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  1. Wealthy Areas Attract Assisted-Living Homes

    Jan. 5, 2010 -- Assisted-living facilities are more likely to be located in wealthier neighborhoods, according a new analysis published in Health Affairs.  Researchers compared the penetration of assisted-living facilities nationally with county data from 2007 on education, median household income a

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  2. Ginkgo Biloba Doesn't Slow Mental Decline

    Dec. 29, 2009 - The hot-selling herbal supplement ginkgo biloba doesn't slow age-related mental decline, a six-year clinical study shows. The study has already shown that ginkgo does not prevent dementia or Alzheimer's disease in the elderly. Now study leader Steven T. DeKosky, MD, and colleagues ha

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  3. Looking Young May Help You Live Longer

    Dec. 14, 2009 -- If you look young for your age, chances are you’ll live longer than if you’re haggard and appear worn out, new research indicates. A team of researchers led by Kaare Christensen, DMSc, from the University of Southern Demark studied photographs and data on 1,826 Danish twins aged 70

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  4. 1 in 3 Adults in U.S. Is a Caregiver

    Dec. 11, 2009 -- About one in three adults in the United States cares for a loved one who is elderly, sick, or has special needs. And two out of three unpaid caregivers are women, a new report finds. More often than not, caregivers are raising families and working outside the home in addition to car

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  5. Infections Are Common in ICUs

    Dec. 3, 2009 -- Half of patients treated in intensive care units around the globe have infections and more than two out of three are treated with antibiotics, according to a new study. The findings raise concerns about the effectiveness of efforts to reduce hospital-acquired infections worldwide, ex

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  6. Obesity Rise Trumps Smoking Decline

    Dec. 2, 2009 -- Over the next decade the health benefits achieved because fewer Americans are smoking will be more than overshadowed by the negative health effects of the unchecked rise in obesity, new research suggests. As a population, Americans are smoking less but weigh more than they have in ma

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  7. Women's Secret to Longevity?

    Dec. 2, 2009 -- Sperm genes may shorten the lifespan of males compared to females, at least in animals, according to Japanese researchers. The researchers produced female mice by using genetic material from two mothers but no fathers -- and then found these mice, which they call bi-maternal or BM, l

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  8. Boomers Doomed to Disability?

    Nov. 12, 2009 -- Baby boomers are entering their 60s just in time for a new trend: disability. One in five 60-somethings need help with basic daily activities -- up from 13% just a decade ago. Various disabilities are up 40% to 70% in 60- to 69-year-olds, UCLA researcher Teresa E. Seeman, PhD, and c

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  9. Survey Shows Risks of Borrowed Medicine

    Nov. 11, 2009 -- Everyone knows borrowing prescription medicines from family or friends isn't wise, yet the practice is common. But about one in four who take a borrowed prescription medicine will have a side effect, according to new research. "We'd seen in preliminary studies that one in five peopl

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  10. Older People Get Brain Boost From Internet

    Oct. 19, 2009 -- Surfing the Internet may be the latest way to teach an old dog new tricks. A study shows older adults who learn to use the Internet to search for information experience a surge of activity in key decision-making and reasoning centers of the brain. "We found that for older people wit

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