Lupus Is A Serious Autoimmune Disease, What You Need To Know

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect any part of your body. In the United States, nearly 1.5 million Americans live with some form of lupus.   In this disease, a person’s immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues. Nearly 70 percent of lupus are systemic, meaning it affects major organs like the heart, lungs,…

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Drug Side Effects Can Change Your Health As You Age

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Drug side effects can change your health status as you age. Medications you have taken earlier in your life with no issues may suddenly cause you problems as you enter your senior years.     Your metabolism changes a lot as part of the normal aging process. Your metabolism slows, your kidneys are less efficient,…

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Eye Shingles Virus Increasing Among Senior Citizens, Why?

The eye shingles virus is increasing across the general population, but especially among senior citizens.   The study results were recently presented at the 2019 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting in Vancouver.   The side effects of the shingles virus can range from unpleasant to extremely painful, especially when the virus affects…

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Brain Stimulation Can Reverse Memory Loss In Senior Citizens

Brain stimulation can reverse memory loss in senior citizens, a recent study reports.   Researchers at Northwestern University gave electromagnetic brain stimulation to senior citizens, aged 64 to 80 years of age. This stimulation temporarily reversed normal age-related memory deficits.     Brain Stimulation: Study Results Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was given to 15 senior…

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Schizophrenia, Symptoms and Variety of Treatments

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Schizophrenia is a complex, lifelong disorder that needs specialized, long-term treatment, and is the most difficult mental health disorder to treat.   The most difficult issue for schizophrenics  to handle is to even acknowledge that they have a mental health disorder. Or, even for them to acknowledge their symptoms.   People suffering from schizophrenia have…

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Blood Test Could Confirm Drug Success Against Alzheimer’s

A blood test that measures a specific protein in the blood could confirm a drug’s success against Alzheimer’s disease, a long-term study reports. This non-invasive blood test is the only way to track the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. This test is designed to measure a blood protein called neuro-filament light. It spills out of damaged…

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Vitamins Can Help You, But Healthy Meals Are Still More Important

Vitamins can help you stay healthy, but nutritious daily meals can help you live longer and healthier. Vitamins: Don’t Overdose In the case of vitamins, don’t be fooled. More is not better — just the opposite is more likely to happen. Overdoing any vitamin or nutrient can easily lead to health risks.   For example,…

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Age Friendly States: Where Are The Best Places For Senior Living?

Age friendly states that focus on the needs of senior citizens are increasing across the United States. Why is that? It’s probably due to the U.S. Census Bureau predicting that by 2035, seniors aged 65+ will outnumber people 18 and younger. For the very first time in American history, seniors will outnumber the young people.…

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Pancreatic Cancer KRAS Gene Key Target In Eradicating The Disease

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Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease with no known cure. Recent studies identified a gene in the pancreas, called KRAS, that is the catalyst that transforms healthy pancreatic cells into cancer. Indeed, KRAS drives tumor growth in 95% of people diagnosed with this disease.         KRAS, has proven to be one of…

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