Benzodiazepine Harms Overlooked, Especially in Older Adults
25 days ago - By Medscape
International survey shows modest reductions among people aged 65 years or older, but rates of use in this population are still too high, authors say.
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Researchers explore how people with Alzheimer's disease use end-of-life medical services
25 days ago - By News Medical
Because people are now living longer and often healthier lives, the rate of some illnesses that are more likely to develop with age has risen. These illnesses include dementia. In fact, the number of us living with dementia was already 47 million worldwide in 2015. It could reach 131 million by 2050.
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Major study uncovers 9 new genes responsible for osteoarthritis
Researchers at the University of Sheffield and the Wellcome Sanger have identified nine genes that are expressed differently in people with osteoarthritis and healthy ones...
Menopause medicines work no better for vaginal pain than a placebo
A study by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston found therapies for postmenopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness and pain during sex were no more effective than placebos.
Mediterranean Diet can Prevent Osteoporosis
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Strong Influence of the Cardiovascular System on Alzheimer's Disease
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Stem cell-derived ocular cells treat severe AMD
In July 2015, 86-year-old Douglas Waters developed severe age-related macular degeneration. He struggled to see things clearly, even when up close.
New osteoarthritis genes discovered
In the largest study of its kind, nine novel genes for osteoarthritis have been discovered. Results could open the door to new targeted therapies for this debilitating disease...
Nonsurgical treatment could safely alleviate OA knee pain, rigidity
Geniculate artery embolization resulted in significant knee-osteoarthritis pain reduction and improvements in patients' range of motion, according to interim results presented...
Schizophrenia Drug Reduces Alzheimer's-Related Agitation
Brexpiprazole, approved by the FDA in 2015 to treat schizophrenia and depression, is also effective for treating agitation in patients with Alzheimer's-related dementia, two...
For menopause sex discomfort, gel worked as well as hormone
Study finds gels worked as well as prescription hormone tablets at reducing symptoms of menopause-related sexual discomfort