And Softness May Be Affected
...and chemical propertiesprovide good indications of aging
processes taking place in the body throughoutthe l...ul skin. Since the tests were done on rats, visual aging
on their skinwas difficult to assess. However, Werman and Levi explain that increased crosslinking l...
U-M Researcher Addresses Changes In The Heart As It Ages
...nethe normal changes the heart goes through in the aging
process. Thechanges---such as reduced protein levels that slow the heartbeat---aren'tthreatening by themselves. However, coupled with a history of illness and a sedentary lifestyle, thesechanges in the heart could throw a healthy, but stressed, hear...
Growing Younger By Keeping Up Regular Physical Activity
...eniors avoid disabilities normally associated with aging
and evenreverse the aging
process itself, a team of scientists has concluded. Some decline in physical ability is an ...
NIA Launches National Study To Treat Mild Cognitive Impairment
....org. Normal memory loss generally associated with aging
is characterized bymisplacing an item, forgetting someone's name, or forgetting to pick upsomething at the store. Memory loss associated with MCI is more severe andinvolves continuing problems in delayed recall of information. Abnormal memoryloss, ...
Study Of Women And Hearing Reveals Need For Routine Hearing Tests
... individuals sincehearing loss, which is common in aging
populations, often is accompanied byfeelings of is...loss," Erler added. "They clearly suggestthat both aging
populations and their health care providers need to developgreater awareness of hearing loss and the...
Research Links Healthy Biological Clock To Longevity
...m. When this rhythm breaksdown, as it does in many aging
humans, it leads to numerous health problemsincluding disrupted sleep patterns and poor body temperature control. Ralph saysthat while it is highly unlikely humans will ever receive new biological clocks,behaviour modification might achieve similar r...
New Book Says Cross-Train Your Brain To Increase Mental Function
... "It may also allay some of your fears about aging
because you're doingsomething about it; you're doing something that actively engages your brain." As evidence that such neurobic "cross-training" can be a powerful,natural mental stimulant, Katz cites the compelling memories evoked by meresme...
Active Aging Makes A Difference: World Health Day 1999 Set April 7
...ivities designed to highlight the challenges of an aging
population,which affect all aspects of society. ... 23rd St., NW. A distinguished panel ofexperts on aging
will then discuss the U.S. initiative, "Healthy Aging, HealthLiving -- Start Now," organized by PAHO...
Tip Sheet: Think About Your Health In April
...vitable consequence of aging. People believe that aging
isinvariably related to disease, disability and dementia," Kaplan said. Kaplanand colleague William J. Strawbridge, a research scientist at the HumanPopulation Laboratory in Berkeley, found the cumulative experience (threedecades) of heavy drinking...
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