Treating age-related hearing loss can help prevent depression in seniors

Depression may be common in older adults, but it is not normal

About depression Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. When you have depression, you have trouble with daily life for weeks at […]

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For adults with arthritis even 45 minutes of exercise a week can be beneficial

First author Dorothy Dunlop, professor of rheumatology and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, and colleagues report their findings in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. Arthritis is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, caused by “wear […]

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Assam govt tells its employees – Take care of your parents, or we’ll do so from your pay 

Presenting a Rs 2,349.79 crore deficit budget on Tuesday, finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said every government employee must take care of his or her parents. If they don’t, the government will deduct a part of the employee’s salary and give it to the neglected parents for their sustenance, Sarma told the assembly “Care for […]

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Good News: Maha govt soon to implement senior citizens policy

India’s elderly struggle to fend for their health-care expenses

India is promoted as rising nation and many initiatives have been introduced by the government to strengthen India’s global economic standing with development as its core agenda. While on one hand, immense efforts are being made to improve India’s GDP (gross domestic product), which will secure the future of youth, the government machinery has been […]

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‘Heart surgery not the end of life,’ says 60-year-old set to run Mumbai Marathon for eighth time

Sixty-year-old Jayendra Maniklal Deliwala is one among city’s many senior citizens who will be running Mumbai Marathon. Though Deliwala started running seven years ago, from the last two years he has been setting an example of how a bypass surgery is not an end of life. Deliwala, who will run 21km in marathon for the […]

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In a big move, ICMR to launch research projects in the field of ageing and health care

The growing number of elderly people in India has prompted the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to have research projects in the field of ageing and health. The organisation has tied-up with the Sweden-based Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare with plans to develop affordable and appropriate innovative assistive technology for […]

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Accidentally swallowed denture lands senior citizen in hospital

A dental check-up landed an 83-year-old Khar resident in a hospital as he faced difficulty in swallowing food. Initially, the doctors wondered if it was a neurological problem as Anand Patil (name changed) had suffered brain stroke two years ago, as difficulty in swallowing is generally observed in patients with stroke history. It was only […]

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