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Newswise: Did Gonorrhea Give Us Grandparents?
Released: 18-Jul-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Did Gonorrhea Give Us Grandparents?
UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers tracked the evolution of a gene variant that supports cognitive health in older humans, but may have first emerged to protect against bacteria.

Released: 15-Jul-2022 12:50 PM EDT
Alcohol Consumption Carries Significant Health Risks and No Benefits for Young People; Some Older Adults May Benefit From Drinking a Small Amount of Alcohol
Lancet

The new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease estimates that 1.34 billion people consumed harmful amounts of alcohol (1.03 billion males and 0.312 billion females) in 2020.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:45 PM EDT
How Older Adults and Their Caregivers View Pain, Depression and Other Patient Symptoms
Regenstrief Institute

Adults, especially older adults, may be in pain or depressed but not able to convey details of their symptoms and quality of life to their doctors for various reasons including cognitive impairment.

Newswise: Pineapple Jelly Probiotics Health Drink for Elderly Adults that Can Help Fix Farmers’ Problems
Released: 6-Jul-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Pineapple Jelly Probiotics Health Drink for Elderly Adults that Can Help Fix Farmers’ Problems
Chulalongkorn University

A team of researchers from Chula Faculty of Science in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University has developed the “Jelly Nata Probiotics” jelly drink made from pineapple to benefit the mental wellbeing of the elderly, add value to pineapple while also solving the oversupply of pineapples.

   
Released: 5-Jul-2022 4:40 PM EDT
Uso de vapor para o tratamento da hiperplasia prostática
Mayo Clinic

O aumento da glândula da próstata pode causar sintomas urinários desconfortáveis para os homens. E, à medida que envelhecem, o risco aumenta. Aproximadamente 30 % dos homens apresentam sintomas aos 60 anos e 50 % deles aos 80 anos.

Released: 5-Jul-2022 4:05 PM EDT
前列腺肿大的蒸汽疗法
Mayo Clinic

前列腺肿大可导致男性出现排尿不适的症状。随着年龄的增长,男性群体罹患此病的风险会日渐上升。约30%的男性会在60岁前出现相关症状,而约50%的男性会在80岁前出现相关症状。

Released: 5-Jul-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Tratar la próstata agrandada con vapor de agua
Mayo Clinic

El agrandamiento de la glándula prostática provoca síntomas urinarios desagradables en los hombres. El riesgo aumenta a medida que envejecen y, aproximadamente, el 30 por ciento de los hombres presenta síntomas hacia los 60 años y el 50 por ciento hacia los 80 años.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 4:35 PM EDT
Many Pain Medications Can Be Used for Spine-Related Pain in Older Adults
Boston University School of Medicine

Medications should be coupled with physical therapy, exercise programs and treatment of the underlying degenerative disease process and medical illness.

21-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Text Messaging Can Help Reduce Hazardous Drinking Among Older Adults
Research Society on Alcoholism

Older adults – those more than 50 years of age – who consume alcohol beyond healthy drinking guidelines are a growing public health concern. A new study has found that using text messaging can help reduce drinking among this population. These findings will be shared at the 45th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Orlando, Florida.

Released: 27-Jun-2022 1:45 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade
Newswise

The latest expert commentary and research on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade

       
Released: 23-Jun-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Telehealth flexibilities didn’t send Medicare visits soaring, despite worries
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Older Americans and their health care providers have settled into a steady pattern of using telehealth technology for nearly 1 in 10 outpatient appointments, a new analysis of Medicare data, published as a preprint, shows.

Released: 22-Jun-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Light During Sleep in Older Adults Linked to Obesity, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure
Northwestern University

In a sample of older men and women ages 63 to 84, those who were exposed to any amount of light while sleeping at night were significantly more likely to be obese, and have high blood pressure and diabetes compared to adults who were not exposed to any light during the night, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Newswise: Aging in Place? Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether It’s Safe to Continue Living at Home
Released: 22-Jun-2022 10:40 AM EDT
Aging in Place? Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether It’s Safe to Continue Living at Home
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Four out of five Americans 65 and older want to stay in their homes as they age, according to a recent Associated Press poll. But deciding how long an elderly relative should live alone and when they should move to an environment with more support – such as assisted living or a nursing home – can be difficult.

Released: 20-Jun-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Has Potential Benefits for Patients Over Age 80 with Reasonable Surgical Risk, Study Finds
Mayo Clinic

A new retrospective study from Mayo Clinic finds that, although there's a higher surgical risk for patients over age 80, coronary artery bypass grafting may be associated with favorable outcomes and increased long-term survival.

Newswise: U.S. Infertility Rate Plateaus
Released: 16-Jun-2022 11:05 AM EDT
U.S. Infertility Rate Plateaus
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have found that infertility is more common among women who are older, who are non-Hispanic Black and who have less income or education, and women without access to sexual and reproductive health services.

