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13-May-2024 9:40 AM EDT
VIDEO and TRANSCRIPT: RSV Risk And Undertreated Asthma: Expert Panel Q&A
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Doctors with the American Thoracic Society will discuss new research about the potential effect of estrogen on hypertension for women in menopause, and the link between hormone replacement and breast cancer risk. How can patients and doctors weigh the risks and benefits and decide whether or not estrogen is right for them?

Newswise: Why do we move slower the older we get? New study delivers answers
Released: 7-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Why do we move slower the older we get? New study delivers answers
University of Colorado Boulder

In lab experiments, engineers at CU Boulder asked groups of younger and older adults to complete a deceptively simple task: to reach for a target on a computer screen. The group's findings could one day help doctors diagnose a range of illnesses, from Parkinson's disease to mental health conditions like depression.

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Released: 26-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Tembo Health Announces Partnership with Springwell Senior Living to Provide Telemedicine Support for Residents
LifeBridge Health

Tembo Health, a senior-focused telemedicine provider, has announced a partnership with Springwell Senior Living, a 250-resident senior living facility in northwest Baltimore offering independent living, assisted living and memory care services.

Released: 25-Apr-2024 11:00 AM EDT
Type of Surgery and Its Risk Level Has Significant Impact on Complications and Death in Elderly Patients
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Frailty is a well-established predictor of complications and death after surgery. However, patients over 65 who undergo a high-risk operation in the emergency room are at significantly increased risk of postoperative complications and death in comparison to the same patients who are assessed solely on their level of frailty, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Newswise: “Anti-Choke Mug” – Chula Innovation for Neuro Patients to Drink Water Confidently
Released: 13-Mar-2024 8:55 AM EDT
“Anti-Choke Mug” – Chula Innovation for Neuro Patients to Drink Water Confidently
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Medicine has designed an anti-choke mug with calculated angle, amount, and time of water flow from the mug to the patient’s lips hoping to reduce choking that may lead to lung infection, bring peace of mind to caregivers, and make it safer for patients who will have a better quality of life.

Released: 29-Feb-2024 11:50 AM EST
Does trying to look younger reduce how much ageism older adults face?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

How do ageism and positive age-related experiences differ for people who have tried to look younger, or feel they look younger, than they actually are? A new study examines this and the relationship with health.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Long COVID can happen to anyone. Keep up with the latest research on Long COVID on Newswise
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Stay informed! These are the latest research articles on "Long COVID" from the Coronavirus News Source on Newswise.

Newswise: New genetic therapy holds promise for ALS and frontotemporal dementia
Released: 16-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
New genetic therapy holds promise for ALS and frontotemporal dementia
Macquarie University

Neuroscientists at Macquarie University in Australia have developed a single-dose genetic medicine that has been proven to halt the progression of both ALS and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in mice – and may even offer the potential to reverse some of the effects of the fatal diseases.

Newswise: Self-monitoring improves physical activity of care-needing elderly
Released: 16-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Self-monitoring improves physical activity of care-needing elderly
Kobe University

Self-monitoring of physical activity with an accelerometer and feedback is an effective tool to improve physical activity in elderly people requiring long-term support.

Released: 15-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
App shows 25% fewer emergency hospital admissions from care homes
Newcastle University

Newcastle University has assisted in finding cost-efficient methods for the NHS to improve the care and quality of life for care home residents.

Released: 15-Feb-2024 9:50 AM EST
Helping caregivers help people with dementia eat at home
Ohio State University

A new study has laid the groundwork for a future intervention designed to help caregivers establish a safe and workable mealtime routine for people with dementia living at home.

   
Released: 14-Feb-2024 4:05 AM EST
Can Olive Oil Reverse Genetic Predisposition for Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer's Center at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Clinical studies suggest the Mediterranean diet, and one of its main components, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), improves cognitive function and slows Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression. Researchers will now investigate whether this is true even for people with a family history of AD and signs of genetic predisposition caused by dysfunction in the APOE gene.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Older adults rely more on trust in decision making. It could open them up to scams.
University of Florida

Elderly adults lose billions to financial scams by people they trust every year. New psychological research suggests this vulnerability could be linked to older adults' overreliance on initial impressions of trustworthiness.

Released: 11-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Language barriers could contribute to higher aggression in people with dementia
Edith Cowan University

Immigrants living with dementia were more likely to present with agitation and aggression compared with their non-immigrant counterparts, a new study by Edith Cowan University (ECU) in collaboration with The Dementia Centre, HammondCare, found.

