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Medicines And Alcohol Don’t Mix; Seniors Be Careful

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Several medicines will not mix with alcohol. That combination is dangerous and can even become deadly. Whether you’re taking prescription, over the counter medicines, or herbal remedies; don’t drink. Senior citizens, especially, take medications every day, making this a special problem. Before taking any medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you can safely drink…

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Medicare Cuts In Massive 2020 Budget Not Happening, Say Experts

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Medicare cuts proposed by President Trump in his 2020 budget will not happen say the experts.   President Trump’s proposal would appropriate $845 billion dollars less for senior citizens and people with disabilities. There would also be a reduction of $1.5 trillion from the safety net for low-income Americans. Experts say both proposals are a…

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Flu Season Not Over Yet, Says CDC. Everyone Stay Vigilant

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Flu season continues throughout the United States and the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) caution that although Spring is just around the corner, the flu bug can still get worse.   Take the CDC warning seriously folks as it’s based on the most recent statistics. In fact, through February 23rd, the number of illnesses, doctor…

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Bacteria On Insects Seen As Effective Against Drug-Resistant Superbugs

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Bacteria that live on insects may be more effective against drug-resistant superbugs, recent research shows. This is most welcome news as the growing problem of antibiotic resistance threatens the healthcare of millions of people, worldwide. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have thoroughly investigated the efficacy of the bacteria living on insects and believe it…

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Many Older Workers Involuntarily Forced Out Of Jobs; Age Discrimination?

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Many older workers, about 50% of seniors, aged 50+, were either laid off or forced to leave involuntarily from their long-held jobs, a recent study shows. These results indicate that many of these senior workers will now encounter financial difficulties. This comes at a time when planning for retirement is most important.      …

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Senior Citizen Falls Preventable With These Easy Light Exercises

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Senior citizen falls can be prevented just by doing a few light exercises each day. Unfortunately, each year, 2 million seniors go to emergency rooms to treat fall-related injuries. Even a simple fall to an aged person, can cause a serious fracture of the arm, hand, ankle, or hip.       The key to fall…

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Obesity Caused By Bad Sense Of Smell, New Study Finds

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Obesity is linked to a bad sense of smell, a new study finds. A recent review concludes that obese people have a reduced ability to detect and discriminate smell compared to slim people. Obesity is a medical condition characterized by an excessive amount of body fat. It is affects millions of people worldwide, and obese people are…

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10 Minute Cancer Test Is Just Around The Corner, Study Finds

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A 10 minute cancer test will soon come to market according to an Australian research team. These scientists at the University of Queensland have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test has an accuracy rate of 90% based on 200 blood and tissue samples. The technology behind…

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Dementia Detection In Five Minutes Could Improve Long-Term Therapy

A dementia detection procedure that can be completed in five minutes can accurately predict the occurrence of dementia onset up to 10 years after the test.   Scientists at University College London, report that early dementia signs can be detected by a simple, short scan of the individual’s neck. Indeed, these symptoms can be seen…

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Breathing Through Your Mouth Can Mess Up Your Memory

Breathing through your nose or mouth can have a major impact on your memory and recall, according to a recent study.   Swedish researchers report that breathing through your nose may help with memory storage and consolidation. Their study was published in The Journal of Neuroscience. What motivated these scientists to research a possible connection…

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