@pritam Approximately 6.5 million Americans aged 65 years or older have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, according to the researchers. The median survival time from age at diagnosis varies widely, ranging from 3.3 to 11.7 years, they add. The ability to better predict which patients are more likely to survive longer with dementia could significantly help with financial planning, clinical choices, the use of long-term care, and other types of decisions for this population.
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RE: New Tool May Predict Mortality Risk for Older Adults With Dementia
RE: Early Time-Restricted Eating Ups Weight Loss
@harup The scientific premise and the preclinical data of the effects of TRE are promising, but the inconsistency among studies renders it difficult to draw strong inferences from these well-conducted but relatively small trials
RE: Exercise Slows Progression, Cognitive Decline in Early Parkinson's
@taposh The maintenance of regular physical activity levels and exercise habits is the critical part to improve the disease course of PD over 5 years; in other words, regular physical activity and exercise habits, even in small doses, can make a difference when maintained
Can Fecal Transplant Reverse Signs of Brain Aging?
Transplanting fecal microbiota may reverse age-related declines in immunity, behavior, and cognition, a new animal study suggests. After investigators conducted fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from young donor mice into aged recipient mice, they found that the gut microbiomes of the elderly mice began to resemble those of the younger ones. In addition, the hippocampi of the elderly mice became more physically and chemically similar to that of the young mice. After FMT, the elderly mice also performed more proficiently on tasks such as mazes and were better able to remember the maze layout on subsequent attempts.
AI Aids in Assessment of Ulcerative Colitis Activity, Remission!
Not only are artificial intelligence (AI) systems potentially highly accurate for assessment of disease activity and remission of ulcerative colitis (UC), but they can mitigate some limits of human assessment, according to presentations at the 17th congress of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation. Importantly, AI systems have the potential to supplement the services of expert histopathologists and endoscopists rather than replace them
RE: Salt Substitute Shows Clear Reduction in Stroke, CV Events, and Death!
@taposh This is one of the largest dietary intervention trials ever conducted and has shown very clear evidence of protection against stroke, cardiovascular events, and premature death, with no adverse effects with a very simple and low-cost intervention. This is a very easy thing to work into the diet. You just replace regular salt with a substitute that looks and tastes almost identical. The way the body manages sodium and potassium and their association with blood pressure is highly consistent across different populations. Almost everyone, with the exception of a few people with serious kidney disease, should be avoiding salt or switching to a salt substitute and expect to see some benefit of this.
I have been prescribed tamsulosin for benign prostetic hypertrophy, also I am on cardiovascular treatment. Is there any chance of drug interaction?
Hello, I have been prescribed tamsulosin for benign prostetic hypertrophy, also I am on cardiovascular treatment for my heart ailments. Is there any chance of drug interaction? I am 65 years old. However I forgot to mention this to my urologist.
RE: My 8 years old daughter has nose picking habit, how to get rid of that?
@mitali The most zealous nose pickers tend to be children with allergies, because the heavy flow of mucus and its subsequent crusting give them a "something's up there" feeling that makes it difficult to leave their nose alone. Certain environmental conditions also make kids more likely to pick; if your heating or air-conditioning system is drying out your child's nasal passages, for instance, he's more likely to have a nose-picking problem. Nose picking would be completely harmless except for one thing: germs. Germs on the fingers can lead to small skin infections inside the nose, and fingers that have been in a nose are a great way to spread colds and flu. Remedying dehydration or congestion is the surest way to stop nose picking; meanwhile, teaching your child to use a handkerchief or tissue instead of his fingers may be the easiest way to deal with it.
How to cure dry cough?
Hello, during winter I get dry cough often. It is persistent. Please provide some home remedies to cure dry cough.
RE: Medication to treat COPD?
@abhideep The most essential step in any treatment plan for COPD is to quit all smoking. Stopping smoking can keep COPD from getting worse and reducing your ability to breathe. But quitting smoking isn't easy. And this task may seem particularly daunting if you've tried to quit and have been unsuccessful. Talk to your doctor about nicotine replacement products and medications that might help, as well as how to handle relapses. Your doctor may also recommend a support group for people who want to quit smoking. Also, avoid secondhand smoke exposure whenever possible. Bronchodilators are medications that usually come in inhalers — they relax the muscles around your airways. This can help relieve coughing and shortness of breath and make breathing easier. Depending on the severity of your disease, you may need a short-acting bronchodilator before activities, a long-acting bronchodilator that you use every day or both.