Modest increase in blood pressure among seniors has been linked to higher risk of heart failure and death. Recommended blood pressure readings for healthy people over 60 have been recently changed by the Joint National Committee (JNC) from 140/90 mm… Read More
Brain activity in older adults measured while walking and talking may predict the risk of falls. Study author Joe Verghese explained, “In older people who had no signs of disease that would make them prone to falls, higher levels… Read More
Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) is a result of a urinary tract infection (UTI) that moves to the upper urinary system, which includes the kidneys. The kidneys’ function is to filter blood and produce urine. Urine is carried to the bladder through… Read More
In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), smoking and excess weight reduces the improvement of symptoms brought on by treatment. Senior investigator Vivian Bykerk explained, “Early, aggressive treatment to achieve remission is the primary goal of therapy and can be best achieved… Read More
Colonic diverticular disease patients can be at risk for dementia, according to research findings. The scientists analyzed data from 66,377 patients with colonic diverticular disease and 265,508 patients without the condition. Cases of dementia were identified between 2000 and… Read More
A new study has found that just missing out on one hour of sleep can greatly increase one’s risk of a car accident. Researchers found that getting five hours of sleep or less was associated with a fourfold risk of… Read More
A new study has found that marijuana use among baby boomers is on the rise. Dr. Benjamin Han, geriatrician and health services researcher at the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), explained, “Given the unprecedented aging of the… Read More
Age-related vision changes are normal, but if your vision is declining at an alarming rate, there may be a simple yet surprising explanation. It is true that your eyes change over time but, researchers have uncovered, one lifestyle habit (a… Read More
Higher levels of mental and physical well-being are seen among older adults using computers and cellphones. Seniors have been adopting technology as a means of connecting with others and it seems that their newfound use of technology is offering up… Read More
Early signs of Alzheimer’s disease have been found in the brain area associated with memory formation and information processing. The study confirmed that two molecules assumed to contribute to Alzheimer’s pathogenesis were present in the brain area involved in memory… Read More
Protein leakage (proteinuria) in chronic kidney disease can be controlled with new therapy. The therapy was created using Receptor-Heteromer Investigation Technology (Receptor-HIT) developed at The University of Western Australia/Perkins and assigned to Dimerix in 2006.
The trial therapy… Read More
Fibrosis in heart and kidneys increases with smoking, according to research findings. In addition, smoking can worsen already existing kidney disease. Fibrosis, which is scarring of organ tissue, can negatively impact the function of the affected organ.
The researchers conducted… Read More