Stem Cell Treatment for the Elderly: Beating Aging and Frailty

Aging, together with other conditions associated with it have long been dealt with by the elderly all over the world. Fatigue, loss of balance, and frailty are just some of these – hence a threat to these elderly, their families and caregivers. With this, researchers from the University of Miami’s (UM) Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute conducted a study on the impact of stem cell infusion on the elderly – as to whether or not it can aid in improving their health and prevent frailty. According to their findings through the early stage of their clinical trial, those who received a single infusion of stem cells from healthy and young donors turned out to be able to walk long distances and w

Elderly More Apt to Reveal Suicidal Intentions When Aging, Study Says

More than 1 out of 5 elderly adults committing suicide reveal their intention prior to taking their own lives, a research found out. All in all, 23 percent of suicide victims ages 50 and above disclose their suicidal intentions to another individual about a month before they commit the act, the research discovered. Rates of disclosure turned out higher in the elderly, especially those with chronic conditions. Those who commit suicide without revealing their thoughts may not opt to do so if they feel like their family members and healthcare providers would force treating them or dismiss such revelation, Namkee Choi, the research’s lead author, pointed out in an email to the Washington Post. A

Rich, White Seniors Are Becoming Healthier

A recent study found in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine has found that more white higher-income seniors are getting healthier. This is different, however, with Latino, African-American, as well as lower-income seniors. The numbers went up; from 42 percent of seniors in good health in 2000, it increased to 48 percent in 2014. This was shown in the elderly who are highly educated, wealthy, and white. In analyzing the disparities among other factors, Matthew Davis, lead author of the study, points to the effect of economic, social, and environmental considerations. There has been a growing divide in income. Thus, those who are well-off and have received higher education tend to invest in the

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