How much vitamin D is enough? It depends

When recommending vitamin D supplements, doctors should treat each patient's requirements as unique rather than rely on "one-size-fits-all" guidelines.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging bones calcium supplements vitamin-d

Fewer health troubles for older workers with the right job

When an older worker's cognitive abilities and the demands of the job don't suit each other, early retirement becomes more likely.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture aging cognition jobs older-adults retirement

A.I. rivals expert eyes at reading breast tissue biopsies

A new artificial intelligence system interprets breast tissue biopsies as accurately as experienced pathologists.

U. Washington | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artifical-intelligence breast-cancer imaging-technology medical-tests

Midbrain may be ‘canary in the coal mine’ for head injuries

Examining the midbrain may help doctors diagnose injuries from a concussive hit to the head or repeated hits over time, researchers say.

Emily Boynton-Rochester | Aug. 7, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains concussions imaging-technology injuries sports

Why some older adults experience memory mix-ups

Even in older adults who don't have issues with memory, it can be tricky to separate relevant memories from irrelevant ones. New research helps explain why.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins | Aug. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging brains memory

Ultrasound ‘lens’ could replace invasive endoscopy

A new ultrasound technique that takes images of the body's organs in a noninvasive way could reduce the need for endoscopy.

Carnegie Mellon-HCII | Aug. 5, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine endoscopy imaging-technology ultrasound

1 in 10 older adults binge drink

Binge drinking for older adults is particularly risky due to age-related physical changes, such as an increased risk of falling, researchers warn.

Rachel Harrison-NYU | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging alcohol older-adults

Atomic details of protein ‘droplets’ may shed light on ALS

Understanding more about the interactions that stabilize the phase-shifting FUS protein could reveal new ways to treat ALS and other diseases.

Mollie Rappe-Brown | July 24, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine als imaging-technology proteins

College money habits shape when we see ourselves as adults

The way we budget, spend, and save our money in college could shape when we begin to form an 'adult identity' and see ourselves as grown up.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | July 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture aging college-students identity money relationships


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