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What chronic illnesses are people with HIV more likely to experience?

What chronic illnesses are people with HIV more likely to experience?

New research looks into the chronic illnesses that people living with HIV are at most risk of developing. <img src="http://www.medicationjunction.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/what-chronic-illnesses-are-people-with-hiv-more-likely-to-experience.jpg" alt="hiv awareness ribbon“>New research examines what other illnesses HIV may lead to. In the United States, over 1 million people are currently living with an HIV infection. Worldwide, 1.8 million people have HIV. Overall, the […]

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Testosterone may improve women&#8217;s sex lives after menopause

Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause

A wide-ranging review of 36 trials found that testosterone may have profound positive effects on sexual function and well-being in postmenopausal women. New research extols the benefits of testosterone for the sexual well-being of older women. This review, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomized controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had […]

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Why older adults need regular metabolic risk screening

Why older adults need regular metabolic risk screening

The Endocrine Society have revised their clinical practice guideline on identifying adults at higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. New guidelines recommend that older adults should undergo regular screening for metabolic risk. The previous edition of the guideline was in 2008. The recent revision looks at metabolic risk in the light of […]

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Can cherry juice improve cognitive function?

Can cherry juice improve cognitive function?

In a small clinical study, researchers reported improvements in cognitive function in older adults who drank tart cherry juice every day for 12 weeks. However, the study received industry funding. Is tart cherry juice good for brain health? Cognitive health is the ability to think clearly, remember, and learn new things. Cognitive decline is a […]

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Stopping statins may increase cardiovascular risk

Stopping statins may increase cardiovascular risk

A large new study following thousands of participants found that older people who stop taking statins have a significantly increased risk of hospital admission due to cardiovascular problems. New research suggests that interrupting statin use may increase the risk of poor cardiovascular health in older people. Statins are a class of drugs that people take […]

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Resistance training for healthy aging: The whys and hows

Resistance training for healthy aging: The whys and hows

Exercise that builds muscle endurance, or resistance training, can help older adults to preserve their independence and quality of life. It can overcome the loss of muscle mass and strength, build resilience, ease the management of chronic conditions, and reduce physical vulnerability. A new position statement extols the benefits of resistance training for older adults […]

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How &#8216;tickling&#8217; the ear could prevent age related disease

How ‘tickling’ the ear could prevent age related disease

New research suggests that using controlled electric currents to stimulate certain parts of the ear could readjust the body’s metabolic balance, thus reducing the risk of age related health problems. Can ‘tickling’ the ear with electric stimuli improve health later in life? Scientists from the United Kingdom believe that it can. Vagus nerve stimulation is […]

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Can scientists find the formula for &#8216;better aging?&#8217;

Can scientists find the formula for ‘better aging?’

Some researchers hope to find the secret of keeping old age at bay and enjoying eternal youth instead. However, a team of scientists from Southern California is looking for a different “recipe” — that of better aging. New research asks more questions about how cells age in the hope of finding a better way of […]