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Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Active older adults with back pain may experience less energy efficient walking and poorer endurance, a new study suggests. “Older adults are living longer and healthier active lives, so paying attention to conditions that may threaten independent function is increasingly important,” said lead author of the study Eleanor Simonsick, from the National Institute on Aging [...]

February 13, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Not just your diet: Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Not just your diet: Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Obese middle-aged men and women who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss may have reduced their risk of death by 50 % than those tackling their weight through diet and behaviour alone, finds a study. Weight loss in bariatric surgery is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through [...]

January 19, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Not just your diet: Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

Children who experience abuse and neglect early in life are more likely to have problems in social relationships and academics as adults, a study has found. Maltreatment experienced before age five can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, researchers said. “It is not a controversial statement to say abuse [...]

January 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

Oldest adults may have much to gain from social technology, according to Stanford research

Oldest adults may have much to gain from social technology, according to Stanford research

Adults over 80 who use information and communication technology are more likely to report mental and physical well-being, according to Stanford research. Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity find that adults over 80 benefit from using technology to connect with friends and family. (Image credit: DragonImages / Getty Images) “Critics say that people might [...]

November 28, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Oldest adults may have much to gain from social technology, according to Stanford research

New home decor collection has playful objects for kids and adults alike

New home decor collection has playful objects for kids and adults alike

Stuff is a collection of vibrant and playful home decor objects—for adults and kids alike—by Cincinnati-based artist and designer Andrew Neyer. Combining wit and functionality, the pieces, ranging from lighting to candleholders to catch-alls, add a touch of bright, graphic whimsy to any room. The collection features an adorable selection of lamps and pendants shaped [...]

August 26, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on New home decor collection has playful objects for kids and adults alike

Prediction score may help identify older adults at risk for pneumonia

Prediction score may help identify older adults at risk for pneumonia

Using a set of lifestyle and health factors, researchers in a recent study by the American Geriatrics Society found a method of calculating risk for pneumonia that may help increase vaccination and prevent the potentially life-threatening infection. Older adults with pneumonia are hospitalized about 40 percent of the time, facing high risk of complication and [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Prediction score may help identify older adults at risk for pneumonia

Adults with diabetes suffer 17 or more years of disability, study says

Adults with diabetes suffer 17 or more years of disability, study says

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 — Adults with diabetes die earlier and suffer longer with disabilities than men and women without the blood-sugar disease, researchers are reporting. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes will shorten the lives of 50-year-old men and women by more than three years. And only about 13 of their remaining years will [...]

April 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Adults with diabetes suffer 17 or more years of disability, study says