In 10 years, more than half of middle-income Americans age 75 or older will not be able to afford to pay for yearly assisted living rent or medical expenses, according to a study published Wednesday in Health Affairs. The researchers used demographic and income data to project estimates of a portion of the senior population, […]Continue Reading ...
Ten years after the first confirmed case of an HIV-infected person being rid of the deadly disease, a man known only as the ‘London patient’ has shown no sign of the virus for nearly 19 months For just the second time ever an HIV patient is in sustained remission from the virus in what was […]Continue Reading ...
President Donald Trump announced last month that the GOP will become “the party of health care,” and news reports suggest he intends to make it a top issue in his reelection campaign. So when Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, touted the administration’s work on prescription drug prices — a hot-button issue […]Continue Reading ...
In recent years, women who start taking bisphosphonates (BPs) to treat osteoporosis and prevent fracture have trended from younger to older and from having osteopenia to having osteoporosis, researchers report. The results of the study will be presented on Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. “Bisphosphonate drugs have […]Continue Reading ...
Kenneth Frazier, CEO of pharma giant Merck, is set to face senators Tuesday who say drug costs are “sky-high” and “out of control.” But Frazier doesn’t need new talking points. Sixty years ago, a different panel of senators grilled a different Merck boss about the same problem. To a striking degree, the subjects likely to […]Continue Reading ...
How long will a total hip replacement last? A large study on total hip replacement (THR) has shown that six out of ten of these prosthetic devices continue to function well after 25 years. Eight out of ten knee replacements also last that long, according to the same study. In a statement, the researchers said, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Stressful or traumatic experiences occurring in a child’s earliest years—birth to age 5—have been linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence, according to a new Vanderbilt University report published in Developmental Science. “These findings tell us that there may be a ‘sensitive period’ in which stress is more likely to affect […]Continue Reading ...
According to the National Cancer Institute, patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) between the years 1995 and 2001 had 15 percent chance of being alive 5 years later. For patients with stage IV disease, describing cancer that has spread to distant sites beyond the original tumor, that statistic drops to 2 percent. Now […]Continue Reading ...
Income and social status have an increasing effect on life expectancy in Germany. On average, men with very low retirement pay die five years earlier than those who are much better off. Poverty shortens life. According to a study by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, this correlation is also very clear […]Continue Reading ...
More years in sports – not less – may help protect the brains of children who have had a concussion, against future concussions, a new study says. Research from York University’s Faculty of Health found that children who have played in a performance sport for at least seven years, and have a history of concussion, […]Continue Reading ...
A new survey of GPs has revealed that over 40% intend to leave general practice within the next five years, an increase of nearly a third since 2014. The survey of 929 GPs conducted by the University of Warwick has revealed that recent national NHS initiatives are failing to address unmanageable workloads for GPs and […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 — If you need a new hip or knee, take heart: The vast majority of these joint replacements last decades, new research shows. The conclusion stems from an exhaustive review of several hundred thousand joint replacements in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand. The researchers followed nearly 216,000 hip […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — There are plenty of good reasons to seek a higher education, but avoiding Alzheimer’s disease probably isn’t one of them, new research suggests. The study found that a person’s level of education wasn’t related to the onset of memory and thinking (“cognitive”) troubles, or the rate at which dementia progressed. […]Continue Reading ...
Illustration of gene expression. Credit: Northwestern University Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered two successful therapies that slowed the progression of pediatric leukemia in mice, according to three studies published over the last two years in the journal Cell, and the final paper published Dec. 20 in Genes & Development. When a key protein responsible for […]Continue Reading ...
Professor Julian Crane, from the Department of Medicine at the University of Otago, Wellington Giving a probiotic supplement to pregnant mothers and their infants significantly reduces the chances of a child developing eczema for the first 11 years of their life, researchers have shown. The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus (HN001) given to mothers at a late […]Continue Reading ...
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