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  1. Many Older Americans Have Mild Memory Loss

    July 22, 2011 (Paris) -- Mild memory loss is relatively common, affecting between 10% and 20% of older adults in the U.S., new data suggest. In addition to getting older, a new study shows that diabetes, stroke, and obesity increase the likelihood of mild memory loss.  The ApoE4 gene, which has been

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  2. Hearing Loss May Skew Alzheimer's Test Results

    July 21, 2011 (Paris) -- If you're going to take your elderly parents in for a memory checkup, you may want to have their hearing tested first. So suggest researchers who found that a substantial number of people may have false-positive results on cognitive tests designed to detect dementia due to u

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  3. Omega-3s Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

    July 20, 2011 (Paris) -- A diet rich in certain omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk of developing dementia, researchers report. In a study of more than 2,000 older women and men followed for nearly five years, the more omega-3-rich oily fish they ate, the lower their risk of developing dementia.

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  4. Exercise Sharpens Older Minds

    July 20, 2011 (Paris) -- Two new studies add to growing evidence that physical activity helps to keep older people's brains sharp. Neither study shows cause and effect, only that there is an association between exercise and cognitive health. But in both studies, participants who exercised the most w

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  5. Report Calls for Improvement in Home Health Care

    July 18, 2011 -- Home health care is a growing trend, allowing many people in need of medical services to avoid hospitalization and nursing homes. But improvements are needed to be sure that care at home is safe and effective, according to a new report from the National Research Council. "There is a

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  6. Survey: Hospital Drug Shortages Hurt Patient Care

    July 14, 2011-- Hospital drug shortages cost hospitals millions each year and may adversely affect patient care, according to a new survey. ''Drug shortages are essentially touching health care systems across the board," says researcher Burgunda V. Sweet, PharmD, director of the drug information and

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  7. Maintaining Good Health May Reduce Dementia Risk

    July 13, 2011 -- Canadian researchers have found an association between dementia and the combined impact of 19 other health problems. The “frailty index” used by the researchers to assess dementia risk included arthritis, skin problems, difficulties with hearing and vision, and whether or not dentur

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  8. 'Dignity Therapy' Gives Comfort to Dying Patients

    July 6, 2011 -- Dignity therapy -- a short course of psychotherapy that focuses on helping patients with terminal illnesses to go over things that are most meaningful to them and document their legacy -- can improve  the end-of-life experience, a study shows. "Dignity therapy can bring comfort and e

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  9. Hiding Your Age? Don't Spit

    June 22, 2011 -- If you want to hide your age, don't spit. UCLA researchers' new saliva test can tell a person's age within five years -- so far, the most accurate test for age. "With just a saliva sample, we can accurately predict a person's age without knowing anything else about them," Eric Vilai

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  10. FDA Prepares for Nanomedicine Revolution

    June 21, 2011 -- New technology now makes it possible to create atomic-scale drug particles, diagnostic tools, and biological medical devices -- and the FDA is struggling to regulate the fast-growing field. Noting the "critical need to learn more" about the impact of nanotechnology on medicines and

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