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Released: 15-Nov-2023 9:30 AM EST
UK researcher helps solve 60-year mystery inside heart, publishes in Nature
University of Kentucky

One University of Kentucky researcher has helped solve a 60-year-old mystery about one of the body’s most vital organs: The heart. The research team has microscopically mapped out part of the heart. To put this microscopic level into perspective, if the heart is a continent, UK's Kenneth S. Campbell and fellow researchers are looking at single strands of hair.

Newswise: Metabolomics: A New Approach to Understanding Glaucoma
Released: 14-Nov-2023 6:05 PM EST
Metabolomics: A New Approach to Understanding Glaucoma
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Glaucoma remains one of the most common causes of vision loss and blindness in the U.S. and much of the world, disproportionately affecting older people, African Americans, and Hispanics and Latinos.

Newswise: Health plays a role in older adults’ vulnerability to scams, poll suggests
10-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Health plays a role in older adults’ vulnerability to scams, poll suggests
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Three in ten say they’ve been victims of at least one scam, according to a new poll that reveals an especially strong link between an older adult’s health and their vulnerability to scams – both being able to spot one and becoming the victim of one.

Released: 13-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
More than 50 Lawmakers Join Legislative Effort to Ensure Safe Anesthesia Care for Veterans
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Today, H.R. 3347, the Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act reached a milestone of more than 50 bipartisan cosponsors. This ASA-supported bill would prohibit the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from removing physician anesthesiologists from the team of professionals providing surgical services to Veterans in VA hospitals.

Newswise: Thailand’s Silver Workforce: Tapping into Untapped Potential
Released: 10-Nov-2023 8:55 AM EST
Thailand’s Silver Workforce: Tapping into Untapped Potential
Chulalongkorn University

In recent years, the labor market in Thailand has experienced a major “demographic disruption” that has affected the employment dynamics among the senior population (we will focus on individuals aged 55 and above in this article as this reflects the typical “early retirement age” in the country).

Released: 7-Nov-2023 5:05 PM EST
Infection with common cat-borne parasite associated with frailty in older adults
University of Colorado Boulder

A common, cat-borne parasite already associated with risk-taking behavior and mental illness in humans may also contribute to exhaustion, loss of muscle mass, and other signs of “frailty” in older adults, suggests a study published Nov. 6 in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Science.

Released: 6-Nov-2023 12:45 PM EST
How Much Vision Loss is Too Much When it Comes to Driving?
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

When's the right time for an older adult to stop driving? Researchers at the University of Western Australia sought to shed light on this question by investigating at what point declining vision increases the risk of a car accident.

Released: 3-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Especialista da Mayo Clinic Healthcare compartilha boas e más notícias sobre a angina
Mayo Clinic

A angina, um desconforto no peito causado pela redução do fluxo sanguíneo para o coração, é um sintoma comum de doença arterial coronariana.

Released: 3-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Un experto de Mayo Clinic Healthcare comparte buenas y malas noticias sobre la angina
Mayo Clinic

La angina, un malestar en el pecho causado por la reducción del flujo sanguíneo al corazón, es un síntoma común de enfermedad de las arterias coronarias.

Released: 2-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Final 2024 Medicare Physician Payment Rule Negatively Impacts Anesthesia Groups, Harms Patient Access to Surgical Care
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) calls on Congress to block a 3.27% Medicare payment cut to anesthesiologists and other physicians included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule released today.

Newswise: Infirmary Health partners with Ochsner Accountable Care Network to improve health outcomes for seniors across the Gulf Coast
Released: 2-Nov-2023 11:00 AM EDT
Infirmary Health partners with Ochsner Accountable Care Network to improve health outcomes for seniors across the Gulf Coast
Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health and Infirmary Health announce a landmark partnership with Ochsner Accountable Care Network, a top-performing accountable care organization (ACO) in both clinical performance and healthcare savings for the Medicare population.

