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Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds

January 31, 2015

SATURDAY, Jan. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nosebleeds are a common during the winter and shouldn’t be cause for concern, an expert says.
“Cold winter air can be drying and irritating to the nose, and so can forms of indoor heat, such as forced air and fireplaces. Blood flow from the nose can range from a […]


Long-Term Use of Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

January 28, 2015

Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia.


Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80

January 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Almost 1 in 5 Americans 80 and older has weak strength in their muscles, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That number declines in younger age brackets, with just 2 percent of Americans ages 60 to 79 having weak strength, the new […]


Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

January 27, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many seniors don’t tell their doctors they’ve had a fall because they’re worried they’ll be told they can’t live on their own anymore, a physician says.
Millions of Americans aged 65 and older fall every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, fewer than […]


Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

January 26, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia.
The drugs — called anticholinergics — include nonprescription diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and tricyclic antidepressants like doxepin (Sinequan). This class […]


Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

January 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Age-related blood vessel leaks in the brain may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, according to a new study.
The findings suggest it may be possible to use brain scans to detect such leaks and repair them in order to prevent damage […]


Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

January 19, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.
A research team led by Dr. Christine Cigolle, of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann […]


Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

January 14, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression, sleep problems and behavioral changes can show up before signs of memory loss in people who go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.
“I wouldn’t worry at this point if you’re feeling anxious, depressed or tired that you have underlying Alzheimer’s, because […]


Petty ‘Crimes’ Sometimes Tied to Dementia

January 8, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some older adults with dementia unwittingly commit crimes like theft or trespassing, and for a small number, it can be a first sign of their mental decline, a new study finds.
The behavior, researchers found, is most often seen in people with a subtype of frontotemporal […]


High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death

January 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Checking the blood sugar levels of emergency department patients with heart failure can identify those at risk of diabetes, hospitalization and early death, a new study suggests.
This increased risk was true even if patients had blood sugar (glucose) levels within what is considered normal limits, the researchers said.
“Our […]




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