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1990 to 2019 Saw Increase in Life Expectancy in Seniors With T1DM

Most significant decreases in DALYs seen for those aged 65 to 69, 70 to 74, 75 to 79; mortality fell faster in high sociodemographic index countries

Midlife Inflammation Tied to Slowing of Gait Speed in Later Life

Findings even among otherwise healthy adults and regardless of race or socioeconomic disadvantage

FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Target New COVID Variant for Fall

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 14, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- COVID vaccine makers will be advised to update their shots to target the...

Positive Family Relationships May Protect Against Pain in Older Adults

Parent-child strain may contribute to risk of new pain over time

4.0 Percent of Seniors Had Received Dementia Diagnosis in 2022

Increase in percentage with dementia diagnosis seen with increasing age; decrease with increasing education level

Health Care Spending Growth Projected to Outpace GDP to 2032

National health expenditures projected to have increased 7.5 percent in 2023, when COVID-19 public health emergency ended

Sedentary Behaviors, Especially TV, Tied to Lower Odds of Healthy Aging

Increment of two hours sitting watching TV linked to a 12 percent reduction in odds of healthy aging

Adverse Effects of Medical Treatment Increasing Worldwide

In high sociodemographic index region, age effects showed higher incidence rate in older adults

Heat Exposure Increases Myocardial Blood Flow

Approximately twofold increase seen from preexposure values with core temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius

The 5-Cog Paradigm Improves Diagnosis, Management of Dementia

Threefold improvement seen in dementia care actions with 5-Cog paradigm, a culturally adept, cognitive detection tool