Released: 2-Nov-2023 10:50 AM EDT
New COVID-19 vaccine a good value for U.S., U-M team finds
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A cost-effectiveness analysis for the updated COVID-19 vaccine prepared for the CDC's vaccine panel shows cost savings from vaccinating people over age 65, and good value from vaccinating adults of all ages.

Newswise: Is Age Just a Number When it Comes to Oral Health?
Released: 2-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Is Age Just a Number When it Comes to Oral Health?
Tufts University

While gradual changes to the teeth and mouth are still part of normal aging, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine experts say today’s dental medicine means older mouths can still be healthy mouths.

Released: 1-Nov-2023 10:15 PM EDT
New NUS study provides insights into early breast cancer development in individuals with BRCA2 mutations
National University of Singapore (NUS)

A pioneering study led by the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore and the University of Cambridge (UK) has uncovered vital insights into the distinct effects of BRCA2 mutations on breast tissue cells, shedding light on early breast cancer development in people with BRCA2 mutations.

Newswise: As People Live Longer, Family Caregivers Face Financial Challenges
Released: 1-Nov-2023 11:00 AM EDT
As People Live Longer, Family Caregivers Face Financial Challenges
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Many people overlook the short- and long-term costs of financial caregiving, a growing problem that financial advisors and employers can help address, according to a new report by the TIAA Institute and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing).

Released: 1-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EDT
How reliable is a home test in predicting Alzheimer's disease?
Alzheimer's Center at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

The test alone will not provide enough information to reach a diagnosis of memory problems/cognitive decline. Only a trained physician can do it.

Newswise: Chula’s Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Promotes “46 Recipes  
to Train Swallowing” in Elderly and Troubled Patients
Released: 27-Oct-2023 8:55 AM EDT
Chula’s Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Promotes “46 Recipes to Train Swallowing” in Elderly and Troubled Patients
Chulalongkorn University

A lecturer from the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University in collaboration with the Thai Dietetic Association, has developed 46 nutritious recipes for swallowing training in the elderly, and patients with difficulty swallowing based on recommendations of The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization (IDDSI).

25-Oct-2023 8:20 AM EDT
Number of dementia cases could be 42% higher than previously estimated by 2040
University College London

Up to 1.7 million people could be living with dementia in England and Wales by 2040 – over 40% more than previously forecast – finds a new UCL-led study.

Released: 25-Oct-2023 10:30 AM EDT
Musculoskeletal interventions may help patients’ out-of-pocket costs and improve economic standing
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

The high costs of total joint replacement and other orthopaedic surgical procedures are coming under increased scrutiny from payers.

Newswise: Wake Forest University School of Medicine Receives $9 Million  from NIH to Study Alzheimer’s Disease
Released: 25-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Wake Forest University School of Medicine Receives $9 Million from NIH to Study Alzheimer’s Disease
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have received a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to create a national consortium that will study the use, interpretation and implementation of biomarkers to diagnose Alzheimer's disease.

Released: 24-Oct-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Older adults from distressed communities attend less cardiac rehab after heart procedures
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Older adults who live in disadvantaged communities are less likely to attend cardiac rehabilitation (only 26%) after coronary revascularization, a study finds. Researchers say there is a critical need to address socioeconomic barriers that prevent so many patients from attending.

Released: 19-Oct-2023 7:05 PM EDT
New study finds racial and ethnic disparities persist in access to chiropractic care and physical rehabilitation for adults with low back pain
Boston Medical Center

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and a major driver of healthcare costs in the United States, according to the World Health Organization.

Newswise: U.S. Adults Living Alone at Higher Risk for Cancer Mortality, New Research Shows
17-Oct-2023 12:00 PM EDT
U.S. Adults Living Alone at Higher Risk for Cancer Mortality, New Research Shows
American Cancer Society (ACS)

In new findings from a large, nationally representative study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society, adults living alone in the United States were at a higher risk of cancer mortality in several sociodemographic groups, compared to adults living with others.

