Aging-associated diseases http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26779/all en Lilly drug chosen for US-sponsored Alzheimer's trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/lilly-drug-chosen-us-sponsored-alzheimers-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. researchers said they have selected Eli Lilly and Co's experimental treatment solanezumab for a federally sponsored study of whether Alzheimer's disease can be slowed down or prevented among older patients who have not yet developed significant memory problems.</p> <p>The closely watched "A4" prevention study will select 1,000 participants aged 70 to 85 who have varying levels in their brains of amyloid protein - believed to be a main cause of the memory-robbing disease.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/lilly-drug-chosen-us-sponsored-alzheimers-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Alzheimer's disease Health Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736334 at http://www.globalpost.com Regular aspirin use tied to age-related vision loss: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/regular-aspirin-use-tied-age-related-vision-loss-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Taking at least one aspirin every week is linked to the development of age-related vision loss, according to an Australian study that looked at information collected over 15 years.</p> <p>Currently, over 100 billion aspirin tablets are consumed every year, the researchers wrote in JAMA Internal Medicine, commonly used in the prevention of heart attacks or strokes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/regular-aspirin-use-tied-age-related-vision-loss-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Health Medicine Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 01:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738628 at http://www.globalpost.com Alzheimer's to triple by 2050 as baby boomers age http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/alzheimers-triple-2050-baby-boomers-age <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Without a cure, Americans over 65 with disease to reach 13.8 million</p> <p>* Policymakers called upon to prepare for increase</p> <p>By Julie Steenhuysen</p> <p>CHICAGO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. residents aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to nearly triple to 13.8 million by 2050 as aging baby boomers swell the ranks of those living with the brain-wasting disease, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/alzheimers-triple-2050-baby-boomers-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Alzheimer's Association Business Health Labor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:30:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748231 at http://www.globalpost.com Alzheimer's cases to triple by 2050: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alzheimers-cases-triple-2050-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Alzheimer's disease cases in the US will nearly triple in the next 40 years, according to new projections Wednesday that suggest there will be nearly 14 million sufferers by 2050.</p> <p>In 2010, there were just 4.7 million people with Alzheimer's disease in the United States.</p> <p>The researchers who made the projections attribute the predicted increase to the high numbers of "baby boomers" -- the especially large generation born after World War II -- who are now reaching old age.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alzheimers-cases-triple-2050-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Entertainment Family Health Social Issues AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:45:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748246 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-U.S. FDA outlines path to test Alzheimer's drugs earlier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/us-fda-outlines-path-test-alzheimers-drugs-earlier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects name of university in fifth paragraph)</p> <p>* FDA encourages testing drugs before dementia strikes</p> <p>* One prevention study to focus on family in Colombia</p> <p>* U.S. aims to find effective treatment by 2025</p> <p>By Julie Steenhuysen</p> <p>CHICAGO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Proposed U.S. guidelines may make it easier for drug companies to test Alzheimer's treatments in people at an earlier stage, when scientists think they may have the best shot at working.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/us-fda-outlines-path-test-alzheimers-drugs-earlier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Health Medicine Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749444 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. FDA outlines path to test Alzheimer's drugs earlier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/us-fda-outlines-path-test-alzheimers-drugs-earlier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FDA encourages testing drugs before dementia strikes</p> <p>* One prevention study to focus on family in Colombia</p> <p>* U.S. aims to find effective treatment by 2025</p> <p>By Julie Steenhuysen</p> <p>CHICAGO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Proposed U.S. guidelines may make it easier for drug companies to test Alzheimer's treatments in people at an earlier stage, when scientists think they may have the best shot at working.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/us-fda-outlines-path-test-alzheimers-drugs-earlier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Health Medicine Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:00:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750152 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Antibiotic resistance a "catastrophic threat": UK medical chief</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Circulatory system Disaster Health Medicine Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 05:15:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5779340 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>New York City cannot ban sales of large sodas: judge</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Business Health Hospitality Law Medicine Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 04:30:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5780333 at http://www.globalpost.com Technology to detect Alzheimer's takes SXSW prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/technology-detect-alzheimers-takes-sxsw-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Technology capable of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease long before its symptoms appear won a coveted honor for innovation Tuesday at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.