Newswise: Older Australians Need More Financial Support Amid Pandemic
Released: 14-Jun-2022 9:05 PM EDT
Older Australians Need More Financial Support Amid Pandemic
University of South Australia

Financial experts are encouraging pre-retirees to sharpen their financial skills as a new report from the University of South Australia shows that 31 per cent of older Australians (aged 55+ years) feel insecure about their financial futures, particularly amid the current pandemic.

Released: 14-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT
"Yes, optimists live longer" and more research news on Aging for media
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Aging channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
7-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Five New Insights into the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effects on Eating and Health
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

The COVID-19 pandemic affected people at all stages of life from seniors to newborns. New studies presented at NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE examine the causes and effects of COVID-19-related food insecurity, how the pandemic affected breastfeeding practices and more.

Newswise: Older Persons with Type 1 Diabetes Face Risk of Reduced Muscle Strength and More Cardiovascular Issues, Researchers Find
Released: 9-Jun-2022 9:05 PM EDT
Older Persons with Type 1 Diabetes Face Risk of Reduced Muscle Strength and More Cardiovascular Issues, Researchers Find
McMaster University

Older adults with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) are at significantly higher risk of both muscle weakening and cardiovascular complications, say McMaster University researchers

2-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on treatment decision-making for older patients with kidney disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

A recent study examined how uncertainty surrounding the evolving COVID-19 pandemic influenced shared decision-making between clinicians, older patients with chronic kidney disease, and their care partners.

Released: 31-May-2022 5:05 AM EDT
Too Much Self-Confidence Can Endanger Health
University of Vienna

Older people who overestimate their health go to the doctor less often. This can have serious consequences for their health, for example, when illnesses are detected too late.

Released: 27-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Study Finds Health Benefits of ‘Aging in Place’ at TigerPlace
University of Missouri, Columbia

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) found the majority of older adults want to stay in their own home as they age.

23-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
New Research Questions Previous Link Between Diabetes Drugs and Bone Fractures
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Although clinical trials have linked diabetes medications called sodium glucose transport-2 inhibitors to higher bone fracture risks, a large study found no additional risks when the medications were compared with diabetes drugs not associated with fractures. • The findings applied to older adults with normal kidney function as well as to those with mild or moderate kidney disease.

Newswise: FAU Awarded $1 Million to Help Prevent Injury, 
Death from Falls in Older Adults
Released: 26-May-2022 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Awarded $1 Million to Help Prevent Injury, Death from Falls in Older Adults
Florida Atlantic University

Every second, an older person in the U.S. falls and injures themselves, and every 20 minutes one of them dies from the fall. The Geriatric Emergency Department Fall Injury Prevention Project will investigate several emergency department-based prevention strategies in older patients at high risk for recurrent falls and injury. The tailored multicomponent intervention will identify effective fall prevention strategies that target limited resources to high-risk individuals who come to the emergency department to improve patient outcomes, improve safety, and reduce overall costs of health care.

Released: 20-May-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Insomnia in midlife may manifest as cognitive problems in retirement age
University of Helsinki

The Helsinki Health Study at the University of Helsinki investigated the development of insomnia symptoms in midlife and their effects on memory, learning ability and concentration after retirement. The follow-up period was 15–17 years.

Released: 18-May-2022 1:10 PM EDT
'Honey, Don't Forget the Sunscreen!' Three Beliefs That Affect Sunscreen Use by Older Adults
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Reminders from a romantic partner might be an effective way to encourage sunscreen use by people age 50 or older, suggests a study in the May/June issue of The Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, official publication of the Dermatology Nurses' Association. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Aging Well in a Pandemic: Older Adults Share What It Takes
Released: 17-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Aging Well in a Pandemic: Older Adults Share What It Takes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The pandemic took a toll on older adults, but especially on those whose physical or mental health was already suffering, a new poll shows. This group may need extra support to age as well as possible.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 13-May-2022 3:55 PM EDT
Antibiotic use associated with inflammatory bowel disease in older adults
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

The more antibiotics prescribed to patients 60 and older, the more likely they were to develop inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting antibiotic use could explain some of the growth in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in older people, according to a review of 2.3 million patient records in a study selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2022.

Released: 10-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
FSU researchers use AI to prompt older adults’ participation in research
Florida State University

In a new study, Florida State University researchers explore the challenges of recruiting and retaining older adults to participate in research.

Released: 10-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
New study reveals older people support right to die, regardless of terminal illness
Edith Cowan University

An Australian-first study is delving into the contentious issue of what older people think about voluntary assisted death (VAD), regardless of any health condition.

