Tag: "elderly" at medical news
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...ed, the responses of children, adolescents and the elderly
to light therapy may differ, compared to non-geriatric adults. For example, at each end of the age spectrum, the requirements for light therapy dosing might differ. Also, children and adolescents may need lower doses than the elderly. "And if eye pro...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...ARBOR, Mich. In nursing homes across the country, elderly
people with insomnia often go untreated, because o...bed hypnotic drugs to help them sleep, because the elderly
as a group account for 30 percent of all such prescriptions." Meanwhile, he says, falls are also a m...
Mediterranean diet leads to longer life
...et is associated with longer life expectancy among elderly
Europeans, finds a study published online by the B...xpectancy, and may be particularly appropriate for elderly
people, who represent a rapidly increasing group in Europe, they conclude....
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...earer picture of the benefits of exercise for even elderly
arthritis patients, the researchers estimated the expected two-year rates of functional decline if all the participants had regularly engaged in exercise or physical activity. According to their calculations, the functional deterioration could have ...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...on, MA, and Cuernavaca, Mexico, took the HRV of 58 elderly
patients every other day for two months to establish an HRV baseline for each participant. For 11 weeks, half of the study participants took a daily 2 g supplement of fish oil, which contains marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids, and the other half to...
Columbia research suggests need to rethink causes of heart failure
... in patients over the age of 65. With the growing elderly
population this condition is expected to increase ...to account that this disease predominantly affects elderly
women, who have smaller hearts. "By accurately measuring patient heart size and comparing it to the ...
Smoking doubles risk of degenerative eye condition
...e of blindness in the UK, affecting around 200,000 elderly
people. The findings are based on a representative sample of over 4,000 people, aged 75 and older, from 49 general practices across Britain. The participants all underwent a series of detailed eye tests and were asked about their smoking habits, and...
Essential tremor associated with increased risk of dementia
...blem." The study involved a door-to-door survey of elderly
people in central Spain. The study followed 202 people with essential tremor and 3,541 people with no dementia or movement disorders for an average of three years. Over that time, 15 of the people with essential tremor developed dementia, or 7.4 perc...
Study shows surprising decreased surgical infection risk after age 65
...a tendency by physicians to avoid surgery in frail elderly
patients and, conversely, a "hardy survivor" effec...t, in which a protective genetic makeup may enable elderly
patients to withstand the rigors of surgery and its complications. Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH, and colle...
ANNA awards Nurse Researcher of the Year to Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member
...tudy of illness perceptions and interpretations of elderly
individuals with chronic kidney failure. The Burlington, N.J. resident is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Nephrology Nursing Journal research manuscript award in 1998 and 2004, the first Rutgers University College of Nursing...
Who needs health care the well or the sick?
...ved effectiveness and the neglect of care of frail elderly
people. Are we sure that the balance sheet of preventive activity really offers more good than harm? A tax on preventive drugs sold in rich countries could be used to fund drugs in poor countries, she suggests. This would benefit people in both rich ...
Chest x-rays may provide information to help detect osteoporosis in the elderly
CHICAGO Undetected osteoporosis in the elderly
might be discovered if chest radiographs (x-ray im...he authors suggest that the many chest radiographs elderly
patients undergo for other health reasons might be examined to determine the presence of vertebral f...
Class effect of statins in elderly patients
...head-to-head retrospective analysis of data 18 000 elderly
patients who had AMI and who filled a prescription for a statin within 90 days after discharge. They found that the 5 statins were equally effective for secondary prevention after AMI. However, the costs of statins differ, as Wright points out in a ...
CABG in elderly patients
...state these findings are of concern since Canada's elderly
population is increasing and more and more people 80 years of age and older are being referred for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The authors found that, while the mortality decreased over the study period for both older and younger patient...
Age is not a limiting factor in combined therapy for lung cancer
...nger than 70 were living compared to 17 percent of elderly
patients. This difference is not statistically sig...e common in the elderly, occurring in 6 percent of elderly
patients compared to no patients in the younger age group. Based on their findings, the authors con...
Tools for diagnosing heart attack could be inaccurate in some populations
...e medical centers. "It's notorious that women and elderly
patients have markedly different heart attack symptoms from the younger male patient," said Chadwick D. Miller, M.D., from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. "This study shows us that race and ethnicity also play a role in symptoms." Results...
Health geography study finds health care resources distributed unevenly in Kansas
...ility with population density, distribution of the elderly
population in the state, and income and other econ...stically have fewer people, a higher percentage of elderly
in the population, and a higher percentage of people living below the poverty line. "This inequity ...
African Americans just as likely to be diagnosed with depression
...er of depression diagnoses in the African American elderly
population versus whites. Researchers fromMichigan...gement of depression is especially critical in the elderly
due to already existing and multiple illnesses. Further, studies show that older adults are less lik...
Too stressed to think?
... stress hormones lead to memoryimpairment in the elderly
and learning difficulties in young adults. "Stress has become more commonplace and accepted in our everyday lives,"says Sonia J. Lupien, PhD, lead author and director of the Laboratory ofStress Research at the Douglas. "Many studies show the ...
Pilot studies to look at how mind drives or prevents disease
...ining can increase the response to flu vaccines in elderly
patients. About 90 percent of those who die from influenza are aged 65 and older, despite the availability of vaccines. Part of the problem is that fewer seniors respond to vaccine the older they get. Researchers will attempt to bolster the immune sy...
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