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Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner

April 17, 2015

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with grandchildren are more likely to retire early, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at more than 47,000 retirement-age women in the United States. They found that those with grandchildren were 9 percent more likely to retire early, presumably to care for the youngsters. That’s about the […]


Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer’s, Down Syndrome

April 17, 2015

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It’s long been known that people with Down syndrome are at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Now, research suggests that changes in the brains of people with Down syndrome, as seen on brain scans, might help lead to promising treatments that could delay or prevent Alzheimer’s.
“We and other researchers […]


Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

April 15, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older Americans get a lot of unnecessary tests before they undergo cataract surgery, a new study suggests.
Experts said the findings highlight an area of wasteful health care spending. Plus, they said, there is a risk for harm if the tests pick up a mild abnormality […]


Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles

April 15, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heavy snorers and people with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory and thinking problems at younger ages than their well-rested peers, a new study suggests.
The good news from the study is that treating sleep apnea with a continuous positive airway […]


Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer’s

April 14, 2015

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An immune system disorder may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, research in mice suggests.
Duke University researchers found that in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s, something goes wrong with certain immune cells that normally protect the brain, and the cells start to consume an important […]


Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study

April 13, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests.
But greater bone density did not translate into fewer fractures among these high-risk women, who were living in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities during […]


Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?

April 9, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study of nearly 2 million people suggests that those who are overweight or obese in middle age may be less likely to develop dementia than their normal and underweight peers.
Overweight and obese people were about 30 percent less likely to develop dementia 15 […]


Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

April 8, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults who pursue artistic, craft and social activities may stay mentally sharp longer, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that older adults involved in these activities or those who used a computer later in life were about half as likely to experience mild dementia […]


Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often

April 7, 2015

TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who are chronically lonely visit the doctor more often than those who feel more socially connected, according to a new study.
The findings suggest that taking steps to reduce loneliness among older adults may lead to significantly fewer doctor visits and lower health care costs, the University […]


Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

April 1, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Serious head injuries may lead to premature brain aging, a new British study suggests.
“Traumatic brain injury is not a static event. It can set off secondary processes, possibly related to inflammation, that can cause more damage in the brain for years afterwards, and may contribute to the development […]



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