Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer and a leading cause of death by cancer in Australian men. Early detection is key to successful treatment but men often dodge the doctor, avoiding diagnosis tests until it's too late.
The lack of coordination of care for residents in aged care facilities and other sectors of the health system has been a long-term problem for the aged care sector and was highlighted last year when 685 Australians in aged care homes died of COVID-related illness.
Legend has it that Marie Antoinette’s hair turned grey overnight just before her beheading in 1791. Though the legend is inaccurate—hair that has already grown out of the follicle does not change colour—a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is the first to offer quantitative evidence linking psychological stress to greying hair in people.
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is the most widely used dementia screening test in the world. In fact, it’s the test former US President Donald Trump famously bragged about ‘aceing’ as part of his cognitive health check in 2018.
Older adults taking blood pressure-lowering medications known to cross the blood-brain barrier had better memory recall over time compared to those taking other types of medicines to treat high blood pressure, according to newly published research (June 21) published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
It’s been named the world’s best diet for weight loss, but now researchers at the University of South Australia (UniSA) are confident that the Mediterranean diet – combined with a little daily exercise – can also help stave off dementia, slowing the decline in brain function that is commonly associated with older age.