Tag: age

Sex into old age: to Hear the Request, really?

Study examines the sexuality in old age How old people deal with their sexuality, is an issue to which little attention is paid to the wins in our rapidly aging society, however, is becoming increasingly important. A recent study has examined the sexual activity, the sexual thoughts and intimacy in old age. Probably no one

How our sense of taste changes as we age

Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense (as we would when we see something using our sense of sight, for example) but rather it is made up of the five senses working together to allow us to appreciate and enjoy food and drink. Initial visual inspection of

Eating more of this nutrient supports muscle strength as we age

If protein is the king of muscle mass food, nitrate might just be the king of muscle strength food. A new Australian study has found eating nitrate-rich vegetables like spinach, rocket and lettuce significantly improves muscle strength and physical function as we age. Power food … the nitrates in spinach, the vegetable which fuelled Popeye’s

The secret to a healthy heart lies in the gut hidden

Does the gut microbiome on the health of the heart? When people get older, they stiffen over time, your blood vessels in a natural way. This increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. Researchers wanted to find out now why this stiffening of the blood vessels occurs. They found that changes in the gut multiple with

Rates of Diabetes Screening High Among Adults Age ≥45

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 — Rates of diabetes screening are high, with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) used less but more likely to result in clinical diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in Diabetes Care. Joshua M. Evron, M.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues examined changes in screening among

Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — Staying active in old age may help preserve your memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. In fact, older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, researchers found. “Physical

COPD and age: Onset, life expectancy, and more

COPD is a collection of chronic lung disorders that usually develop after years of lung damage. Age does appear to be a factor with COPD because of this, and older people may be more at risk than those who are younger. Diagnosing COPD early is critical because treatment focuses on slowing the progression of the

AAFP still recommends CRC screening from age 50 to 75

(HealthDay)—In accordance with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) does not intend to change its recommendations for colorectal cancer screening based on the recent change in the American Cancer Society (ACS) guideline. The ACS recently released an updated guideline recommending colorectal cancer screening starting at age 45

Study examines racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes diagnosis and management among women of reproductive age

New research demonstrates that diabetes is increasingly common in young adults and disproportionately affects women of color. In a new study published in the Journal of Women’s Health, Laura Britton, Ph.D. Candidate, BSN, RN demonstrated that there were significant racial/ethnic variation in the rates of diabetes and level of diabetes management among women 24-32 years