News tagged with older adults
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Reading text on digital devices like tablet computers requires less effort from older adults than reading on paper, according to research published February 6 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Matthias Schlesewsky and co ...
Other Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Psychological well-being has been linked to many important life outcomes, including career success, relationship satisfaction, and even health. But it's not clear how feelings of well-being change as we age, as different ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Tai Chi may reduce falls among adult stroke survivors, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013.
Cardiology Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
UT Dallas researchers are recruiting patients for a new study aimed at determining a connection between hearing deficits and the likelihood of falls.
Health Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Brendan Marrocco, an Iraq War veteran who lost all four limbs in a roadside bomb attack, was recently released from a Baltimore hospital after receiving a double-arm transplant. Northeastern ...
Neuroscience Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—A genetic variant associated with obesity risk (FTO) has a greater effect on body mass index (BMI) in young adults than older adults, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in Diabetes.
Diabetes Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
According to a new study of more than 75,000 adults, women in that age group are more empathic than men of the same age and than younger or older people.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Older adults can improve their decision making and working memory simply by putting on a happy face, a new study suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
One in four people with HIV/AIDS is over 50, yet older adults are more often diagnosed at a late stage than younger people. Despite this, nearly half of older adults visiting a public health clinic where ...
HIV & AIDS Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
For seniors who are constipated, the use of polyethylene glycol and lactulose are effective, according to a review of current treatments published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The article reviews the l ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as we grow older has been elusive. But for the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a link between these hallmark ...
Neuroscience Jan 27, 2013 | 4 / 5 (8) | 4 |
(HealthDay)—The drug Oxytrol has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first over-the-counter treatment for women 18 and older with overactive bladder.
Medications Jan 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal, according to a new study by hearing experts at Johns Hopkins.
Health Jan 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Sarcopenia, or the gradual loss of muscle mass, is a common consequence of ageing, and poses a significant risk factor for disability in older adults. As muscle strength plays an important role in the tendency to fall, sarcopenia ...
Health Jan 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—We've all read about the severity of the current flu season. Boston declared an emergency, hospitals are seeing patients in tents outside their emergency departments and we all probably ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0