Tag: life

Fractures have long-term impacts on quality of life in older people

Single and multiple hip, vertebral, and rib fractures strongly affect the quality of life of older adults over a prolonged period of time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. For the study, which involved 10-year follow-up data, researchers determined the long-term impact of fragility fractures on health-related

Sleep apnea may stop you from forming life memories

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that affects more than 18 million adults in the United States and over 100 million people worldwide. Those with the condition often have fragmented sleep because OSA interrupts their breathing briefly but repeatedly. OSA also lowers a person’s oxygen levels, and the combination of poor sleep and

Here’s How You Can Win Free Starbucks for Life

Starbucks has never shied away from giving away free drinks, be it on a national holiday or to promote a new drink offering. It seems like every other week, there’s a way to get your hands on a Starbucks Frapp for next to nothing. But free Starbucks for life? This comes just once a year,

Olivia Wilde Is Dead Set on Teaching Her Toddlers This Life Lesson ASAP

Olivia Wilde’s children — her 4-year-old Otis and 1-year-old Daisy — are adorable. As children (and well-behaved children, no less), you wouldn’t necessarily think to call them "self-involved," but Wilde has described them that way herself. She’s not just being harsh, however. She has good reason for being brutally honest. The actor told InStyle just how

Young children with heart disease and their families may have poorer quality of life than the general population

A study by medical researchers from UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network has shown that young children with heart disease and their families may have poorer quality of life than the general population, leading to calls for routine screening to enable early intervention and better outcomes. The paper – the largest Australian study

Operations become life-threatening due to resistance to antibiotics

Common operations including caesarean sections and hip replacements could become LETHAL due to growing resistance to antibiotics, health officials warn Public Health England said cases of antibiotic-resistant blood infections on rise Crisis is getting worse amid growing concerns that drugs are losing their power Figures revealed there were 16,504 cases where antibiotics didn’t work last

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

Acne stigma linked to lower overall quality of life, study finds

Many people with acne are negatively impacted by perceived social stigma around the skin condition, a new study from University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, has found. A survey of 271 acne sufferers has revealed that their own negative perceptions of how society views their appearance is associated with higher psychological distress levels and further physical

Caffeine consumption may extend life expectancy for people with kidney disease

A new study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation indicates that consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. An inverse relationship between coffee consumption and mortality has been reported in the general population. However, the association between caffeine consumption and mortality for people with chronic kidney disease remains