Why so many older women develop UTIs
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(Robert Preidt/ HealthDay News) — Urinary tract infections are one of the indignities many women face as they age. One reason why is because their bladder walls can be invaded by several species of bacteria, a new study finds.

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are among the most common type of bacterial infections in women, accounting  …

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Sleeping babies at risk of dying in car seats when used incorrectly, doctors warn
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(Alexandria Hein/ Fox News) — A decade-long study of sleep-related deaths in infants has found that in more than 90 percent of cases involving car seats, the safety devices were not being used as directed. The study, which was published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed 11,779 sleep-related deaths in infants and found 3 percent  …

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Considering delaying retirement due to rising health costs? You’re not alone
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(CBC News) — An aging population has Canadians worried about the future of health care, according to a poll sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association that was released on Wednesday.

The Ipsos poll found 58 per cent believe Canadians will have to delay retirement to afford health care. The poll also found that 88 per cent of respondents  …

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Want to stay healthy as you age? Let go of anger
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(Jamie Ducharme/ Time) — Though emotions are often fleeting, they can have a lasting impact on your health. Stress, for example, may heighten the risk of both chronic and acute health conditions, while happiness can improve wellbeing.

Now, a small new study published in the journal Psychology and Aging suggests that anger, far more   …

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Link established between insomnia and memory problems
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(Janice Wood/ PsychCentral) — Chronic insomnia disorder, which affects approximately 10 percent of adults, has a direct negative impact on the cognitive function of people 45 and over, according to a new study.

Chronic insomnia, one of the most common sleep disorders, is characterized by trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at  …

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Blind mice get their sight back after gene insertion
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(Robert Sanders/ Futurity) — Scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, the mice were navigating around obstacles as easily as those with no vision problems.

The mice could see motion, brightness changes over a thousandfold range, and fine detail on an iPad sufficient to distinguish  …

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WHO recommends exercising, not smoking, healthy diet to prevent dementia
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(Tauren Dyson/ UPI) — Living a healthy lifestyle may help stave off a person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments later in life, according to research and recommendations from global experts.

To reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, new guidelines released by   …

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Without heart disease, daily aspirin may be too risky
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(Reuters) — For people without heart disease, taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes may increase the risk of severe brain bleeding to the point where it outweighs any potential benefit, a research review suggests.

U.S. doctors have long advised adults who haven’t had a heart attack or stroke but are at high  …

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IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment
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(Chiara Townley/ Medical News Today) — Researchers have developed a new test that can predict the severity of inflammatory bowel disease. The test will help allow for more personalized treatment plans in the future.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term that doctors use to describe chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal  …

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Study finds evidence of ‘clear relationship’ between appendectomy and Parkinson’s
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(Catharine Paddock/ Medical News Today)  — An analysis of the health system records of more than 62 million people in the United States has found a link between appendix removal and raised risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

The researchers compared data on people who had undergone an appendectomy, or appendix removal,  …

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