Released: 9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Clemson University, Prisma Health expand collaboration in aging research, education and community outreach programs
Clemson University

Clemson University and Prisma Health expand their research and clinical collaborations with the opening of new space to accommodate community research and clinical programs of the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging.

Newswise: Model finds COVID-19 deaths among elderly may be due to genetic limit on cell division
Released: 9-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Model finds COVID-19 deaths among elderly may be due to genetic limit on cell division
University of Washington

According to a model created by University of Washington research professor James Anderson, a genetically predetermined limit on your immune system may be the key to why COVID-19 has such a devastating effect on the elderly.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Offers Program to Catch Older Adults Before They Fall
Released: 6-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Offers Program to Catch Older Adults Before They Fall
Cedars-Sinai

Falls and broken bones are common among older adults, but they're not a natural part of aging. That's why Cedars-Sinai geriatricians created a bone health and falls risk consultation program to catch at-risk people before they break a bone or help them avoid another fracture in the future.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Experts to Present New Research and Discuss Advances in Care for Older Adults
Released: 5-May-2022 11:50 AM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Experts to Present New Research and Discuss Advances in Care for Older Adults
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai geriatrics experts will present their latest advances in research and care in person at the annual scientific meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in Orlando May 12-14, sharing innovations to improve both the quality of patient care and quality of life for older adults.

Newswise: In-House Pharmacists Essential for Aged Care
Released: 4-May-2022 8:05 PM EDT
In-House Pharmacists Essential for Aged Care
University of South Australia

New research from the University of South Australia shows that regular visits from pharmacists to aged-care residents can reduce problems due to medicines and improve health outcomes.

Released: 4-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Hearing and vision impairment linked to serious cognitive impairment in older adults
University of Toronto

A new nationally representative study published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports found hearing impairment and vision impairment to be independently associated with cognitive impairment.

Released: 3-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court
Newswise

Are you looking for expert commentary on the leaked opinion draft that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade? Newswise has you covered! Below are some of the latest headlines that have been added to the U.S. Supreme Court channel on Newswise.

       
Newswise: Study Reveals Genetic Diversity of a Particularly Problematic Pathogen
Released: 27-Apr-2022 3:55 PM EDT
Study Reveals Genetic Diversity of a Particularly Problematic Pathogen
UC San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego have used a systems biology approach to parse the genetic diversity of Clostridioides difficile, a particularly problematic pathogen, particularly in health care settings.

Released: 27-Apr-2022 1:35 PM EDT
New data shows burden of dementia symptoms just as high in community population as nursing home residents
Regenstrief Institute

New data shows that the symptoms suffered by people with advanced Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias who live in the community occur at a strikingly similar rate to those of dementia patients in a nursing home.

Released: 27-Apr-2022 11:40 AM EDT
For Older Men, Urinary Symptoms May Affect Mortality Risk – Even if Not 'Bothersome'
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For men in their fifties and older, moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) such as incontinence and frequent nighttime urination (nocturia) are associated with an increased risk of death during long-term follow-up, suggests a Finnish study in The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: NIH awards Joseph Mikels $2.6 million to research motivation and health
Released: 26-Apr-2022 2:55 PM EDT
NIH awards Joseph Mikels $2.6 million to research motivation and health
DePaul University

Tapping into positive emotions and social connections may be key to motivating older adults to exercise. DePaul University psychology professor Joseph Mikels has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his work on emotion, aging and decision-making throughout the life span.

Newswise:Video Embedded how-can-we-reduce-the-firearm-death-toll-in-older-adults
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Released: 22-Apr-2022 9:35 AM EDT
How can we reduce the firearm death toll in older adults?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A firearm injury researcher and emergency physician provides information on firearm injuries, deaths, risk factors and attitudes among adults over 50, and gives tips for individuals and families to reduce risk of suicide and other firearm-related harm.

Newswise: Want to “age in place” someday? Take action now
Released: 20-Apr-2022 9:55 AM EDT
Want to “age in place” someday? Take action now
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new poll shows most adults over 50 want to stay in their home as they age, but many haven't taken steps that could help them do so. Two experts give advice on ways to prepare, plan and make adjustments gradually.

8-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Most older adults want to ‘age in place’ but many haven’t taken steps to help them do so, poll finds
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The vast majority of people over 50 say it’s important that they keep living in their current homes for as long as possible. But a new poll shows many of them haven’t planned or prepared for “aging in place,” and a sizable percentage might have a hard time paying for in-home help.

Newswise: Dallas researchers seeking senior participants for breathing study
Released: 12-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Dallas researchers seeking senior participants for breathing study
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging recently approved funding for a 2022 study by the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM), where a research team will look into how body weight – even extra weight gain like the kind recently resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic – may adversely affect breathing in seniors.



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