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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Senior Health: Elderly patients with aortic narrowing live longer with valve replacement ♦ Zinc deficiency linked to immune system response ♦ Early detection of Alzheimer's disease ♦ Aging population will require more neurosurgeons

Elderly patients with aortic narrowing live longer with minimally invasive valve replacement Elderly patients once considered too frail or tool sick for aortic valve replacement surgery are living longer, with better quality of life, following a minimally invasive surgery, compared to patients who did not undergo surgery,Continue Reading
Speech-based system for early detection of Alzheimer's disease  Various non-invasive methods for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease are under development. Alzheimer's disease is the most significant cause of dementia in the elderly: it affects over 35 million people. Continue Reading
America's aging population will require more neurosurgeons to handle increased brain bleeds  By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage (SDH) will be the most common adult brain condition requiring neurosurgical intervention in the U.S., according to a new study. And hospitals and neurosurgeons may be under-manned to handle the projected onslaught of patients Continue Reading
Zinc deficiency linked to immune system response, particularly in older adults  Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation, especially inflammation, new research shows. Zinc deficiency could play a role in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes that involve inflammation. Such diseases often show up in older adults, who are more at risk for zinc deficiency Continue Reading

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