Sharine Forbes

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, a new study indicates.

    The researchers looked at more than 7,300 seniors in France with no history of heart disease, stroke or dementia at the start of the study period. P...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of American and Canadian adults believe a cure for cancer will be found in their lifetime, and that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence, according to a new Harris Poll.

    Nearly three out of five Americans and Canadians exp...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise reduces older men's risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.

    "The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women," said study author Dr. Thomas Gill,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor -- may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests.

    In the early stage clinical trial, a team from Harva...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mice lived more than one-third longer than normal after scientists eliminated a certain type of cell from their bodies, according to a new study.

    The finding might one day lead to ways to reduce age-related health problems in people, the researc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering a traumatic brain injury may lead to a buildup of Alzheimer's-type plaques in the brain, including in regions not typically affected by such plaques, a small new study suggests.

    Building on previous research indicating traumatic brain ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds.

    However, experts note that these drugs -- collectively called benzodiazepines -- can have ot...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds.

    The review of 16 published studies found that seniors tended to show poorer health after they stopped driving -- particularly in ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report.

    Each extra hour in a sedentary position -- whether working on the computer or lounging in the recliner -- seems to increase your odds o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seafood lovers, a new study delivers good news on two fronts: Mercury found in fish doesn't lead to mental decline, and for certain people, a diet rich in fish might stave off Alzheimer's disease.

    Researchers who examined human brains confirmed th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who get stressed out easily appear to have a greater risk of high blood pressure later in life, a new study suggests.

    The researchers found that, among 18-year-old men, those who had the lowest stress-resilience...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Declining weight from middle-age years to late life may be a sign of impending dementia, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests.

    People who lose weight over decades appear to have an increased risk for losing memory and thinking skills -- called mild cog...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke marijuana as young adults may have a slightly harder time remembering words by the time they reach middle age, a new study suggests.

    However, pot use does not appear to damage or dim other mental capacities, such as the ability to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking prescription narcotic painkillers doesn't improve movement or reduce disability in people with pain related to nerve damage, researchers have found.

    "Even though [narcotic] medications can be a powerful pain killer, it does not necessarily m...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients hospitalized on a weekend because of medical emergencies tend to be older and more disabled than those admitted on weekdays, a new study shows.

    That could be one reason why weekend arrivals may be more likely to die, the Irish researchers...Full Article