Smoking May Be A Risk Factor In Lou Gehrig’s Disease – Researchers have established that smoking is risk factor in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Chronic Pain Linked to Increased Falls Amongst Seniors – More than two thirds of older adults suffer from chronic pain. A new study has found that this pain is a reason for falls in people over 70 years old.
Baby Boomers Getting More Hip Injuries – Today’s senior citizens are more active than previous generations and doctors are seeing more hip and pelvis injuries because of it. This trend is expected to continue as the baby boomers begin to retire.
A New Cause for Alzheimer’s May Have Been Discovered – Researchers in Spain have discovered that a precursor to nerve growth factor (pro-NGF) may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. High levels of pro-NGF are found in Alzheimer’s patients and this accumulation may lead to natural brain cell death.