(HealthDay)—Young adults at a weight status classified as overweight or obese have increased prevalence of disordered eating behaviors (DEBs), according to a study published online June 11 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Jason M. Nagata, M.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues examined the prevalence of eating disorders and […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, has reduced the number of Americans without health insurance from 18 percent to about 13 percent, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show. And though the exact percentage of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults with health insurance prior […]Continue Reading ...
August 2, 2018 Obesity, which increases influenza disease severity, also extends by about 1.5 days how long influenza A virus is shed from infected adults compared to non-obese adults, according to a multi-year study of two cohorts of Nicaraguan households. The findings implicate chronic inflammation caused by obesity as well as increasing age as reasons […]Continue Reading ...
July 23, 2018 New research has shown that older adults who exercise above current recommended levels have a reduced risk of developing chronic disease compared with those who do not exercise. Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than 1,500 Australian adults aged over 50 and followed them over a 10-year period. […]Continue Reading ...
July 9, 2018 Millennials living more dangerously and settling down later could be creating a new generation of addicted smokers and e-cigarette users, according to the surprising results of research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Statistics highlighted in today’s article in the Journal of Adolescent Health showed greater numbers […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDJune 29, 2018 According to a new report from the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics, only around 23 percent of the American adults meet the recommendations for aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises. The recommendations from the US Department of Health and Human Services state that […]Continue Reading ...
May 11, 2018 Three years ago, William Mamel climbed a ladder in Margaret Sheroff’s apartment and fixed a malfunctioning ceiling fan. “I love that you did this,” Sheroff exclaimed as he clambered back down. Spontaneously, Mamel drew Sheroff to him and gave her a kiss. “I kind of surprised her. But she was open to […]Continue Reading ...
April 26, 2018 For older adults, driving can mean living a more independent, satisfying life. Therefore, it’s no surprise that about 86 percent of adults age 65 and older hold active driver’s licenses, and many of us expect to drive for longer as we age. Car crashes can be devastating or even deadly for anyone, […]Continue Reading ...
August 3, 2018 The older you get, the less apt you may be to recognize that you’ve made an error. In a new study, University of Iowa researchers devised a simple, computerized test to gauge how readily young adults and older adults realize when they’ve made a mistake. Older adults performed just as well as […]Continue Reading ...
July 26, 2018 As adults age, they all experience a natural loss of muscle mass and function. A new study finds that as the loss of muscle and function in the throat occurs it becomes more difficult for efficient constriction to occur while swallowing – which leads to an increased chance of food and liquids […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity – according to new research by the University of Warwick. Led by PhD student Konstantinos Mantantzis, Professor Elizabeth Maylor and Dr Friederike Schlaghecken in Warwick’s Department of Psychology, the study found that increasing […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 — In 2010 to 2015, 22.9 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 to 64 met the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities during leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), according to a study published in the June 28 issue of the National Health Statistics Reports. Debra L. Blackwell, Ph.D., and Tainya C. […]Continue Reading ...
May 15, 2018 A gnawing sense of irrelevancy and invisibility suddenly hits many aging adults, as their life roles shift from hands-on parent to empty nester or from workaholic to retiree. Self-worth and identity may suffer as that feeling that you matter starts to fade. Older adults see it in the workplace when younger colleagues […]Continue Reading ...
May 4, 2018 Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beer-Sheva, Israel have demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of a robotic system that plays Tic Tac Toe with rehabilitation patients to improve real-life task performance. The interdisciplinary research team designed a game with a robotic arm to simulate “3D Functional Activities […]Continue Reading ...
April 19, 2018 A recent study finds that older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home – but older adults are not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress. “Home stress, in this context, might be related to chores, home maintenance and having […]Continue Reading ...
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