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The middle aged are lonelier than older and younger people

Middle-aged people are lonelier than older adults and young people, new research suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 38,000 people in the U.K. who took part of the BBC’s Loneliness Experiment last year. The lead researchers are: Professor Christina Victor, Brunel University London, Professor Manuela Barreto, University of Exeter, and Professor Pamela Qualter, University of Manchester. […]

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Odds of developing C. diff increased in older cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Older adults with cancer have increased odds of developing Clostridiodes difficile infection (CDI), according to a study published in the September issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mini Kamboj, M.D., from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and colleagues conducted a […]

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Lifetime effects of poverty take toll in older age

Childhood disadvantage is directly related to levels of physical, mental and social health in older age, according to new research from Massey University. Psychology researchers from the Health in Ageing Research Team (HART) investigated the lifetime effects of childhood deprivation, education, and adult wealth on health in older age. They say the study emphasizes the […]

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Multiple medications could help frail older adults live longer after heart attack but may impact function

Nursing home residents prescribed multiple medications following a heart attack were less likely to die within 90 days than those who took only one medication, but more medication may contribute to functional decline, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Certain prescription medications – including antiplatelets, beta […]