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Study highlights importance of intimate, social relationships for older adults in assisted-living facilities

Study highlights importance of intimate, social relationships for older adults in assisted-living facilities

Intimate and social relationships remain important for older adults residing in assisted-living facilities, according to a recent study. [More]
Higher maternal age of successful child bearing may be marker of healthy aging

Higher maternal age of successful child bearing may be marker of healthy aging

Death and taxes have long been said to be the only two things guaranteed in life. Exactly when someone will die, in most instances, remains a mystery. [More]
Persistence of job insecurity linked to greater psychological distress in later life

Persistence of job insecurity linked to greater psychological distress in later life

The long-term threat of getting a pink slip is giving some older workers the blues. [More]
University of Leicester researcher reveals how new mothers turn to online support forums for advice

University of Leicester researcher reveals how new mothers turn to online support forums for advice

Many mothers are bypassing health services and turning to peer-to-peer support forums for advice and support as cuts are made to public funding, according to a researcher from the University of Leicester. [More]
CBD oil may reduce frequency and severity of seizures in patients with epilepsy, UAB study shows

CBD oil may reduce frequency and severity of seizures in patients with epilepsy, UAB study shows

Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, reduces the frequency and severity of seizures in children and adults with severe, intractable epilepsy, according to findings presented by researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham at the American Epilepsy Society 70th Annual Meeting. [More]
Electro-acupuncture may be effective in treating sleep disturbances in women with breast cancer

Electro-acupuncture may be effective in treating sleep disturbances in women with breast cancer

It's somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30% to 40% of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes. Nocturnal hot flashes are among the most problematic because they can contribute to poor sleep. [More]
Education has greater influence on development of myopia than cognitive ability, study finds

Education has greater influence on development of myopia than cognitive ability, study finds

Environmental factors such as education and leisure activities have a greater influence on the development of short-sightedness or myopia than the ability to think logically and solve problems. [More]
UBC researchers find variation in kindergarten vaccination rates among local areas in Metro Vancouver

UBC researchers find variation in kindergarten vaccination rates among local areas in Metro Vancouver

Children in some local health areas of Metro Vancouver have much lower vaccination rates than others, according to a recent University of British Columbia study. [More]
Bisexual men and women receive less pay than similarly qualified heterosexual individuals, study finds

Bisexual men and women receive less pay than similarly qualified heterosexual individuals, study finds

Bisexual men and women are paid less for doing the same jobs than similarly qualified heterosexual men and women, according to Indiana University research that breaks new ground by treating bisexual individuals as distinct from gay men and lesbians in the workplace. [More]
Middle-aged women outperform age-matched men on all memory measures, study shows

Middle-aged women outperform age-matched men on all memory measures, study shows

In the battle of the sexes, women have long claimed that they can remember things better and longer than men can. [More]
New study finds one in seven older women have hypoactive sexual desire dysfunction

New study finds one in seven older women have hypoactive sexual desire dysfunction

Although many of us don't want to think about grandma still "getting it on," multiple studies show that older women are still sexually active beyond their seventh decade of life. [More]
Tight ‘social networks’ of physicians may help improve patient outcomes, study suggests

Tight ‘social networks’ of physicians may help improve patient outcomes, study suggests

To get the best results for patients, it may pay for their doctors to heed the words of legendary University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler: the team, the team, the team. [More]
Risk of fracture still higher among women experiencing early menopause

Risk of fracture still higher among women experiencing early menopause

If you're in menopause before the age of 40, you have a higher fracture risk. That fact has already been proven by the Women's Health Initiative clinical trials. Now a new study evaluating the same WHI data further concludes that, even with calcium and vitamin D supplements, your risk of fracture is still higher. [More]
New study provides detailed timetable of sexual decline over menopause transition

New study provides detailed timetable of sexual decline over menopause transition

Although most medical professionals (and their patients) agree that sexual function declines with age, there remains debate about the contribution of menopause to sexual activity and functioning. [More]
New cognitive behavioral therapy resource holds potential to reduce dental anxiety among children

New cognitive behavioral therapy resource holds potential to reduce dental anxiety among children

The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published an article titled "Development and Testing of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource for Children's Dental Anxiety" in the OnlineFirst portion of JDR Clinical & Translational Research. [More]
Comfortable living conditions, independence can help elderly Chinese immigrants feel at home in the U.S.

Comfortable living conditions, independence can help elderly Chinese immigrants feel at home in the U.S.

Having comfortable living conditions and independence from their adult children can help elderly Chinese immigrants find a sense of home and life satisfaction in the United States, but the inability to speak fluent English makes them feel unsettled, according to a research study. [More]
Low-dose estrogen therapy effective in alleviating menopause symptoms, study finds

Low-dose estrogen therapy effective in alleviating menopause symptoms, study finds

For early postmenopausal women concerned about the effectiveness of low-dose estrogen therapy for alleviating menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and irritability, data from the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) was used to compare the efficacy of two forms of hormone therapy (HT) on menopause symptoms compared with placebo over 4 years. [More]
Clinicians, scientists call for bold new strategy to promote and improve health in the UK

Clinicians, scientists call for bold new strategy to promote and improve health in the UK

As the NHS lurches from crisis to crisis, the UK’s approach to health needs radical rethinking to create a healthy and health-creating society. [More]
Light smokers more likely to give up cigarettes after smoking ban, study finds

Light smokers more likely to give up cigarettes after smoking ban, study finds

A new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of cigarettes. [More]
Adequate parent-child relationship may offer protection against all chronic illnesses in later life

Adequate parent-child relationship may offer protection against all chronic illnesses in later life

Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child's physical health even decades later — but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study. [More]
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