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Positive psychology research aims to improve elderly care

Almost 400 aged care workers and patients in the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales area are taking part in the 'Psychological Capital' study …

Deep in the bowels of a secluded facility outside the central Japanese city of Nagoya, a team of dedicated researchers has been working on a monster. It’s a primal, animalistic robot that uses advanced technology to power its intelligent vision, flexible movement and giant arms strong enough to lift a human right off the ground. […]

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Doctors' group urging federal parties to support measures for seniors care

Canadian doctors, eager to put health care on the election agenda, are challenging federal leaders to back a $3.3-billion package of measures they say would have an immediate impact on caring for the nation's aging population.<p>A top-up of federal health funding to provinces based on demographics, …

Acupuncture Reduces Mild Hypertension

Acupuncture reduces blood pressure for patients with prehypertension and stage 1 hypertension. Researchers investigated patients with mild …

Branding elderly ‘frail’ harming their health – study

Lost in translation: to doctors it simply is a medical term for people who need some help, but to many it means terminal decline<p>Doctors who describe elderly people as “frail” may inadvertently be harming their health by making them less likely to seek treatment for common conditions, a new study …

Intensive End-Of-Life Care On The Rise For Cancer Patients

Conversations about end-of-life care are difficult. But even though most people now take some steps to communicate their wishes, many may still receive more intensive care than they would have wished, a study published in July found.<p>The findings, published online in <i>JAMA Oncology,</i> came from an …

Euthanasia inquiry told medical professionals uncomfortable giving elderly patients pain relief for fear of prosecution

Nurses and doctors fear the consequences of giving terminally ill patients pain relief that might hasten their death, a Victorian parliamentary …

Joint venture to develop painless diabetes monitoring with NFC • NFC World

A new joint venture that includes the US-based Mayo Clinic and Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute is developing an NFC-based diabetes monitoring system …

Drug Helps One of Worst Alzheimer's Symptoms – Agitation

A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a medication to fight heart arrhythmias might offer some peace for one of the most troubling symptoms of advanced Alzheimer’s disease – agitation – researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The drug is already approved to treat uncontrollable laughing, crying or …

Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.<p>Even with insurance and her Social Security check, Ranzman still had to come up with around …

Do Alzheimer’s sufferers finally have cause for optimism?

There’s no treatment that actually tackles the underlying causes of this terrible disease. Solanezumab, a genetically engineered antibody, may be the first<p>Every week in my neurology clinic at the Walton Neuro-Centre in Liverpool, I see people who are worried that they may have Alzheimer’s disease. …

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Why Senior Citizens Are Flocking to Uber

I still remember the first senior citizen I picked up as an Uber driver. He was 85, and visiting Los Angeles from Chicago for two weeks. The gentleman was a retired museum curator but he had graciously volunteered his time to work with a local museum on a new project. He knew absolutely no one out …

A 92-Year-Old Yogi Shares Her Secrets To Happiness & Longevity

Three careers and a lifetime, that’s how long it’s taken to be where I am today. To know who I am and actually like who I am. It takes dedication, …

Eli Lilly's big Alzheimer's bet: Blockbuster or bust?

Drug makers are scrambling to figure out a way to manage Alzheimer's, the only leading cause of death that can't be prevented, cured or slowed.<p>Unless a credible Alzheimer's treatment is developed, the memory-destroying disease could cost the U.S. health care system $1 trillion a year by 2050, …

Researchers: Saliva test may reveal Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Levels of metabolites in saliva may help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's disease, based on a small study presented at a …

Benefits of Blood Pressure Tablets on your Health

About<p>Hypertension affects about <i>a billion individuals</i> worldwide. It is a silent killer. If undetected and untreated it silently damages the blood …

Despite Gains In Advance Directives, Study Finds More Intensive End-Of-Life Cancer Care

Conversations about end-of-life care are difficult. But even though most people now take some steps to communicate their wishes, many may still …

Coffee may lower inflammation and reduce risk of diabetes

New research finds drinking coffee may lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing diabetes.<p>The study, published in the <i>European Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i>, found that people who drank coffee were about 50 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to people who did not …

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Alzheimer's Worsens Twice As Fast in Women, Study Finds

Women with memory problems that may signal early Alzheimer’s descend into dementia twice as fast as men, researchers said Tuesday.<p>It helps explain why so many more women than men have Alzheimer’s disease, they said. Two-thirds of Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s are women.<p>Women in their 60s are …

Can you lower your cholesterol just by changing your diet?

<b>Statins are used to lower cholesterol but how much can be achieved with changes to diet alone, asks Michael Mosley.</b><p>Over the many years that I've been making science documentaries I've covered a huge range of subjects, but there is one that is of particular personal interest. My family tree is …

Are antipsychotic drugs more dangerous to dementia patients than we think?

Drugs aimed at quelling the behavior problems of dementia patients may also hasten their deaths more than previously realized, a new study finds.<p>The …

Struggling With High Blood Pressure? Your Sleep May Be To Blame

Looking to lower your blood pressure? Fix your poor sleep habits first, suggests a new study.<p>Mayo Clinic researchers recently set out to find how reduced sleep quantity and quality could affect a person's blood pressure. After monitoring their eight participants for 16 days, they found that when …

Vitamin D fights and treats diseases associated with aging, reveals new study

A new study has found that vitamin D plays an important role in the prevention and treatment of diseases caused with ageing.<p>The study conducted by …

Of mice and old men: is the elixir of youth finally coming of age?

It is generally accepted as one of life’s unfortunate, but inevitable facts: we might be able to disguise the wrinkles for a time, but ageing will get us all in the end. Except scientists are now questioning whether it has to be thus, or whether age is simply another disease that might one day be …

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Cut dementia risk with a healthy heart and good circulation, experts say

Alzheimer’s researchers will present findings in London this week to show that “what’s good for the heart is good for the brain”.<p>They say people can …

The Man Who Ate 25 Eggs A Day (Or, Why Cholesterol's Not All Bad)

Each morning at the retirement community, the healthy 88-year-old man received a delivery of 25 soft-boiled eggs, which he would consume during his …

The Best Foods to Add to Your Diet to Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints. Some people find relief by making changes to their diet.<p>“There is no …

Baby boomers buying up properties and renting to young people who then cannot afford to buy homes

Baby-boomers who have benefited from rising house prices are fuelling the housing crisis by buying up properties to rent out to young people who …

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