Engaging in physical activity could reduce long-term mortality
Cognitive frailty is a heterogeneous clinical manifestation characterized by the simultaneous presence of both physical frailty and cognitive impairment, in the absence of dementia, and it seems to entail a greater death risk than physical frailty or cognitive impairment separately.
Ability to lift weights quickly can mean a longer life
Prolong your life by increasing your muscle power. That’s the main message of a study presented at EuroPrevent 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology.
Anti-inflammatory drugs ineffective for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers have known for decades that inflammation accompanies Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain lesions. Several early studies suggested that “super-aspirins” or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) could help avoid the disease. However, after clinical trials showed that NSAIDs don’t help patients who already have AD symptoms, doctors…
Risk of over-medication increases with age
As people get older, the more likely they are to take several different medicines on a regular basis. However, this increases the risk of adverse effects, including interactions between the various active agents. Electronic decision-support tools for doctors are a possible solution but patients themselves…
Sex hormone levels in older men are linked to lower biological age
Older men tend to have lower biological age if they have higher levels of sex hormones, particularly the estradiol form of estrogen, a large new study from Australia finds. The study results will be presented on Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting…
Blood pressure control reduces dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation
Dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) can be reduced by controlling high blood pressure, according to a study presented at EHRA 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Higher Fitness Level Can Determine Longer Lifespan After Age 70
For older people, fitness may be more informative than traditional cardiovascular risk factors
Could Medical Marijuana Help Grandma and Grandpa with Their Ailments?
New Study Shows It May Be Safe and Effective for Symptoms of Chronic Disease
With Age Comes Hearing Loss and a Greater Risk of Cognitive Decline
But study suggests higher education might counter effects of milder hearing impairment
Does Intensive Blood Pressure Control Reduce Dementia?
Intensive control of blood pressure in older people significantly reduced the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a precursor of early dementia, according to the National Institutes of Health-supported Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition in Decreased Hypertension, or SPRINT MIND.
Moderate drinking not harmful for older patients with heart failure
A new study suggests that people over age 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue to drink moderate amounts of alcohol without worsening their condition.
Sleep Length May Affect Risk of Falls and Fractures
Compared with women in a recent study who slept seven to eight hours each night, women who slept for =5 hours or =10 hours had about a 25 percent increased odds of experiencing recurrent falls (falling at least twice in a year). In the Journal…