How can we improve skin care in residential care homes?

Skin problems, ranging from generalized skin dryness to pressure ulcers, are common in older, care-dependent people. Care workers attempting to improve skin health face an array of good practice recommendations. A study led by Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin is now investigating whether the sundry treatment standards currently in use ought to be replaced by a…

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Healthy diet helps older men maintain physical function

Boston, MA — A person’s ability to maintain independence and to physically care for themselves is an essential part of healthy aging. But few studies have examined how a person’s diet may allow some aging people to maintain physical function — basic everyday tasks like bathing, getting dressed, carrying groceries or walking up a flight…

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Advances in deep brain stimulation could lead to new treatments

IMAGE: Cortical and subcortical motor neurones (red) and affective neurones (green). view more  Wyss Center, Geneva, Switzerland — A new paper published in Nature Reviews Neurology suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson disease could lead to treatments for conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and depression.…

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Specific criteria needed for different types of myeloma

IMAGE: Drs. Won S. Lee and Gurmukh Singh. view more  Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University AUGUSTA, Ga. (April 8, 2019) — When our plasma cells start producing a single cancer-causing protein rather than an array of antibody-like proteins to protect us, it’s one of two arms of the Y-shaped protein that’s likely to blame.…

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Decline in physical activity often starts as early as age 7

Overall physical activity starts to decline already around the age of school entry. While the proportion of physically inactive individuals rises with age there still are groups of people who manage to increase their physical activity level in adulthood and old age. While the level of physical activity varies between individuals, it can also vary…

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Scientists review influenza vaccine research progress and opportunities

IMAGE: Transmission electron micrograph of H1N1 virus particles. view more  Credit: NIAID In a new series of articles, experts in immunology, virology, epidemiology, and vaccine development detail efforts to improve seasonal influenza vaccines and ultimately develop a universal influenza vaccine. The 15 articles are part of a supplement in the April 15 issue of the Journal…

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Dr. Shaun Sabico wins the ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award

IMAGE: Dr. S. Sabico (right) wins ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award on April 6, 2019. view more  Credit: International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Dr Shaun Sabico was presented with the ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award at a special ceremony held on April 6 at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Disease (WCO-IOF-ESCEO ’19…

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Exploiting metabolic differences to optimize SSRI dosing in adolescents

IMAGE: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology is dedicated to child and adolescent psychiatry and behavioral pediatrics, covering clinical and biological aspects of child and adolescent psychopharmacology and developmental neurobiology. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, April 8, 2019—In a simulated study, exposure to and maximum blood concentrations of two selective…

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Mass. General study provides insight into use of critical care resources

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found wide variation in the use of different hospital units — intensive care or general medical units — to deliver a type of advanced respiratory support called non-invasive ventilation. The team’s report published in Critical Care Medicine found no differences in length of stay or in-hospital…

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