Elder Care (Everybody)


  • Women's heart attacks are often missed: This gene may help explain why
    on June 23, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Newly identified genes may help explain why women experience different heart disease symptoms than men do, which often leads to misdiagnosing serious problems. […]

  • Cardiac rehab attendance lower among Asian, Black and Hispanic adults at all income levels, study finds
    on June 23, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    In a study of more than 107,000 people eligible for cardiac rehabilitation programs, Asian, Black and Hispanic adults were significantly less likely to attend cardiac rehabilitation programs compared to white adults. These differences in cardiac rehabilitation participation were seen at all income levels. The timeframe between hospital discharge and starting cardiac rehabilitation, which can affect recovery and health outcomes, was also at least a week longer among Asian, Black and Hispanic adults compared to white adults. […]

  • COVID vaccines are safe for patients with cardiovascular disease
    on June 23, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    COVID-19 vaccination is not associated with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with established cardiovascular disease, according to a large study. […]

  • The younger we feel, the better we rehabilitate, research shows
    on June 22, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Could the expression 'you're only as old as you feel' hold true for older people recuperating from physical disabilities? Apparently so. Researchers have found that feeling young can increase the chances of successful rehabilitation from medical conditions, even in old age. […]

  • Single brain scan can diagnose Alzheimer's disease
    on June 20, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    A single MRI scan of the brain could be enough to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. […]

  • Computer tool can track stroke rehabilitation to boost recovery
    on June 16, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    A sensor-equipped computer program can accurately identify and count arm movements in people undergoing stroke rehabilitation, a new study shows. […]

  • Progress on early detection of Alzheimer's disease
    on June 14, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    As more than 6 million Americans continue living with Alzheimer's disease, a biomedical engineer is reporting the development of a new probe for detection of the protein that is known to be a hallmark of Alzheimer's. The finding could signal a step forward in early detection of the disease. […]

  • Vitamin D deficiency can lead to dementia
    on June 14, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide, affecting thinking and behaviors as you age. But what if you could stop this degenerative disease in its tracks? […]

  • Molecule in the nervous system may hold key to treating chronic pain
    on June 13, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Researchers reveal a potential new way to treat chronic pain using anti-cancer drugs rather than opioid-based pain medication. Researchers identified the existence of a molecule in the nervous system that enhances sensitivity to pain. This molecule had previously been thought to play a role in cancer growth but had never been reported in the nervous system. By targeting this molecule it may now be possible to use already existing anti-cancer drugs to block pain. […]

  • Multiple heart-related conditions linked to triple dementia risk, regardless of genetics
    on June 8, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Having multiple conditions that affect the heart are linked to a greater risk of dementia than having high genetic risk, according to a largescale new study. […]

  • Bad dreams could be early warning of Parkinson's disease
    on June 7, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Older adults who start to experience bad dreams or nightmares could be exhibiting the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease, say researchers. […]

  • Some blood pressure medicine may decrease the aneurysm rupture risk for people with high blood pressure
    on June 3, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    A new study has found that RAAS inhibitors, a class of blood pressure-lowering medicine, may be better at reducing the risk of brain aneurysm rupture. People with a brain aneurysm -- a weakened area of a blood vessel -- who were being treated for high blood pressure with medication from the class of drugs called RAAS inhibitors had a significantly lower risk of a ruptured aneurysm compared to those who took other blood pressure medications. These results indicate that RAAS inhibitors may be preferable to other blood pressure-lowering medications and could inform treatment decisions for people with high blood pressure who have unruptured intracranial aneurysms. […]

  • Target protein for diabetes drug linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease
    on June 2, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Mechanisms associated with a particular diabetes drug can also help to protect against Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports. The results indicate that the drug's target protein can be an interesting candidate for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. […]

  • Epigenetic markers predict complications in patients with type 2 diabetes
    on May 25, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    A new study supports the notion that patients with type 2 diabetes patient should be divided into subgroups and given individualized treatment. The study demonstrates that there are distinct epigenetic differences between different groups of patients with type 2 diabetes. The epigenetic markers are also associated with different risks of developing common complications in type 2 diabetes, such as stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. […]

  • The drug gabapentin may boost functional recovery after a stroke
    on May 23, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    The drug gabapentin, currently prescribed to control seizures and reduce nerve pain, may enhance recovery of movement after a stroke by helping neurons on the undamaged side of the brain take up the signaling work of lost cells, new research in mice suggests. […]

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