Category Archives: Aging

Discovery of the role of the APOE4 gene in Alzheimer’s disease could encourage research into treatment – Medical News Bulletin

A new stem cell-derived human model reveals the role of the most common genetic risk factor, the APOE4 gene, in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease begin decades before clinical signs and symptoms are detected or observed. It is a progressive disease characterized…

Hearing aids reduce risk of dementia, anxiety and depression – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers finds a reduction in the incidence of Alzheimer’s and dementia, depression and anxiety, and serious falls, in older adults who wear hearing aids, compared to those who do not. A degree of hearing loss typically occurs with age, and a greater proportion of older adults wear hearing aids. But do hearing aids help with…

Can behavioral changes improve sleep in caregivers of dementia patients? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers from Baylor University analyzed combined data from previous studies to identify sleep disturbances in caregivers of dementia patients and determined behavioral interventions that can improve their sleep. The number of adults with dementia is increasing every year causing a respective increase in the number of caregivers of dementia patients. It is estimated that there…

Prevalence and sex-differences in burdensome interventions for dementia patients – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study examined the prevalence of burdensome interventions in advanced dementia patients towards the end of their lives, as well as the differences between men and women. Healthcare in older adults and senior persons is often a serious concern for medical researchers and professionals. The –care portion of the term is often just as…

New information for doctors about CBD oil for medical use – Medical News Bulletin

A publication produced by the Mayo Clinic, U.S., aims to inform doctors about the potential of CBD for medical use. Public demand for the use of medical products derived from the plant Cannabis sativa is increasing yet, until now, there has been a paucity of information available to medical doctors regarding its use. Many different…

How stress-related emotional responses influence your desire to eat – Medical News Bulletin

A new study looks at how feeding and the desire to eat is regulated by stress-related emotional responses. Eating is a behaviour that is strongly influenced by stress-related emotional responses. Emotional states, in response to potential environmental dangers, compete with the desire to eat thus making eating a complex behaviour. Temporary changes to eating habits…

Does a link between fast-food accessibility and heart attack exist? – Medical News Bulletin

As fast-food networks are progressively growing, researchers recently determined the link between fast food accessibility and heart attack. Cardiovascular disease remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with numerous studies linking poor dietary habits, with an increased risk of heart attack. The 2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice, which…

Is there a link between women’s sleep apnea and cancer risk? – Medical News Bulletin

Are women with sleep apnea more likely to get cancer? Researchers recently investigated the relationship between sleep apnea and cancer. An estimated 50-70 million US adults suffer from sleep apnea. There are three primary types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and complex. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form. It occurs when a…

Can diet help in management of fatigue in multiple sclerosis? – Medical News Bulletin

Scientists investigate whether diet can help prevent fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients.   Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord. The body’s immune system attacks the cells (oligodendrocytes) that make the fatty covers that surround nerve cells. This fatty cover is called the myelin sheath, this is why…

Study examines the benefits of organic apples versus conventional apples – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers compared bacteria present on organically grown apples versus conventionally grown apples. With approximately 83 million apples grown last year, apples are among the most consumed fruit in the world. Aside from nutritional content like flavonoids, pectin, and vitamins, apples provide an abundance of bacteria that compose the transient microbiome in…