Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:10:22 GMT
A clinical trial on two groups of elderly people found those who followed an exercise programme saw a small improvement in overall thinking skills compared to those who did not exercise A clinical trial on two groups of elderly people found those who followed an exercise programme saw a small improvement in overall thinking skills compared to those who did not exercise. This is the second most common type of dementia, after Alzheimer's disease, and affects around 150,000 people in the UK.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:10:21 GMT
The British Cardiovascular Society study found gaps in the care given to heart patients between 6pm and 8am on weekdays and over the weekend Poor out-of-hours care and a lack of consultants on wards is leading to potentially avoidable deaths of heart patients, a report has warned. The study, from the British Cardiovascular Society , found worrying gaps in the care given to patients between 6pm and 8am on weekdays and over the weekend.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:56:44 GMT
In the future, a new class of anti-inflammatory drugs could be used to treat depression, say University of Cambridge researchers. Drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen treat inflammation, the body's immune response to infections or pathogens.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:44:36 GMT
A flesh-eating bacteria had ravaged the 35-year-old Marine veteran's body. She had a grim choice: Amputate both legs, an arm below the elbow, and parts of the fingers on her remaining arm - or face almost-certain death.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:29:03 GMT
This image made available by Merck in October 2016 shows a vial and package for their GARDASIL 9 human papillomavirus vaccine. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, a government panel said preteens need only get two doses of HPV vaccine instead of three _ a move some hope will raise languishing HPV vaccination rates.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:29:02 GMT
Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set its goals for the president's final health care sign-up season. This is shaping up to be the most difficult sign-up season since HealthCare.gov launched in 2013 and the computer system froze up.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:08:57 GMT
Azalea, whose Korean name is "Dallae", a 19-year-old female chimpanzee, smokes a cigarette at the Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. According to officials at the newly renovated zoo, which has become a favorite leisure spot in the North Korean capital since it was re-opened in July, the chimpanzee smokes about a pack a day.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:08:56 GMT
The mother of Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend Cathriona White has dismissed the actor's response to allegations that he gave her sexually transmitted diseases as "disgusting and dishonest". Brigid Sweetman sued Jim for the wrongful death of her daughter just over a year ago and repeated allegations made by her daughter's husband, Mark Burton, that the actor gave Ms White three sexually transmitted diseases .
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:08:55 GMT
According to officials at the newly renovated zoo, which has bec... . Azalea, whose Korean name is "Dalle", a 19-year-old female chimpanzee, smokes a cigarette at the Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:57:25 GMT
"We decided to close the zoo for a few days as a precautionary measure," Mr Khan said, adding that the zoo would reopen next week. The zoo, one of the largest in India, has about 1,400 animals, reptiles and birds belonging to around 130 species.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:49:14 GMT
An estimated 78,800 people will die from the disease. - Canadians aged 50 to 79 will represent 70 per cent of all new cancer cases and almost 62 per cent of cancer deaths.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:44:20 GMT
In his mid 40s, Mike Thomas went bald. Not a "little bald spot in the back" kind of bald or "receding hairline" kind of bald, but almost totally and completely bald.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:48:35 GMT
Regulators are predicting - and trying to assure - that rate increases will be much lower for Obamacare plans in years to come. Regulators approve higher health premiums to strengthen Obamacare insurers Regulators are predicting - and trying to assure - that rate increases will be much lower for Obamacare plans in years to come.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:30:50 GMT
Children in foster care face increased risks of physical and mental health issues, from asthma to ADHD to depression, a new study finds. But this is the first study to compare their rates of health issues to those of U.S. children as a whole, including kids from low-income or single-parent families.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:02:36 GMT
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden's Cancer Moonshot initiative to speed the develop of cancer treatments has made some important strides such as increased information sharing among researchers but still faces challenges in many areas, according to a report out Monday. The White House is still seeking about $700 million from Congress for the project.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:28:24 GMT
The updated rules are promoted as an effort to provide safe and healthy work areas.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:14:32 GMT
Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get only tiny increases in benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. There was no increase this year.