[khn_slabs slabs=”789584″] Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. During these stressful periods, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain muscle mass and strength, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (American Heart Association) — Older black adults with high blood pressure, and especially black men, show more severe cognitive declines than white adults who have high blood pressure, according to new research. The University of Michigan-led study published Wednesday in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, suggests blood pressure may help […]Continue Reading ...
The first comprehensive, systematic review and meta-analysis of adults with autism shows that despite having an intact IQ, these adults have medium to large impairments in four key social- and non-social cognitive domains: theory of mind, emotion perception and knowledge, processing speed, and verbal learning and memory. The results may help create a roadmap for […]Continue Reading ...
Friday, December 14, 2018 – Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today the initiation of a Phase 3 program for its 20-Valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (20vPnC) candidate, PF-06482077, for the prevention of invasive disease and pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes in the vaccine in adults aged 18 years and older. “While the full extent of Prevenar […]Continue Reading ...
The cost of heating and cooling the home, and increasing social isolation are significant factors in health risk of older adults during extreme weather, according to a new study by the University of Warwick. The research, published in PLOS ONE, also reveals how poor understanding of the dangers of extreme heat or cold also affected […]Continue Reading ...
Hospitalization rates among homeless adults have increased sharply in recent years, with a very different set of causes from those in non-homeless individuals, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. “Despite greater policy and public health focus over the last few […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Arthritis is common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, according to a new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study. In the analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2014 data on US adults aged 50 years and older, the prevalence of arthritis was 55.0%, 62.9%, and 67.8% in participants […]Continue Reading ...
An innovative San Francisco program of community choirs for older adults found that singing in a choir reduced loneliness and increased interest in life, but did not improve cognition or physical function, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The program — Community of Voices — was a collaboration between UCSF and […]Continue Reading ...
Survey data suggest at least 1 in 10 U.S. adults are food allergic and nearly 1 in 5 believe they have a food allergy. Food allergies are expensive and potentially life-threatening conditions. In this nationally representative survey study of more than 40,000 U.S. adults, nearly half of food-allergic adults developed allergies during adulthood, many reported […]Continue Reading ...
A recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that when it comes to making financial decisions under risk, older adults will regard the financial outcomes of others’ as their own and make choices that they would have selected for themselves. “Citizens in approximately one third of the countries around the […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that young adults who experienced repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussions, can experience persistent cognitive changes as well as altered brain activity. “Multiple concussions, even after general symptoms have subsided, decrease an individual’s ability to flexibly shift their mode of thinking,” said Robert Ross, […]Continue Reading ...
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The prevalence of metabolic health in American adults is ‘alarmingly low,’ even among people who are normal weight, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Only one in eight Americans is achieving optimal metabolic health. This carries serious implications for public health […]Continue Reading ...
Vision impairment and blindness affect one in 11 Americans age 65 and older. Because our population is aging, the number of older adults with vision problems is predicted to rise. Older adults who have impaired vision may be at risk for decreased independence, poorer well-being, and an increased risk of falls. For example, in any […]Continue Reading ...
In a British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study of older adults prescribed statins, first-year nonadherence and discontinuation rates were high. Among 22,340 Australians aged ≥65 years who initiated statin therapy from 2014 to 2015, 55.1% were nonadherent (did not take statins for at least 80% of the intended time) in the first year after receiving […]Continue Reading ...
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