Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Older people with early, asymptomatic Alzheimer's at risk of falls

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries in older adults, causing more than 800,000 hospitalizations and about 30,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. Some risk factors are well-known—advanced age, problems with vision ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

USPSTF: Evidence lacking for screening elders for hearing loss

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that current evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of hearing loss screening for older adults. This finding forms the ...

Medical research

Ghrelin may be an effective treatment for age-related muscle loss

The hormone, ghrelin, may help protect the elderly population from muscle loss, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. The study found that administering a particular form of ghrelin to older mice helped to restore ...

Overweight & Obesity

Probiotics may help manage childhood obesity

Probiotics may help children and adolescents with obesity lose weight when taken alongside a calorie-controlled diet, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. The study found that obese children who were put on ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Does forgetting a name or word mean that I have dementia?

The number of cases of dementia in the U.S. is rising as baby boomers age, raising questions for boomers themselves and also for their families, caregivers and society. Dementia, which is not technically a disease but a term ...

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Loss

Loss may refer to:

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