Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

June 30, 2016

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Mild memory lapses such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say.
But certain memory problems — such as putting your car keys in the fridge — may indicate a more serious issue.
So, what kind of memory issue suggests the […]

Testosterone Therapy May Boost Older Men’s Sex Lives

June 29, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Aging men who are losing their sexual pep can receive a love-life boost from testosterone replacement therapy, according to results from the largest “low-T” clinical trial to date.
Older men treated with testosterone gel experienced a moderate but significant improvement in their sex drive, sexual activity […]

Basketball Legend Pat Summitt’s Death Points to Ravages of Early Alzheimer’s

June 28, 2016

By Margaret SteeleHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Legendary coach Pat Summitt stared down myriad challenges as she thrust women’s college basketball onto the world stage. But her greatest foe wasn’t on the court — it was Alzheimer’s disease.
Summitt died Tuesday at age 64, after a remarkable coaching record, winning eight NCAA titles […]

Donated Blood Won’t Transmit Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease

June 27, 2016

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People who’ve received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood.
“This study provides reassurance to individuals who have received blood transfusions from patients with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease,” said Dr. Irving […]

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

June 27, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Patients who have cancer or dementia tend to receive more end-of-life care than those dying from other conditions, a new study of Veteran Affairs hospitals finds.
The study also found that fewer cancer and dementia patients died in intensive care units, because these patients had more […]

Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

June 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — America’s heart health seems to be improving, a new study reports.
Federal researchers found that fewer Americans over 40 have coronary heart disease. The rate is down from just over 10 percent in 2001-2002 to 8 percent in 2011-2012, the study found.
Despite the overall decline, there wasn’t a significant […]

Got 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span

June 14, 2016

Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults’ risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests.

Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon

June 13, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many elderly adults in nursing homes face aggressive or disturbing behavior from their fellow residents, a new study suggests.
The study found that one in five nursing home residents had been involved in an incident with a fellow resident within the past month.
Most often that meant […]

Diabetes Doesn’t Doom Seniors to Disability

June 11, 2016

SATURDAY, June 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — American seniors with diabetes are starting to live longer without disabilities, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from national surveys and found that adults with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes who were born in the 1940s generally became disabled at an older age than those born […]

Bifocals Might Trip You Up

June 9, 2016

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Wearing bifocals or progressive lenses may cause visual blurring. And that puts older people at risk of making a misstep and falling, researchers say.
The effects of blurry vision on stepping accuracy were greatest when study participants were looking ahead of where they were stepping, the findings showed.
The […]


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