Newswise: Sexually transmitted infections among older adults pose a global public health challenge
Released: 5-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Sexually transmitted infections among older adults pose a global public health challenge
University of Oslo

People around the world live longer than ever before. The number of people above the age of 60 will almost double by 2050, according to WHO.

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Released: 1-Feb-2024 5:00 PM EST
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Nurses -- The Most Trusted Profession in an Age of Mistrust
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For 21 years, nurses have consistently been the most trusted profession, according to the yearly Gallup poll. (The new poll will be issued by the end of January). Dr Rushton, who specializes in burnout, will speak on trust, moral injury, and how nurses cope in this day and age.

Released: 1-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Experts Comment on Aiming for a Romantic Relationship at Any Stage of Life
University of New Hampshire

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air. Will Cupid’s arrow target true love, or will it miss the mark? Cherub or not, experts at the University of New Hampshire share valuable insights into what it takes to build a healthy romantic relationship, in person or online, at any age.

Released: 31-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
RNA Scientist Receives Federal Funding to Commercialize Molecular Tool Against Alzheimer’s Disease
University at Albany, State University of New York

University at Albany scientist Scott Tenenbaum, founder of UAlbany spinoff company sxRNA Technologies, Inc. (sxRNA Tech), has received $500,000 from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study how aging brain cells shape the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and advance RNA technology that could inform new therapeutics to prevent and treat Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Our winter of discontent: Get the latest news on the flu in the Influenza channel
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The latest research and expertise on the flue can be found in the Influenza channel on Newswise.

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Released: 19-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Don't wait for an emergency to get the latest emergency medicine news
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Find the latest research and features on emergency medicine in the Emergency Medicine channel on Newswise.

       
Newswise: Wireless Drug Patch Shows Promise as Chronic Disease Treatment Delivery System
Released: 18-Jan-2024 11:30 AM EST
Wireless Drug Patch Shows Promise as Chronic Disease Treatment Delivery System
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

This research from UNC-Chapel Hill, published in the journal Nature Communications, opens the door to researching this wirelessly controlled patch to deliver on-demand treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.

16-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
Third Major Study Finds Evidence that Daily Multivitamin Supplements Improve Memory and Slow Cognitive Aging in Older Adults
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

In a meta-analysis of 5,000 participants, including more than 500 who underwent in-person assessments over two years, multivitamins showed benefits for memory and global cognition.

Newswise: Smartphone app could help prevent falls in older adults
Released: 12-Jan-2024 10:55 AM EST
Smartphone app could help prevent falls in older adults
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York's Motion Analysis Research Laboratory have developed an app to help study and prevent falls in older adults.

Newswise: Flagging Dementia Patients for Better Hospital Care
Released: 11-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
Flagging Dementia Patients for Better Hospital Care
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai investigators are using electronic health records to identify hospitalized patients likely to have dementia. The method they developed, detailed in a study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, is designed to help medical staff tailor care to best serve these patients.

Released: 10-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
American College of Surgeons Receives Grant to Improve Diagnostic Feedback in Geriatric Emergency Surgery
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has been awarded a $100,000 planning grant to enhance diagnostic accuracy in clinical registries, with a particular focus on the care of older adult patients undergoing emergency general surgery (EGS).

2-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Even in Midlife, Disrupted Sleep Tied to Memory, Thinking Problems Later On
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have more disrupted sleep in their 30s and 40s may be more likely to have memory and thinking problems a decade later, according to new research published in the January 3, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study does not prove that sleep quality causes cognitive decline. It only shows an association.

Released: 20-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Working with Big Data requires a lot of power! The latest research and features on Supercomputing
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With the rise in machine learning applications and artificial intelligence, it's no wonder that more and more scientists and researchers are turning to supercomputers. Supercomputers are commonly used for making predictions with advanced modeling and simulations. This can be applied to climate research, weather forecasting, genomic sequencing, space exploration, aviation engineering and more.

       
Released: 13-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
‘Tis the season to get vaccinated: How to stay healthy through the holidays
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

With virus cases rising and the holidays nigh, three expert from University of Michigan Health give their top 12 tips for avoiding or reducing the impact of COVID-19, flu, RSV, pneumonia and whooping cough in adults and kids.

