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Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

August 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for seniors with sleep apnea.
CPAP is widely used to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the airway relaxes and narrows during sleep, causing breathing problems and interrupted sleep that [...]


Sleep Woes in Old Age May Be Linked to Brain Cell Loss

August 21, 2014

Loss of brain cells that act as a “sleep switch” may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests.


When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden

August 19, 2014

It’s no secret that daughters seem to bear the brunt of caregiving duties for elderly parents, but a new study suggests that conscientious daughters often fill the gaps left by sons.


Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

August 18, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people who aren’t expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer — even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds.
Unnecessary screening can lead to invasive procedures, such as biopsies, and [...]


What You Need To Know About Dermal Fillers

August 15, 2014

Injectable dermal fillers are widely used by people seeking to smooth out wrinkles, but it’s important to know the risks of these products before using them, a U.S. government expert says.


High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study

August 13, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The high-dose flu shot protects seniors better than the standard dose does, a new study finds.
About one in four cases of flu in older patients vaccinated with the standard dose could be prevented if the high-dose vaccine were used instead, the researchers reported.
“The study demonstrated [...]


Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs

August 13, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, a new study reveals.
Among ER patients aged 65 and older, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. Of those who were malnourished, [...]


Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some

August 11, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Digoxin, a drug that’s been used to treat heart problems for about 200 years, might increase the risk of dying in certain patients.
New research suggests that for people who have a particular type of irregular heart rhythm, called atrial fibrillation, taking the drug digoxin may [...]


Man’s Rare Condition May Open Door to New Alzheimer’s Treatments

August 11, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A man with a rare disease has shown scientists that there might be a different way to try to halt the devastating damage of Alzheimer’s disease.
A mutation of the apolipoprotein E gene (apoE4) has been shown to raise the chances of developing the memory-robbing condition, [...]


Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy

August 8, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The shingles vaccine remains effective in older people after they’ve had chemotherapy, a new study finds.
“The zoster vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective in elderly adults with healthy immune systems but until now, there has been a lack of data on whether the vaccine remains [...]



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