Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China virus: What we know about the fatalities

The first fatality of China's new virus would come to represent a common set of traits for those who died to the disease: he was over the age of 60 and in poor health.


Three easy measures to predict metabolic syndrome in elderly

A new study found a surprisingly high rate of metabolic syndrome among individuals aged 60-100 years. Three easy-to-measure anthropometric indicators were predictive of metabolic syndrome in both men and women and could be ...


To head off late-life depression, check your hearing

A new study found that elderly individuals with age-related hearing loss had more symptoms of depression; the greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having depressive symptoms. The findings suggest that treatment ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Knee pain, functional impairment associated with depression

(HealthDay)—Knee pain and functional impairments in elderly individuals are associated with the development of depressive symptoms, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Seborrheic dermatitis more common in males, on dark skin

(HealthDay)—Seborrheic dermatitis is a common inflammatory condition in middle-aged and elderly individuals, especially males and those with darker skin, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the British Journal ...

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