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Tag: Elderly

New method developed to help predict mortality in elderly

Jerusalem: Researchers have developed a method to assess the “age” of patients’ immune systems, thus predicting mortality in older adults. According to researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), the immune age is a kind of biological clock that will help identify an early weakening of the immune system. The new model will help […]

Odisha MLA conducts last rites of elderly beggar

Jharsuguda: In what might be called as an inspiring deed, last rites of an old lady, who was a beggar, were conducted by a local MLA when no one in the village turned up for her funeral. This incident was reported from Amanapali village under Kolabira block of Jharsuguda. Sources said, the lady was a […]

Elderly with high BMI at risk of cognitive decline: Study

London: Being obese in older age may lead to poor brain health as higher waist-hip ratio was associated with reduced cognitive function, according to a study. The association could be explained by an increased secretion of inflammatory markers by belly fat, which has been previously associated with a higher risk of impaired cognition. Previous studies […]

Man rescued from concrete pipe dies after 44 days of illness

The elderly man rescued from a concrete pipe by a team of ODRAF and fire officials following a 10-hour operation on May 17, died last night after battling illness for 44 days.

Loss of smell may point to dementia risk among elderly

New York:  Facing smell loss may be an important early sign marking older adults at higher risk of cognitive decline which leads to dementia, a finding that may help develop new treatments and preventative interventions for the neuro degenerative disease, researchers say. “Loss of the sense of smell is a strong signal that something has […]