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Released: 9-Apr-2020 1:35 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Researcher Leads First Human Study of Drug Targeting Brain Inflammation
University of Kentucky

A study examining MW189 in healthy adult volunteers was performed by a collaborative team from the University of Kentucky, Duke University and Northwestern University. The work by Van Eldik and the rest of the team is substantial as it is the first time MW189 had been tested in humans.

6-Apr-2020 5:25 PM EDT
Does Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution Lead to a Steeper Rate of Cognitive Decline?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who live in urban areas with higher levels of air pollution may score lower on thinking and memory tests and may also lose cognitive skills faster over time, or it is possible they also may not, according to a study published in the April 8, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers examined the association of air pollution levels and cognitive impairment and decline in participants in two large epidemiological studies. They found an association between the air pollution and cognitive decline in one study group but not in the other.

Newswise: Study Demonstrates the Need for Immediate ICU Care for Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia, Describes Patient Characteristics
Released: 7-Apr-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Study Demonstrates the Need for Immediate ICU Care for Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia, Describes Patient Characteristics
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Researchers have identified the most common clinical characteristics of 109 patients with COVID-19 related pneumonia who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Newswise: Measuring Frailty More Accurately Predicts Cost of Care
Released: 7-Apr-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Measuring Frailty More Accurately Predicts Cost of Care
Saint Louis University

A team of researchers identified a way to measure frailty using patients’ medical claims that more accurately predict costs-of-care, especially for clinicians with disproportionate shares of frail patients.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 8:05 AM EDT
How to Help Loved Ones with Dementia Cope During COVID-19
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social isolation present unique challenges for more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Monica Townsend, training and consultation specialist at the Comprehensive Services on Aging at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, shares how caregivers can cope through the health crisis:

Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Older Entrepreneurs as Successful as Their Younger Counterparts, Study Reveals
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative. However, the truth is that older business entrepreneurs may be just as well suited to success. And older women are far more successful at launching a business than their younger counterparts.

Newswise: Curbing the Rising Toll of Adults with Complex Care Needs
Released: 6-Apr-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Curbing the Rising Toll of Adults with Complex Care Needs
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Data show that the number of people with clinically complex health and social needs is growing. Programs designed to support these adults have fallen short and the healthcare system is becoming overtaxed by these “super-utilizers”.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Wet T-Shirts Provide Effective Cooling for Older Adults during Heat Waves
American Physiological Society (APS)

Research suggests that wearing water-soaked clothing in hot, humid weather may be an inexpensive and effective way to provide cooling and reduce the risk of heat strain in older adults.

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