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In middle-age and older adults, depressive symptoms that were persistent, as well as depressive symptoms that were remitted, showed an association with a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, a recent study concluded.
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Study findings show that suspected atrial fibrillation is common among hypertensive patients over 50, especially women and those 75 years and older.
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Although several smaller study findings have previously suggested that statins may not be linked to memory loss in older adults, a new larger study confirmed that there is no link between memory loss and statin use.
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Healthy older adults demonstrated higher accuracy of symbol comprehension compared with older adults with major depressive disorder, mild cognitive impairment, or Alzheimer disease dementia, a recent study found.
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Researchers recently found that poor cardiovascular health tripled the risk of developing depression in a group of otherwise healthy adults over 4 years of follow-up.
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“Our main findings highlight that negative emotions need to be targeted early in psychotherapy to accelerate the reduction of nonemotional symptoms, and therefore, contribute to the reduction of depression,” wrote researchers from the Weill-Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry, Weill Cornell…
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"This paper will cause an earthquake among those of us spending our lives trying to match up clinical manifestations with genetic mistakes," said Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD, associate director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
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"Patients with Parkinson's disease, especially elderly patients, frequently experience subjective sleep benefits due to temporarily improved post-rising mobility," said Hiroshi Kataoka, MD, PhD, Nara Medical University School of Medicine.
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A study found that older adults with a history of traumatic brain injury and memory loss show abnormalities on MRI that are different from age-related changes and distinct from the usual patterns seen in Alzheimer disease.
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Study findings show that older women who drink more soda may be more likely to suffer hip fractures than their counterparts who consume little to no soda.
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