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A decline in memory and cognitive (thage related cognitive declineinking) function is considered by many authorities to be a normal consequence of aging. While age-related cognitive decline (ARCD) is therefore not considered a disease, authorities differ on whether ARCD is in part related to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia or whether it is a distinct entity.

People with ARCD experience deterioration in memory and learning, attention and concentration, thinking, use of language, and other mental functions.

Published in Dementia

man_with_shoulder_painRotator cuff injuries, a very common problem among aging adults are treatable, but it is unclear which treatment option, surgery or nonsurgical treatments such as exercise or medication is best, according to a new study.

beta_blockersBeta-blockers, long withheld from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over concerns that they would worsen COPD symptoms, actually seem to lessen mortality and COPD exacerbations, according to an Archives of Internal Medicine study.

Published in Respiratory Conditions
giant hamburgerHigh-fat meals like hamburgers and French fries can worsen your asthma, according to new research. Researchers in Australia have warned that eating high-fat fast food may be especially bad for asthmatics, causing airway inflammation just hours after the high-fat meal. The high fat meal also appeared to inhibit the response to the asthma reliever medication Ventolin (albuterol) according to the researchers.
Published in Respiratory Conditions

doctor surgeonA team of researchers has discovered that common intestinal bacteria appear to promote tumor growths in genetically susceptible mice, but that tumorigenesis can be suppressed if the mice are exposed to an inhibiting protein enzyme.

The research could portend an eventual new form of treatment for people with familial adenomatous polyposis or FAP, an inherited condition in which numerous initially benign polyps form in the large intestine, eventually transforming into malignant colon cancer.

Published in Cancer

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