Institute on Geriatrics – National Institutes of Aging

Setting up of National Institutes of Aging at New Delhi and Chennai India has been included in the 12th Five Year with a specific objective of health care for elderly people, including promotion of research in the field of geriatrics. Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses … Read more

Hearing Loss :: Genes influence age-related hearing loss

A new Brandeis University study of twins shows that genes play a significant role in the level of hearing loss that often appears in late middle age. The research, in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, examined genetic and environmental factors affecting hearing loss in the frequency range of speech recognition.

HIV :: Testing delays cause severe AIDS complications, Einstein researchers find

Despite the availability of life-saving antiretroviral treatment, people infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) continue to die and suffer from complications of AIDS, mainly due to delayed diagnosis and initiation of treatment. A researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and colleagues at Yale University have shed light on why this problem persists. They report their findings in the November issue of the journal Medical Care.

Folic Acid :: Folic acid linked to increased cancer rate

Two recent commentaries appearing in the November issue of Nutrition Reviews find that the introduction of flour fortified with folic acid into common foods was followed by an increase in colon cancer diagnoses in the U.S. and Canada. The two new review articles address these recent findings and provide an overview of the existing evidence on folic acid fortification and the associated policy issues.

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