Safety concern for seniors with COPD who are using new opioid treatment
Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, have found that opioid use among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increases health risks. Dr. Nicholas Vozoris from the hospital said, “The new use of opioids was remarkably high…
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Seniors benefit from face-to-face socializing, wards off depression
Researchers have found that face-to-face socializing is more effective at guarding against depression in older adults in comparison to phone calls or e-mails. The seniors who were part of the study were less likely to report feelings of depression when…
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Those at risk for type 2 diabetes must exercise more intensely for prevention
Exercise and healthy eating have both been revealed as effective ways to reduce one’s risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers at Lund University studied the effects of exercise as a preventative measure of type 2 diabetes for those who are…
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Changes in colorectal cancer screening guidelines suggested for aging seniors
Changes have recently been made in colorectal cancer screening guidelines suggested for aging seniors. Colorectal cancer is estimated to claim the lives of up to 50,000 Americans this year alone. An effective way to reduce fatalities linked with colon cancer…
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Cancer drug rewires Alzheimer’s or dementia affected neurons to sharpen memory
A cancer drug rewires Alzheimer’s or dementia affected neurons for memory improvement, according to new findings. The research comes from Rutgers University where researchers gave rats a cancer drug – RGFP966 – and saw the rats were more attentive, retained…
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