Newswise: Laura Rice gets grant to extend TechSAge work
Released: 17-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Laura Rice gets grant to extend TechSAge work
College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

With a $4.6 million grant, KCH Associate Professor Laura Rice is leading another five years of TechSAge, a cross-country research partnership built to support aging for people with long-term disabilities. The University of Illinois will be its home base.

Released: 16-Oct-2023 6:05 PM EDT
Medicaid is a vital lifeline for adults with Down syndrome
Boston University School of Public Health

Life expectancy has increased substantially for people in the United States with Down syndrome, from a median age of 4 years old in the 1950s to 57 years old in 2019.

Newswise: What Happens to Aging Minds
Released: 16-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
What Happens to Aging Minds
Tufts University

It’s an age-old paradox—as we get older and have more wisdom and life experiences to share, our minds start playing tricks on us, and we find it more difficult to retrieve the information we want.

13-Oct-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Dementia’s financial & family impact: New study shows outsize toll
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Most people think of dementia as something that affects a person’s brain. But a new study shows just how much damage it does to a person’s wallet and bank account too – as well as the higher demands it places on their family members -- compared with people of the same age in similar health but without dementia.

13-Oct-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder Improves Quality of Life in Men and Women Aged 60+, Study Finds
Research Society on Alcoholism

Adults aged 60 and older reported better overall health and quality of life after treatment for their alcohol use disorder, according to a new study published in Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research.

     
Released: 12-Oct-2023 5:05 PM EDT
BU researchers suggest new approach for testing treatments for osteoarthritis
Boston University School of Medicine

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is among the top 10 conditions contributing to Years Lived with Disability—a measure reflecting the impact an illness has on quality of life before it resolves or leads to death.

Newswise: Insights on disparities in dementia from the UK Biobank study
Released: 11-Oct-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Insights on disparities in dementia from the UK Biobank study
Impact Journals LLC

A new research paper was published in Aging (listed by MEDLINE/PubMed as "Aging (Albany NY)" and "Aging-US" by Web of Science) Volume 15, Issue 18, entitled, “Pathways explaining racial/ethnic and socio-economic disparities in dementia incidence: the UK Biobank study.”

Released: 5-Oct-2023 2:55 PM EDT
Clearinghouse Highlights Aging, Climate as Interlinked Risks
Cornell University

Record-breaking summer heat focused attention on climate change, but Cornell University experts say too little has been paid to its intersection with another critical trend: the world’s rapidly aging population.

   
Released: 4-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Aging in place: U-M study highlights racial disparities among older adults
University of Michigan

Roughly 40% of older Black adults live with a disability, compared to only one-third of older adults overall.

Released: 3-Oct-2023 6:05 AM EDT
New $81M NIH grant will help U.S. answer urgent need for better dementia care
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Fueled by new five-year funding expected to total $81 million from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging, a multi-institution team will work to improve understanding of the health care workforce that cares for people with dementia, through surveys and other methods that will produce data for clinicians, researchers, policymakers and others to use.

Newswise: Study Links Sleep Duration with Brain Volume in Older Hispanic Adults
Released: 29-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Study Links Sleep Duration with Brain Volume in Older Hispanic Adults
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

The work of principal investigator Alberto Ramos, M.D., M.S., underscores the importance of sleep studies for a group that has an elevated risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Newswise: Specific interneurons are important in aging-associated cognitive decline, study finds
Released: 28-Sep-2023 2:15 PM EDT
Specific interneurons are important in aging-associated cognitive decline, study finds
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Normal aging is usually associated with a decline in memory, although it is unclear what factors play a role.

Released: 28-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Menopausal Hormone Changes Linked to Cognitive Deficits
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study sheds light on the underlying mechanisms linking menopause to cognitive deficits and brain atrophy, revealing a crucial role for estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) in astrocytes.

