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Governor Baker, Advocates Celebrate Expanded Eligibility for Medicare Savings Program

2 hours ago   |   Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

Governor Charlie Baker joined Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and leaders of health care advocacy organizations on September 16th for a ceremonial signing...
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Travel Training and Aging Service Providers: Three Example

15 hours ago   |   Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

If you are interested in learning how agencies are supporting older adults in learning to use fixed-route public transit services such as the bus, please join MassMobility at...
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Drug that treats an enlarged prostate may 'slow disability' in Parkinson's sufferers

Drug that treats an enlarged prostate may 'slow disability' in Parkinson's sufferers

20 hours ago   |   Daily Mail   |   2 articles

A team of international scientists, including researchers from Capital Medical University in Beijing, tested the drug terazosin in 13 men with Parkinson's disease.
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Stanford-UCSF researchers report new cure for common cold in human cells and mice

21 hours ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

Temporarily disabling a single protein inside our cells might be able to protect us from the common cold and other viral diseases, according to a study led by researchers at...
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Implementing the Every Newborn Action Plan: Take the survey

23 hours ago   |   WHO

The global Every Newborn Action Plan provides a road map of evidenced-based and strategic actions to end preventable newborn mortality and stillbirth, and contribute to...
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Machine-learning derived model can help predict risk of heart failure for diabetes patients

1 day ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

Heart failure is an important potential complication of type 2 diabetes that occurs frequently and can lead to death or disability.
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UCI Health receives national recognition for stroke and heart failure care

2 days ago   |   UC Irvine Health

UCI Health is pleased to announce it has earned the 2019 Get With The Guidelines® - Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in heart and stroke failure bestowed by the American...
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What Is Survivors Pension with Aid and Attendance

3 days ago   |   National Care Planning Council

Survivors Pension, also known as Death Pension, is a disability income program available to the single surviving spouse and/or dependent children of a deceased veteran who...
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Disabled people in UK marginalized by paperwork and programs which aim to help them

3 days ago   |   ScienceDaily

Research shows disabled people face being marginalized by the very programs that are designed to help them. Projects and welfare systems established to provide support are...
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Exercising at Home Combined with Gaming Has a Positive Effect on Parkinson's Patients

Exercising at Home Combined with Gaming Has a Positive Effect on Parkinson's Patients

4 days ago   |   Medindia Health   |   2 articles

Parkinson's patients using motivational games while exercising at home show significantly better cardiovascular fitness and motor disability.
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Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women's PLACENTAS for...

Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women's PLACENTAS for the first time

Researchers led by Hasselt University in Belgium scanned flesh from the placentas of 28 women who lived in areas with varying levels of pollution and found they all had black... Read more ...

Making Major Decisions While Being Hungry is a Bad Idea

Making Major Decisions While Being Hungry is a Bad Idea

You might want to avoid making any important decisions about the future while being hungry. Read more ...

Positive Experiences With Teachers or Neighbors can Save Long-term Health of...

Positive Experiences With Teachers or Neighbors can Save Long-term Health of Kids Who Face Trauma

Adverse childhood experience can lead to poor health later in life. Positive experiences could work as an anecdote to counter and overcome trauma. Read more ...

The 10 women who beat breast cancer

The 10 women who beat breast cancer

The survivors, from Lincolnshire, aged from 47 to 81 and including eight blood relatives, won their battle after 15 years. Joyce Waite, 78, was the first to be diagnosed in 2002. Read more ...

Cancer Cells Exhibit Cannibalism to Survive Chemotherapy: Here's How

Cancer Cells Exhibit Cannibalism to Survive Chemotherapy: Here's How

Cancer cells can survive chemotherapy by resorting to cannibalism. This behavior provides them with the energy resources to stay alive and cause tumor relapse after the... Read more ...

Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional...

Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional vaccine'

Scientists from the University of Rochester gave the patch (pictured, alongside a traditional vaccine) to mice for between 18 and 36 hours. The animals 'initiated a robust... Read more ...

Mother begs people to donate blood as her two-year-old is only being kept...

Mother begs people to donate blood as her two-year-old is only being kept alive by transfusions

Steph Davidson's daughter Adeline relies on blood transfusions while she waits for a bone marrow transplant. Adeline, from Scotland, has low levels of platelets and red and... Read more ...

Gut Bacteria may Influence Your Blood Sugar Levels: Here's How

Gut Bacteria may Influence Your Blood Sugar Levels: Here's How

Bacteria living in your gut may negatively influence your blood sugar levels, reveals a new study. Read more ...

New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize the Future of Cancer Surgery

New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize the Future of Cancer Surgery

New imaging technology uses the way light from lasers communicates with cancerous and healthy tissues to distinguish between them in real-time. Read more ...

Being a Night Owl can Make Teen Girls More Fat

Being a Night Owl can Make Teen Girls More Fat

Are you a night owl? Watch out, poor sleep and staying up late at night can cause excess weight gain among teen girls. Read more ...