Avanir’s drug reduces Alzheimer’s related agitation in trial

      “An estimated six million Americans have Alzheimer’s, a number that has doubled since 1980 and is expected to be as high as 16 million by 2050, the company said.”   Source: Reuters*   (Reuters) – Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug was more effective in reducing agitation associated with Alzheimer’s, compared with a placebo, […]

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Drug-resistant ‘superbug’ threat mounts [Health News via Wallstreet]

This article is reminiscent of all the times our belated parents were in and out of the hospital due to their terminal illnesses. They were fortunate to overcome several pneumonias of which at times they struggled with  antibiotic-resistant infections, thus extending their hospital stay.  Indeed, after 13 years of caring for mom and dad, we’ve witnessed […]

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Multiple Diseases in the Elderly Has Emerged As a Challenge at Assisted Living Centers

It has been revealed in various reports that most of the residents in America’s assisted living centers and retirement homes suffer from not one, but several chronic health problems. This presents a significant challenge before these facilities. Close to 750, 000 people live in assisted living centers in America. Among these almost 400, 000 are […]

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