Released: 28-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
تنبيه من خبير: استبدال المفاصل والتهاب المفاصل ليس حتمي
Mayo Clinic

لا تقلق بشأن ألم مفاصل وركيك أو ركبتيك مع تقدمك في العمر. فالتهاب المفاصل في تلك المناطق ليس أمر حتمي. واصل ممارسة الأنشطة التي تستمتع بها.

Released: 28-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Cirurgia articular e artrite não são inevitáveis
Mayo Clinic

Não se preocupe com seus quadris ou joelhos conforme você envelhece. A artrite não é inevitável nessas articulações. Continue fazendo as atividades que gosta. Essas palavras reconfortantes vêm do Dr. Rafael Sierra, cirurgião ortopédico da Mayo Clinic especializado em reconstruções de quadril e joelho.

Newswise: Should older adults with fewer years to live keep getting cancer screenings? Poll explores attitudes
27-Sep-2023 1:20 PM EDT
Should older adults with fewer years to live keep getting cancer screenings? Poll explores attitudes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A majority of older adults disagree with the idea of using life expectancy as part of guidelines that say which patients should get cancer screenings such as mammograms and colonoscopies, a new poll finds.

Released: 27-Sep-2023 12:50 PM EDT
Stay informed on women's health issues in the Women's Health channel
Newswise

Below are some of the latest headlines in the Women's Health channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Psychological Aspects of Erectile Dysfunction Deserve More Attention, Health Scientists Say
Released: 27-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Psychological Aspects of Erectile Dysfunction Deserve More Attention, Health Scientists Say
Association for Psychological Science

Personality traits and mental health problems are among the factors linked to erectile dysfunction, but researchers often overlook these psychological contributors and their treatments in favor of biological causes, according to a new research review.

Released: 27-Sep-2023 9:00 AM EDT
Primary care intervention reduces hypoglycemia risk from type 2 diabetes overtreatment in older adults
Endocrine Society

A newly published quality improvement study shows how a simple intervention by health care providers reduced the number of older adult patients with type 2 diabetes at risk for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) by almost 50% and led to de-escalation of diabetes medications that cause hypoglycemia in 20% of patients.

Released: 27-Sep-2023 6:05 AM EDT
Experto de Mayo Clinic: las prótesis articulares y la artritis pueden evitarse
Mayo Clinic

No se preocupe por la cadera o las rodillas a medida que envejece. La artritis en esas articulaciones puede evitarse. Siga haciendo las actividades que disfruta hacer.

Released: 26-Sep-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Increasing steps by 3,000 per day can lower blood pressure in older adults
University of Connecticut

An estimated 80% of older adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. Maintaining healthy blood pressure can protect against serious conditions like heart failure, heart attacks, and strokes.

Released: 21-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Supportive later-life social relationships mediate the risk of severe frailty in adults who had negative childhood experiences
Regenstrief Institute

Frailty is a serious concern in later-life adults due to its association with additional health risks including disability, falls, hospitalization and mortality. The prevalence of frailty has risen over time; about 15 percent of those aged 65 years and older are considered frail.

Released: 21-Sep-2023 9:30 AM EDT
World Alzheimer’s Month 2023: Shining a Light on Alzheimer's – Domenico Praticò
Alzheimer's Center at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Since 2012, September has been celebrated as World Alzheimer’s Month. Back then, and only eleven years ago, an average of 2 out of 3 people had little understanding of Alzheimer's disease and associated dementias.

Released: 19-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT
A Physical Therapist's Top Tips to Keep Older Adults Safe from Falls
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV professor Jennifer Nash shares insights on why fall prevention is so important to maintaining health as we age.

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11-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Hobbies linked to lower depression levels among older people
University College London

Having a hobby is linked to fewer depressive symptoms and higher levels of happiness, self-reported health and life satisfaction among people aged 65 and over, and this holds true across 16 countries on three continents, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.



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