</p> <p>Neurotrack, which uses eye tracking to achieve a claimed 100 percent success rate, took the health technologies category in the SXSW Accelerator competition as the festival's interactive segment drew to a close.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/technology-detect-alzheimers-takes-sxsw-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Cognitive disorders Health Technology AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 03:30:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781917 at http://www.globalpost.com Technology to detect Alzheimer's takes SXSW prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/technology-to-detect-alzheimers-takes-sxsw-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Technology capable of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease long before its symptoms appear won a coveted honor for innovation Tuesday at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.</p> <p>Neurotrack, which uses eye tracking to achieve a claimed 100 percent success rate, clinched the health technologies category in the SXSW Accelerator competition as the festival's interactive segment drew to a close.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/technology-to-detect-alzheimers-takes-sxsw-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Cognitive disorders Health Politics Technology AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 05:45:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781962 at http://www.globalpost.com One in three seniors dies from dementia: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/one-three-seniors-dies-dementia-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One in three seniors in the United States dies from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, according to a report published by the Alzheimer's Association on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Today there are no Alzheimer's survivors. If you have Alzheimer's disease, you either die from it or die with it," said Harry Johns, president of the Alzheimer's Association.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/one-three-seniors-dies-dementia-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Cognitive disorders Health AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:31:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788149 at http://www.globalpost.com Dementia costlier than cancer, heart disease http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/dementia-costlier-cancer-heart-disease <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dementia costs more each year in the United States than cancer or heart disease, with annual costs ranging from $157 billion to $215 billion, according to a study released Wednesday.</p> <p>Much of the costs come from long-term care giving, and the price tag is expected to more than double by 2040, said the study by the non-profit RAND Corporation in the April 4 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/dementia-costlier-cancer-heart-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Cognitive disorders Health Labor Social Issues AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:45:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800835 at http://www.globalpost.com Dementia costlier than cancer, heart disease http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/dementia-costlier-cancer-heart-disease-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dementia costs more each year in the United States than cancer or heart disease, with annual costs ranging from $157 billion to $215 billion, according to a study released Wednesday.</p> <p>Much of the costs come from long-term care giving, and the price tag is expected to more than double by 2040, said the study by the non-profit RAND Corporation in the April 4 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/dementia-costlier-cancer-heart-disease-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Cognitive disorders Health Labor Social Issues AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:15:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801189 at http://www.globalpost.com Sheikh Khalifa Medical City recognised as one of world's top cardiovascular disease institutions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/sheikh-khalifa-medical-city-recognised-one-worlds-top-cardiovascular-di <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) has revealed it is recognised as one of the world's foremost institutions for cardiovascular patient care.</p><P>SKMC, managed by the Cleveland Clinic, is now one of just a handful of institutions in the world - and the only such institute outside of the US - to receive accreditation as a Cycle IV Chest Pain Centre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/sheikh-khalifa-medical-city-recognised-one-worlds-top-cardiovascular-di" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Health Labor Medicine Social Issues Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:24:35 +0000 Asianet 5801843 at http://www.globalpost.com Study: Dementia tops cancer, heart disease in cost http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/study-dementia-tops-cancer-heart-disease-cost <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Cancer and heart disease are bigger killers, but Alzheimer's is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $157 billion to $215 billion a year, according to a new study that looked at this in unprecedented detail.</p><P>The biggest cost of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia isn't drugs or other medical treatments, but the care that's needed just to get mentally impaired people through daily life, the nonprofit RAND Corp.'s study found.</p><P>It also gives what experts say is the most reliable estimate for how many Americans have dementia - around 4.1 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/study-dementia-tops-cancer-heart-disease-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Business Cognitive disorders Education Health Labor Politics Social Issues Technology Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 15:32:51 +0000 Asianet 5803968 at http://www.globalpost.com