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Seniors Get Mental Health Drugs at Twice the Rate of Younger Adults, but See Psychiatrists Less

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Older Americans receive prescriptions for mental health drugs at more than twice the rate that younger adults do, but they’re much less likely to be getting their mental health care from a psychiatrist, a new study shows. Some seniors could be at risk of problems caused interactions between drugs.

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For Prostate Cancer Patients, Risk-Specific Therapies Now More the Norm

After decades of overtreatment for low-risk prostate cancer and inadequate management of its more aggressive forms, patients are now more likely to receive medical care matched to level of risk, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

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Poor Diabetes Control Found in Older Americans

Only one in three older Americans have their diabetes under control as measured by guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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Dignity in Dementia: New Research Reveals the Challenges of Providing Good Nutrition in Care Homes

Unexplained weight loss is often seen in people with dementia, which can lead to further complications, including mental and physical deterioration. New research from Bournemouth University, funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, has revealed the challenges of providing good nutrition and hydration in people with dementia who live in care homes.

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Half of Americans Over 40 Should Take Statins

...as a cost effective prevention of more serious cardiovascular-related health issues

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Women Inventors, Treating Anorexia, 3D Models of the Intestine, and More Top Stories 9 July 2015

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Exercise for Arthritis, Summer Weight Loss, ACA and Lower Drug Costs, and More Top Stories 8 July 2015

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Age-Related Self-Destruction of Cells Makes Kidney Prone to Injury

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As advances in medicine allow individuals to live longer, people are facing unique age-related health challenges. As they age, organs such as the kidneys become more susceptible to injury, and their ability to self-repair is decreased. Researchers from the University of Missouri have found a cellular signal that causes kidney cells to die, making the kidneys prone to injury. This finding could lead to improved kidney function in the elderly.

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Can Four Fish Oil Pills a Day Keep the Doctor Away? For Healthy Seniors, Perhaps

Omega-3 fish oil is a popular supplement because of its perceived cardiovascular benefits, but the scientific evidence has been conflicting. New research in Physiological Reports supports the claims for seniors, finding that healthy seniors who took omega-3 supplements every day had better cardiovascular health after 12 weeks of use.