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Researchers identify novel epigenetic mutations as cause of neurodevelopmental, congenital disorders

Researchers identify novel epigenetic mutations as cause of neurodevelopmental, congenital disorders

Medication-related harm found to be common among older adults, but preventable

Medication-related harm found to be common among older adults, but preventable

Older Americans have increased risk for OSA but rarely investigated

Older Americans have increased risk for OSA but rarely investigated

Study: Older adults have high risk for OSA, yet illness remains vastly underdiagnosed

Study: Older adults have high risk for OSA, yet illness remains vastly underdiagnosed

Medical marijuana use reduces pain and need for opioid painkillers, finds study

Medical marijuana use reduces pain and need for opioid painkillers, finds study

Palliative care associated with shorter hospital stays and lower costs, study shows

Palliative care associated with shorter hospital stays and lower costs, study shows

Study assesses link between cognitive function levels and crash risk among older drivers

Study assesses link between cognitive function levels and crash risk among older drivers

Researchers find link between pneumonia in older people and PPI prescriptions

Researchers find link between pneumonia in older people and PPI prescriptions

Study underscores need for resistance training in older women to fight effects of aging

Study underscores need for resistance training in older women to fight effects of aging

Researchers identify tools that caregivers could use to detect delirium in older adults

Researchers identify tools that caregivers could use to detect delirium in older adults

New initiative launched to support goals of Human Cell Atlas

New initiative launched to support goals of Human Cell Atlas

Older adults in high-quality nursing homes have lower risks for placement in long-term care facilities

Older adults in high-quality nursing homes have lower risks for placement in long-term care facilities

What we know and don’t know about memory loss after surgery

What we know and don’t know about memory loss after surgery

Is there such a thing as normal aging?

Is there such a thing as normal aging?

Antiepileptic drug use linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's and dementia

Antiepileptic drug use linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's and dementia

Chronic illnesses plus functional limitations increase death risk for older heart failure patients

Chronic illnesses plus functional limitations increase death risk for older heart failure patients

Researchers study how often healthcare providers prescribe anticholinergics for older adults

Researchers study how often healthcare providers prescribe anticholinergics for older adults

In-hospital mortality following intubation found to be worse for older patients

In-hospital mortality following intubation found to be worse for older patients

Many older adults support marijuana use with doctor’s recommendation, poll finds

Many older adults support marijuana use with doctor’s recommendation, poll finds

Long-term consumption of caffeine has negative effects for Alzheimer's disease

Long-term consumption of caffeine has negative effects for Alzheimer's disease