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Friday, February 6, 2015

Health News for Seniors: Beer fend off Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases ♦ Antibiotics with diuretic can double risk of sudden death ♦ Compound found in grapes may help prevent memory loss

Beer compound could help fend off Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases
The health-promoting perks of wine have attracted the spotlight recently, leaving beer in the shadows. But scientists are discovering new ways in which the latter could be a more healthful beverage than once thought. It turns out that a compound from hops could protect brain cells from damage -- and potentially slow the development of disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Continue Reading
Commonly used antibiotics with diuretic can double risk of sudden death in older patients
The combination of the commonly prescribed antibiotic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole with the diuretic spironolactone, widely used for heart failure, more than doubles the risk of death for older patients, reports a study Continue Reading
Compound found in grapes, red wine may help prevent memory loss
A compound found in common foods such as red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research. Continue Reading

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