Mobile phone use tied to higher risk for new-onset hypertension
May 09, 2023
Mobile phone use for making or receiving calls was significantly associated with a higher risk for new-onset hypertension, according to a study published online May 4 in the European Heart Journal: Digital...
Longer daily naps tied to worse health effects
May 01, 2023
People taking long naps (siestas) during the day have higher body mass indexes (BMIs) and are more likely to have metabolic syndrome (MetS) than those who do not take naps, according to a study published...
Investments needed to meet demand for home care workforce
Apr 24, 2023
The home care workforce increased from 2008 to 2013, but growth slowed to 2019, while the number of Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) participants increased continuously from 2008 to 2020,...
Daytime napping tied to incident atrial fibrillation risk
Apr 21, 2023
Napping longer than 30 minutes/day versus less than 30 minutes/day associated with significant increased risk for atrial fibrillation
Greater educational attainment may protect against cognitive decline
Apr 20, 2023
However, protective effect appears to differ by race and ethnicity
Self-fitting, over-the-counter hearing aids beneficial
Apr 17, 2023
Self-reported and clinical outcomes similar to those seen with audiologist-fitted hearing aids
Use of hearing aids reduces dementia risk in those with hearing loss
Apr 14, 2023
Risk for all-cause dementia increased for those with hearing loss without hearing aids, but not for those with hearing aid use
Poor social determinants of health tied to vision loss
Apr 11, 2023
Findings similar for both clinically evaluated and self-reported vision loss measures
Community engagement tied to less inpatient care in older adults
Apr 06, 2023
More social, cultural and community engagement (SCCE) is associated with more dental and outpatient care utilization and reduced inpatient care among older adults, according to a study published online...
Risk for dementia increased with low bone mineral density
Mar 24, 2023
Participants with lower bone mineral density at femoral neck more likely to develop all-cause dementia, Alzheimer disease during follow-up