Oncology & Cancer

Daily aspirin may up growth, spread of cancers in older adults

(HealthDay)—A daily, low dose of aspirin may increase the risk for progression and metastasis as well as mortality related to later-stage disease in adults aged 65 years and older who develop cancer, according to a study ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Longer bereavement leave needed for employees, study finds

It takes months, even years to recover from the grief of losing a loved one, and Canadian legislation and workplaces need to start recognizing that, says a University of Alberta researcher.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Research highlights increased loneliness in lockdown for the over-70s

A collaborative report published by researchers at the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA) and ALONE examines issues of loneliness and social isolation in older adults. The report offers fresh insight into the experiences ...

Other

Can illness make you less human?

"Darwin propagated the idea that humans are like other animals fighting for survival, but distinguished supposedly by our intellect. This logic makes it possible for some human lives to be seen as more valuable than others," ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Keep moving to prevent major mobility disability

Having trouble getting around on your own—such as difficulty walking, climbing steps, or being able to get in and out of a chair—can lead to physical disability and losing your independence.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mayo Clinic Q And A: COVID-19 and people with disabilities

Dear Mayo Clinic: My father, who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease, lives with me and my family, including three children. While my husband can work at home, I am still required to go on-site for my job. Although I practice ...

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