Family companions who routinely accompany older adults to physician office visits could help improve the health care and health outcomes for their loved ones, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The authors found that three-quarters of older adults who attend physician visits with a family companion are consistently accompanied over time, nearly always by the same companion. The results are featured in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The human body is better at fighting gum disease when fat cells, which trigger inflammation, disappear according to Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers.
The heavier a person is, the more pain the person feels according to a new study of more than one million Americans published January 19 in the online edition of Obesity.
Cancer researchers may have discovered a new explanation as to why obese patients with cancer often have a poorer prognosis compared with those who are lean. The potential explanation is based on data reported in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Even fat cells needs sleep according to a new University of Chicago Medical Center study published by University of Chicago Medicine researchers in the Oct. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study challenges the long-held notion that the primary function of sleep is to give rest to the brain.