Released: 13-Dec-2023 8:00 AM EST
Adults With Cognitive Disabilities Are More Likely to Have Worse Experiences With Health Care System
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Rutgers Institute for Health researcher Elizabeth Stone published new research finding that people with cognitive disabilities are less satisfied with their health care than those in the general population.

Released: 12-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
How Caregivers of People With Dementia Can Navigate Holidays
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers elder care expert discusses how families can make the most of the season when caring for someone experiencing memory loss

Released: 12-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
Caring for LGBTQ+ nursing home residents in culturally appropriate and inclusive ways
Regenstrief Institute

There have been few studies of LGBTQ+ older adults residing in nursing homes. A new article from faculty of Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University explores care of the growing number of LGBTQ+ older adults living in these facilities.

   
Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center’s Center for Healthy Senior Living  Recognized as 2023 Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence
Released: 11-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Hackensack University Medical Center’s Center for Healthy Senior Living Recognized as 2023 Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence
Hackensack Meridian Health

Designation recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing high-quality, evidence-based care tailored to the unique needs of older adults.

Released: 7-Dec-2023 2:15 PM EST
Looking for unique stories about the winter holidays? Check out the Winter Holidays channel
Newswise

It's the moooost wonderful time...of the year! Are you looking for new story ideas that are focused on the winter holiday season? Perhaps you're working on a story on on managing stress and anxiety? Perhaps you're working on a story on seasonal affective disorder? Or perhaps your editor asked you to write a story on tracking Santa? Look no further. Check out the Winter Holidays channel.

       
Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Workplace culture is very different these days. Find out how different by exploring the "In the Workplace" channel
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The latest articles on occupational medicine, workplace culture, and the labor market are in the "In the Workplace" channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 21-Nov-2023 5:05 PM EST
New paper links childhood deprivation to accelerated biological aging later in life
University of Wisconsin–Madison

While earlier studies found a link between threats experienced in early life and epigenetic age acceleration in children, the study led by Schmitz shows that this relationship may not persist into adulthood. On the other hand, the researchers found that experiences of deprivation in childhood may lead to age acceleration later in life.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 3:45 PM EST
It's not over until it's over. Keep up with the latest COVID research in the Coronavirus channel.
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Stay informed! Keep up with the latest research on the COVID-19 virus in the Coronavirus channel on Newswise.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
American College of Surgeons Releases the Revised Best Practices Guidelines in Geriatric Trauma Management
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Recognizing the unique challenges and increasing incidence of trauma in the geriatric population, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has announced a comprehensive set of guidelines designed to optimize trauma care for older adults.

Newswise: Will your loved ones’ end-of-life care match their wishes?
Released: 21-Nov-2023 12:15 PM EST
Will your loved ones’ end-of-life care match their wishes?
Case Western Reserve University

Sara L. Douglas, the Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor in Oncology Nursing at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, will study the variables that determine high-quality end-of-life care for both patients and their caregivers.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 12:00 PM EST
Hearing Loss is Associated with Subtle Changes in the Brain
University of California San Diego

A team of UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science along with Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute researchers employed hearing tests and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine whether hearing impairment is associated with differences in specific brain regions and affects dementia risk.

Newswise: McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics researchers awarded $31M in grants for medical artificial intelligence innovation research
Released: 15-Nov-2023 5:05 PM EST
McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics researchers awarded $31M in grants for medical artificial intelligence innovation research
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston reached a funding landmark with 15 faculty members awarded 16 different grants totaling more than $31 million between August and October 2023. Each grant has a focus on medical artificial intelligence (AI) innovations and advancements in research or health care.

Newswise: Older adults left out of clinical research trials
Released: 15-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
Older adults left out of clinical research trials
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Although they experience more health issues, older patients often aren’t included in research due to age and underlying medical conditions

Released: 15-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
Positive views about aging linked to longevity, research shows
Rowan University

The key to a longer life could be the way a person perceives their aging experience, according to a new study led by Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D., professor of medicine at the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging at Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine. Recently published by the scientific journal, The Gerontologist, the study found a significant association between the subjective successful aging (SSA) of adults ages 50-74 and their risk for mortality within nine years.

Released: 15-Nov-2023 11:20 AM EST
From Farm to Newsroom: The Latest Research and Features on Agriculture
Newswise

The world’s total population is expected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050. This rapid increase in population is boosting the demand for agriculture to cater for the increased demand. Below are some of the latest research and features on agriculture and farming in the Agriculture channel on Newswise.

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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.



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