Healthy After 90? Yes, There’s Good Living, Study Finds

July 21, 2016

What if you could live well into your 90s and still be in good health?

Alzheimer’s May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

July 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Alzheimer’s disease may affect people’s ability to recognize when they are in pain, a new study shows.
Undetected pain may allow underlying health issues to go untreated, leading to serious complications, such as organ damage, researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville cautioned.
For the three-year study, the researchers tested […]

How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

July 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As people age, they are at added risk for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, according to the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA).
This is particularly true for those with chronic health issues, the agency cautions.
Heat fatigue, heat-related dizziness, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are all […]

Alzheimer’s Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

July 13, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A gene related to Alzheimer’s disease may start to show effects on brain structure and mental sharpness as early as preschool, a new study suggests.
Researchers have long known that a gene called APOE is related to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. People who carry […]

A Severe Head Injury May Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Later On

July 12, 2016

A traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests.

Gene Test Might One Day Gauge Alzheimer’s Risk in Younger Adults

July 6, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A gene test may one day be able to predict the risk for Alzheimer’s disease in young adults, a new study suggests.
People without any thinking impairments, but with a high number of gene mutations linked to Alzheimer’s, developed worse memory over time and had a […]

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 […]


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