Older adults' anemia linked to dementia risk

Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:30pm EDT

Kathryn Doyle

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among people in their 70s, anemia may flag an increased risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a new study.

Researchers following more than 2,500 U.S. adults in their 70s for over a decade found that those who started out with anemia were 65 percent more likely to develop dementia by the end of the study period.

Older adults’ anemia linked to dementia risk

Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:30pm EDT

Kathryn Doyle

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among people in their 70s, anemia may flag an increased risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a new study.

Researchers following more than 2,500 U.S. adults in their 70s for over a decade found that those who started out with anemia were 65 percent more likely to develop dementia by the end of the study period.

Stomach bug hits new Iowa patients in outbreak linked to salad mix

By Karen Brooks

Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:58pm EDT

(Reuters) – A severe stomach illness linked to prepackaged salad has struck two new patients in Iowa, state health officials said on Wednesday, as the bug spread through 16 states.

The salad mix has been blamed for most of the 145 total cases in Iowa and the 78 in Nebraska of the rare parasite cyclospora, which causes gastrointestinal illness. The two states account for nearly two-thirds of at least 378 cases in the United States since mid-June.

Stafford trust ‘should be dissolved’

31 July 2013 Last updated at 00:06 ET

Stafford Hospital in February 2013A public inquiry was triggered at Stafford Hospital after a higher than expected number of deaths at the trust

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  • No more covering up errors, NHS told
  • NHS cover-ups ‘should be a crime’
  • Stafford Hospital: Does NHS boss have case to answer?
  • Stafford Hospital Q&A

A report by administrators running the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital into the future of services there will be published later.

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust went into administration on 16 April after a report concluded it was not “clinically or financially sustainable”.

Right-to-die campaigners lose battle

30 July 2013 Last updated at 19:59 ET

Paul LambPaul Lamb was severely injured in a car accident in 1990

The Court of Appeal is to rule on Wednesday on the case of a paralysed man who wants to be helped to die.

Paul Lamb wants the law changed so he can kill himself with a doctor’s help.

Mr Lamb, from Leeds, has been almost completely paralysed from the neck down since a car accident 23 years ago and says he is in constant pain.

House Republicans leery of 'Obamacare' defunding idea

A Tea Party member reaches for a pamphlet titled ''The Impact of Obamacare'', at a ''Food for Free Minds Tea Party Rally'' in Littleton, New Hampshire in this October 27, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi//Files

A Tea Party member reaches for a pamphlet titled ”The Impact of Obamacare”, at a ”Food for Free Minds Tea Party Rally” in Littleton, New Hampshire in this October 27, 2012 file photo.

Credit: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi//Files

By Richard Cowan and Caren Bohan

WASHINGTON | Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:32pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Tea Party-inspired plan to kill President Barack Obama’s healthcare law by forcing a government shutdown unless funds to implement the law are denied has not gained traction among senior Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

House Republicans leery of ‘Obamacare’ defunding idea

A Tea Party member reaches for a pamphlet titled ''The Impact of Obamacare'', at a ''Food for Free Minds Tea Party Rally'' in Littleton, New Hampshire in this October 27, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi//Files

A Tea Party member reaches for a pamphlet titled ”The Impact of Obamacare”, at a ”Food for Free Minds Tea Party Rally” in Littleton, New Hampshire in this October 27, 2012 file photo.

Credit: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi//Files

By Richard Cowan and Caren Bohan

WASHINGTON | Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:32pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Tea Party-inspired plan to kill President Barack Obama’s healthcare law by forcing a government shutdown unless funds to implement the law are denied has not gained traction among senior Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

Stroke Centers Don’t Drive Up Costs

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Cardiovascular

Published: Jul 31, 2013

By Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Action Points

  • Establishing a coordinated stroke center at a tertiary care community hospital did not increase the total direct and indirect costs of treating patients at one institution.
  • Note that among patients with acute ischemic stroke, multivariate analysis revealed that total costs were significantly lower for patients 65 and older compared with younger patients.

Diabetes Doesn’t Seem to Affect Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

News Picture: Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Affect Alzheimer's Disease ProgressionBy Serena Gordon
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MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) — Conditions that cause problems maintaining normal blood sugar levels — such as glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes — don’t appear to be linked to specific signs of Alzheimer’s disease, new research indicates.