Diabetes

Older adults with type 1 diabetes have lower grip strength

Diastolic blood pressure and grip strength appear to be consistently lower in aging individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study published online May 26 in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes.

Medical research

Malnutrition links kidney disease, weaker muscles

End-stage kidney disease patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) often struggle with malnutrition and sarcopenia, a form of musculoskeletal atrophy that amplifies mortality. Untangling the long-suspected relationship ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

How older people can prevent falls

Falls are common. Each year one in every three people aged over 65 will fall. Around one in ten falls lead to serious injury. Most of us have a friend or relative who has experienced an injury from a fall and know what a ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Delaying dementia: VR games may be the next big thing

While virtual reality may once have seemed like something out of "Back to the Future," the technology is now here to stay. A new report by CNET claims the gaming platform may even be older adults' next super weapon in the ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Do compression garments facilitate muscle recovery after exercise?

Compression garments are an elastic cloth fitting that people wear on their arms, legs, or hips during or after physical exercise. Their use has gained popularity over the last few decades because they are thought to enhance ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Consumer health: Osteoporosis and exercise

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease. Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people in the U.S., 80% of whom are women, according ...

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