Tag Archives: Older

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,… Read More »

People with HIV aged 75 and older receiving good HIV care but many at risk of frailty

People with HIV aged 75 years and older are receiving “almost perfectly managed” care, but are more likely to experience age-related health conditions, according to French research published in Médecine et maladies infectieuses. There were 65 (2%) adults living with HIV over the age of 75 in the Pays de la Loire region. Research showed that… Read More »

Safely Soothing Teething Pain and Sensory Needs in Babies and Older Children

Consider treating teething pain with a teething ring made of firm rubber (not frozen) or by rubbing the gums with a clean finger. Read this article and watch these videos to learn more. Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Teething is normal but may be a painful experience for infants and toddlers. Too often, well-meaning… Read More »

Every Older Patient Has a Story. Medical Students Need to Hear It.

Whatever the cluster of second-year students at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York expected to hear from an 82-year-old woman — this probably wasn’t it. At first, Elizabeth Shepherd, one of several seniors invited to meet with future doctors in an anti-ageism program called “Introduction to the Geriatric Patient,” largely followed the script. As student… Read More »

Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don’t need, a new study contends. The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $ 1.2 billion a year, the researchers added. Almost 16… Read More »