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Loneliness

Loneliness Looms For Rising Numbers Of Older Private Renters

Loneliness is increasingly recognized worldwide as a critical social issue and one of the major health hazards of our time. Their research shows older private renters are at high risk of loneliness and anxiety. This is a growing concern as more Australians are renting housing later in life. By contrast, only a small proportion of…

Cannabis Hyperemesis

Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome In Palliative Care

Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome is characterized by three typical features: chronic cannabis use, severe cyclical nausea and emesis, and frequent hot bathing. Although the hot bathing feature is common, it is a learn self-palliative behavior and may not be present in all instances. This syndrome was first report in the literature in 2004. A large gap exists…

Stress And Trauma

Stress And Trauma In Women’s Stories About Abortion

Stress And Trauma; A University at Buffalo led research team has use public narratives, an increasingly popular form of person center advocacy offering a forum for sharing previously untold stories; so to study the undue stress experienced by women in relation to abortion. Storytelling is a universal characteristic of humanity; which present throughout history and…

Fitness And Survival

Fitness And Survival Of Multi Cellular Organisms

Fitness and Survival of multi cellular organisms is tightly associate with their capacity to renew their tissues. This is particularly important for tissues that are permanently expose to and challenge by the external environment, such as the epithelium, which lines the digestive tract. Researchers led by Professor Dr. Mirka Uhlirova from CECAD; so the Cluster…

Lower Mortality

Among Older Women, Steps Needed For Lower Mortality

In the world of step goals and activity trackers, the lower mortality number can sound like a magic one. Many wearable devices that track the number of steps a person takes each day come pre program with a daily goal of 10,000 steps. But while a large body of evidence shows that physical activity is good…

Dying Child

Unconventional Efforts By The Hospital Staff To Save Dying Child

Anne Brescia sat beside her only child, Anthony, as he lay unconscious in a hospital bed Just a few months before, he was competing in a swim meet; now cancer was destroying his brain. Brescia couldn’t save her son. But she was determined to bring him home. Anthony’s journey was made possible through swift and…

Alzheimer's Disease

New Neurons Continue To Form In People With Alzheimer’s Disease

In a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 find that new neurons continue to form well into old age. The study provides evidence that this occurs even in people with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, although neurogenesis is significantly reduce in…

Older Adults

Effect Of Sleep Quality On Peptic Ulcer Relapse In Older Adults

Poor sleep quality and peptic ulcer disease (PUD, a condition when sores known as ulcers develop on the lining of your stomach or in the first part of your small intestine) are both major public health problems that affect the physical and psychological wellbeing of older adults. Chronic health conditions Poor sleep quality can be…

Aging

Managing Stress Will Affect You By Aging

The way you view aging can affect how well you manage stress. Older people who see aging negatively have stronger (negative) emotional reactions to day-to-day stresses, while such events have little effect on the moods of adults who are more positive about getting older. Their sunny outlook acts as a buffer against little annoyances. Developing memory…

Heart Attack

Situation Of Young Adults After First Heart Attack

Heart attacks among adults younger than 50 years of age are on the rise. In fact, the proportion of very young people has been increasing, rising by 2% each year for the last 10 years, according to a team of investigators a Brigham and Women’s Hospital who are focus on studying heart attacks among young…

Older Adulthood

Focusing On Cancer Prevention In Older Adulthood

Cancer prevention efforts rarely focus on the distinct needs and circumstances of older people, who are at greatest risk for developing cancer; but society can do more to reduce cancer risk and preserve health as adults enter their 60s, 70s, and beyond according to a new supplement to the journal The Gerontologist from The Gerontological…

Old Age

Gaining And Losing Weight In Old Age

A study find old Age people over 60 who put on or shed more than 10% of their BMI over two years are 20% more likely to develop the memory-robbing disorder. Obesity has link to inflammation, which may trigger cognitive decline, the researchers claim. And weight loss may be a sign of another underlying condition; which…