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Osteoarthritis Cure And Treatment Coming Closer To Reality

A cure for osteoarthritis, a painful degenerative joint disease — affecting mostly seniors, may be very near. Currently, 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis.   Duke University researchers looked at three molecules, called microRNAs, shared by three animals with regenerative capabilities. They found them in human cartilage as well, with the highest amounts in the…

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Sleep And Memory In The Aging Brain, Why They Forget

Sleep and memory in the aging brain is a fascinating area of research. One reason is that we know, just by observation, that forgetfulness is common in senior citizens. The question is why? Outside of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, what mechanisms trigger normal forgetting in the aged?   New research findings reveal a connection between…

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Recalls Its Blood Pressure Medications

Torrent Pharmaceuticals announced that it is expanding its recall of blood pressure medications after more testing revealed trace amounts of a known human carcinogen.   The recall is voluntary, said the company. Yesterday, it added five lots of the generic drug losartan to an April recall of more than 100 lots of the same medications.…

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Avoid Diabetes, Heart Disease, Chronic Illness With Exercise

You can avoid diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses just by doing simple exercises several times a week. And the best part of it, is that you don’t have to do anything crazy like marathon running, biking long distances, or swimming 50 laps a day at your neighborhood Y. All you have to do…

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High Cost Prescription Drugs Prevent Seniors From Taking Their Medicine

The high cost of prescription drugs is pushing many Americans away from taking their medicine. They are ignoring doctors’ orders to take their medications according to the schedule.   The statistics are worrisome. Twenty eight percent of pre-Medicare-age adults are not adhering to their prescriptions as written. Instead, they’re asking for cheaper drugs, generics, or…

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Cytophone Detects Melanoma Blood Cancer With 96% Accuracy

Cytophone is a non invasive device that detects and then kills melanoma cells traveling in the blood with ninety six (96) percent accuracy. It was developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).   The Cytophone uses laser beams and sound waves to scan circulating blood for melanoma cells. It does not require any needles or…

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Curing Alzheimer’s Disease With Potent Brain Molecule

At this time, there is no solution for curing Alzheimer’s; an important goal. However, at this time, it appears to be far off in the distance. With thousands of research hours and billions of dollars already spent, scientists are no closer to finding a cure for this ravishing disease. This situation may get even worse…

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Exercise Apps To Keep Seniors Motivated, Healthy And Spry

Exercise apps are an excellent way for seniors to stay healthy, spry and motivated. Technology has advanced to a level where you can measure many aspects of your exercise regimen. For example, exercise apps help you count your steps and calories, as well as chart your weekly goals. You get instant feedback and thereby can…

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Lung Cancer Successfully Diagnosed By Beagles Sense Of Smell

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed among patients in the United States. This type of cancer is also responsible for the largest number of cancer-related deaths. With lung cancer, early diagnosis is critical. Currently, the most common methods of diagnosing lung cancer are through CT and PET scans. These diagnostics are very…

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Senior Citizens Concerned On How To Pay For Medical Care

Senior citizens are concerned as to how they will pay for their medical care. These expenses can use up a significant part of monthly income, even for families who thought they had saved enough during their working years.   Indeed, paying for long-term care—whether delivered at home, hospital, or nursing home, often depends on the…

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