Hotel Pools and Hot Tubs Are Major Sources of Waterborne Illness Outbreaks, CDC Says
5 monthes ago - By Time
You may want to think twice before taking a dip on your next vacation, according to the results of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
Between 2000 and 2014, the CDC recorded 493 disease outbreaks related to treated recreational water, resulting in more than 27,000 illnesses and eight deaths. And in almost a third of those outbreaks, the infections could be traced back to hotel pools, hot tubs and spas, the CDC says. In hotels, pools were a major culprit, but 65 cases stemmed from hot tubs or spas.
Of the outbreaks with a confirmed cause, the vast majority...
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You'll have a better memory in middle age if you have a healthy sex life, study finds
5 monthes ago - By Daily Mail
Researchers analyzed two years of data on more than 6,000 English adults aged 50 and over, recording how often they kissed, touched and had sex with their partners. Sex did impact memory, but briefly.
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CDC Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program Announce New Data and Guides
5 monthes ago - By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative
In their recent newsletter, the Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a list of helpful and important resources for older adults and caregivers as well as the organizations and communities looking to better serve them.
Emergency Preparedness Guide for Older Adults:
Older adults may have more difficulty during an unexpected natural disaster than other groups because of limited mobility, hearing impairments, or the presence of chronic health conditions. However, by developing a plan to fit their needs , older adults...
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Half of Alzheimer's cases may be caused by the herpes virus
Professor Ruth Itzhaki, of Manchester University, claims the virus causes similar protein deposits in the brain to the characteristic plaques of Alzheimer's.
Why some with the 'Alzheimer's gene' do NOT develop the disease
The ApoE4 gene increases the risk of Alzheimer's, but has also been detected in people who never develop neurodegenerative disease. Boston University has a theory as to why.
World Osteoporosis Day
World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on 20th October every year by the International Osteoporosis Foundation to raise awareness on ways to prevent osteoporosis and other...
Does herpes cause Alzheimer's?
Herpes is the dreaded 'gift that keeps on giving'. But could it also be taking our memories? Decades of research show a striking correlation between Alzheimer's disease risk...
Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging Brain
Title: Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging Brain Category: Health News Created: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
Adding Radium-223 to Abiraterone No Help in Prostate Ca
More fractures, deaths in patients with mCRPC and bone mets
Language Barrier Means Millions Of Elderly - Like My Grandmother - Lack...
Although volunteers for Alzheimer's research are desperately needed, so many patients - mainly Spanish speakers - face a language barrier.
Distinguishing fatal prostate cancer from 'manageable' cancer now possible
Scientists have found a way of distinguishing between fatal prostate cancer and manageable cancer, which could reduce unnecessary surgeries and radiotherapy.
Cataract surgery with traumatic zonular loss
The patient is a relatively young construction worker who sustained a blunt traumatic ocular injury that was fortunately nonpenetrating. This resulted in the development of a...
More Evidence Herpes Virus Strongly Tied to Alzheimer's
New epidemiologic studies suggest a causal relationship between the herpes virus and Alzheimer's, as the involvement of the immunology system in the disease becomes a 'hot'...